The state of being anonymous. Meaning: not identified by name and not having outstanding, individual, or unusual features that enable identification.

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What is the simplest way to send an anonymous email?

I would like to send an email that can't be traced back to me, is there a simple direct approach to do that? I mean an electronic way that doesn't involve me going to an Internet cafe wearing a ...
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Are VPNs more secure than TOR? Why? [duplicate]

I've heard from multiple sources that a trusted VPN service is more secure than using TOR. Is this true? Even if TOR is used with SSL? Why or why not? And how do they compare with regard to anonymity? ...
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There's still remain anyway to surf 100% anonymously on internet using a computer? [duplicate]

There's still a way to be 100% anonymous on internet using a computer? I know that using a prepaid SIM card you can surf 100% anonymously, as far as your phone hasn't been bought with a credit card ...
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Could Instagram really have asked me to send an email of my face, or is it a scam? [closed]

My Instagram account was deactivated without explanation, so I sent a request for an appeal. I then received this email, asking me to send them a picture of myself holding a hand-written code: Hi, ...
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Considerations for a Web Based Secure Questionnaire System

I am about the start working with my degree project, which is related to Secure Questionnaires. I am currently doing research about how to develop a web based system which requires the users to login ...
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Tor exit node can know my IP address?

I have read some articles about how Tor works. I know about layer by layer decryption, but there is something that I cannot understand: If the exit node is the one that does the last decryption and ...
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How do websites recognize visitors? [duplicate]

Being more specific, I would like to know which are the possibilities for a webbsite owner to detect whether the same user logs with different accounts, and how to bypass each of them. For example, I ...
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Is it possible to secretly monitor/backdoor hardware?

I've recently gained an interest in anonymity and the technical aspects of it. Is it possible for hardware to be bugged and monitored? I.e, can a seller of a processor bug it in order to report what ...
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Using VPN on Android, Necessity of Rooting

I have just gotten a new phone and would like to protect my privacy better than I have in the past. I have read about rooting and then installing OrWall, OrBot, and OrWeb. If I understood correctly, ...
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Is it possible to tell when a remote bitmessage client is creating new messages?

One StackExchange answer mentioned bitmessages can be traced, another said it is fully anonymous. The second link seems to cite Wikipedia but a user points out that this anonymous concept doesn't ...
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If SSL/TSL is secure then why do terrorists use other alternatives instead? [closed]

Everywhere it is mentioned that SSL/TLS must be used because of the high security and privacy they provide. My question is: if this is true then why terrorists and other people use other alternatives ...
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Is anonymous message delivery feasible? [closed]

I came across two papers written on this topic: Buses for Anonymous Message Delivery and Tokens for anonymous Communications in the Internet I am probably missing a lot of the nuance, and I could ...
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Create a website and stay anonymous [duplicate]

I am a newbie. I learned mysql and PHP and created a website ... in localhost. Finally my website is ready and I am going to buy a server. However I want to stay anonymous so that nobody will know ...
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Setup to be somewhat anonymous [closed]

Would I be "somewhat anonymous" if I purchased bitcoin using my real bank account, used that bitcoin to purchase a VPN-service that I can trust does not keep any logs, and use that VPN-service through ...
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Is there a john doe of the internet (not anonymous)? [closed]

Anonymous is one of the most interesting things in culture these days (imo), but if one were to make anything and put the name "Anon" on it, it might come off as either undesirable to the loosely ...
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Isn't online anonymity compromised by any SSL connection?

When using a vpn, proxy etc to hide your IP, if you, as an example, login securely to a bank website, they will (or can) obtain your real IP contained in the encrypted data. Likewise, any SSL secured ...
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How am I identifiable when connecting to a site and is it possible to be anonymous? [duplicate]

When I visit a website, they get information about me such as IP address, country etc. What are other ways/other information with that they can identify me/my connection? How can I change/mask this ...
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im thinking to buy a laptop which is unregistered. its a new laptop without registration of its ip address [closed]

I'm thinking to buy a laptop,its directly imported from a ship or maybe stolen,i don't know ,but its ip address is not registered ..so if I will buy it then is it safe ? Can I be traced by the police ...
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Hashing Identifiers to Create Pseudonyms

I'm wanting to share datasets between two organisations in a pseudonymised way such that they link together via mutual entities (e.g. people) but so that the entities cannot be identified. E.g.: ...
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VPN Server Inside VPN client on Router

This is a different context of an already asked question: In a few words: Sub-VPN or VPN SubNetwork... VPNsception? So I am using DD-WRT flashed router which connects as a client to VPN server ...
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Adobe Flash-based site's UI misbehaves when it's accessed through a VPN. Is it leaking my real ip address?

Here is a setup: A Linux/Windows VM at home (will call it "hidden VM" from now on) which is placed into an isolated environment (it's located in its own isolated virtual network, and the only way ...
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How far should I go in protecting a user's SMBIOS UUID?

My server will be receiving data from several hundreds of computers. As part of keeping track of which computer sent what, I will be fingerprinting the hardware and keeping the results in my database. ...
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Does using (dot) instead of . or (at) isntead of @ really give any protection for addresses not getting harvested? [duplicate]

After reading this post: http://academia.stackexchange.com/q/55612/34428 I asked my self, is this really the deal about it? I mean... It just looks stupid in my eyes that one is expecting a ...
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What is “anonymous identity” in enterprise WPA?

When connecting to an enterprise WPA protected network, I have the option the add an "anonymous identity" (see related screenshot). I don't understand what's the point though. Who get to see this ...
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How does a website detect proxy? [duplicate]

How can a specific website detect that I'm surfing via proxy? Is there a way to use proxy and not get detected? If so, how?
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What are the most effective ways to stay anonymous in the internet? [duplicate]

I wonder how hackers can stay anonymous in the Internet. I have some ideas like using TOR or a chain of servers (for example a few SSH tunnels through different countries) but which of them are ...
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Virtual phone number [closed]

I want to set up an account for a certain service while remaining anonymous. This service requires phone activation and where I live it not possible to activate a sim card without submitting id to the ...
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Building an anonymous network

Imagine you're building Facebook, except you don't want to reveal user identity for posts and comments. You still want to verify each user's organization. For example, if the user signs up with ...
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Is 100% anonymity possible with Tor under certain circumstances? [duplicate]

Tor has guidelines that define a set of rules/techniques to assure anonymity. Some examples are browsing in small window mode so your screen resolution can't be detected, using HTTPS everywhere, and ...
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How to increase anonymity of TOR

I need some system to gain a high level anonymity - nobody should have the possibility to figure out my IP. I can use TOR, but I do not completely trust to it. So I have an idea for a system with high ...
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What are the best ways for an iOS 9 user to protect against device fingerprinting?

In response to this series of questions: What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS9 app collect? and as an update to this question: What are the best practices for maintaining privacy ...
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What parts of IPv6 address may I show publicly and safely?

I want to ask question about some network issue, i.e. about printing the IPv6 address correctly. I assume the users expect me to provide some meaningful examples of what I expect and what I have. ...
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What are specific use cases for anonymity?

There are various technologies for anonymity online, most notably TOR, but also I2P and VPNs, as well as simply using one-shot email addresses. What are the specific use cases for anonymity? I'm not ...
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When do honest people need privacy or anonymity? (e.g. they have nothing to hide) [closed]

I'm having a discussion with someone who thinks they don't need technical measures of privacy or anonymity. Common arguments against needing to care about privacy or anonymity include: Everything ...
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Questions on true anonymity

I am going to use Tails to connect to Tor through VPN which has AES-256 data encryption, SHA-256 data authentication and RSA-4096 handshake encryption on my Mac on my school's WiFi (as public as I can ...
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Using Tor browser on a Windows machine

Suppose a person is running a Windows 7/8 operating system. If she/he uses the TOR web-browser, can Microsoft see what they are browsing? Would that not defeat the point of using TOR in the first ...
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Why disable JavaScript in Tor? [duplicate]

Why it is not advisable to use JavaScript with Tor? Yet with JavaScript, you cannot get the IP address of the user except through an external website. How could using JavaScript with Tor expose one's ...
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Can high network usage be detected and prevented in Tor? [closed]

I've already asked this question here but as of yet it has no views/answers. I was wondering if there is any way for Tor to detect high network usage in the context of transferring large files using ...
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Onion routing vs crowds

I have been studying about computer security and at some point i came across the terms of onion routing and crowds. From what i have understood they are very similar in their usage (interchangeable). ...
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How can LPWA get implemented

I have been reading about computer security and at a point it mentioned Lucent Personalized Web Assistant (LPWA). Though I think I understood what it can offer, it doesn't say anywhere how/if a user ...
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How do I track an anonymous email sender? [closed]

I'm getting dirty and filthy mails send from past 2 years in my GMail account. I tried to ignore it, but it is getting filthier day by day. I need some advice and help.
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Is it possible to allow anonymous users to access part of an Azure website which uses Active Directory

I have a website hosted in Azure that uses Active Directory to prevent anyone from accessing it except for a few test users. Now I would like to expose a single page so that anyone can access it. I've ...
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Cryptographic algorithm to anonymise strings in pronounceable fashion?

NB: I originally posted this on SO (link), but then realise Security SE be more suitable, since there's existing questions around Crypto-PAn, which is similar here I have a logfile of database ...
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How 'private' is my setup?

I'm currently running QubesOS (so essentially a virtualized Fedora operating system), which I use to access an offshore VPS through I2P (using garliccat). I then route all my traffic through the VPS ...
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Is this a security flaw in tor? [duplicate]

I realize this question more belongs on the tor exchange (and i have indeed posted it there) so if you want to vote to close this question I completely understand. But I have noticed that this site it ...
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Online anonymity for a journalist in a dangerous country [closed]

I am a journalist in a corrupt country. I am concerned that my online usage will allow my antagonists to track me down, and it wouldn't end very good. I am aware that I may use TOR and VPNs, and ...
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Theoretical VPN and Tor Encryption Chain

Okay, so I've been looking around at the benefits of using tor to access you vpn and vice versa. Here's what I've come up with: VPN -> Tor Pros: Hides Tor usages from isp Hides your activities ...
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Whonix Signature verification failure

I've downloaded Whonix images and I have successfully imported the signing key (https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Whonix_Signing_Key). I have also established trust for the said key and verified that by ...
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Is there a way to give out secure tickets wihout storing them?

I'm building a website on which I want to make it very easy for users to create pages anonymously and later be able to come back and edit those pages. One way to do so is to give out confidential ...
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Should I use my trusted VPN for all my traffic? [closed]

I use my trusted VPN primarily for the sake of anonymity (to avoid data being collected about my Internet browsing), although I am aware of its security benefit -- traffic encryption. My question, ...