I am newish to security but I have looked a lot for the perfect way to stay fully anonymous while all data is encrypted. Let's say someones a whistleblower or trading government secrets, how could he wander of freely around the Tor network without being spotted (it's just an example), or anyone else who wishes to. My thoughts...
Tor over VPN
Gives me a great advantage to hide data and the fact that I'm using Tor but if I would hit a bad exit node, he could find sniff my metadata and see all content of the data because VPN has already decrypted the message. No Good!
VPN over Tor
Gives me a great advantage to hide data from exit note and impossible to see metadata. But the disadvantage that my ISP can see everything, and no protection from any spying TOR exit nodes. No Good!
VPN over Tor over VPN?
Possible to then hide my metadata and encrypted data from both exit note and ISP? Not sure and didn't find anything about it.
How about using a VPN to work over Tor on Tails? Would I need to create my own VPN servers around the world?
Let's say I would anonymously pay via digital currencies for the VPN server. Maybe shared IP address?
I feel like I'm on the right track to find full anonymity and privacy solution via Tor, but I'm not sure. I hope some of you can help an average Joe to understand how most experienced hackers would hide themselves.