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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Is spoofing the origin IP in a TCP header an effective “anonymity” strategy?

I know just enough about TCP to know there's a header which, among other things, contains the origin IP and target IP of that packet, which the internet uses to guide it to its destination and then on ...
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How do connection relays strengthen anonymity?

We've all heard of the concept of some geek bouncing their internet connection over a number of servers to hide their trail when doing something secretive. I'm curious about why this is done. I know ...
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Best practices: Use of a single private key as a person, or multiple to identify self across domains?

Similar to the question here, I'd like to apply the same question to a person. For example, I have implanted a chip in my hand that holds an encrypted private key that serves as my personal unique ...
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Did Google discover my Tor Route? [migrated]

I just noticed something weird when using the Tor Browser to access google.com. My entry node was located in France, and the exit node was located in the Netherlands, as can be seen in the image ...
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How does Tor collect addresses of nodes?

My name is Alice and I would like to send a package to my beloved Bob. In order to avoid getting recognized by Bob I decide to send my message through several nodes. At each step, a node decrypts the ...
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Nmap through proxy

Using the following command: nmap --proxy socks4://*.*.*.*:25074 -sV -O --reason scanme.nmap.org I'm not sure if nmap is really using the proxy specified Had an idea of scanning "localhost" or ...
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How to get a secure iPhone [closed]

I have a friend overseas in a war zone, and would like to order an iPhone with this security built in. I understand that you do this, but am unclear how to: Get the iPhone to you. How to secure ...
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How to test my anonymity?

let's assume that I've used proxies and anonymizing tools as much as I want. How to be sure that I'm totally anonymous? I'm not talking only about IP spoofing and identity hiding, but other and ...
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Two-phase anonymization

EDIT: [N.B: I fully replaced the original question which was not a very good statement of the problem (see comments) with a more apt one.] I have records that contain - among other things - the ...
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Possibility for Multi-layer VPN or queries through TOR? [duplicate]

If a user is to fingerprint a server via SQL injection and doesn't want the server to be able to trace back. Is the only way to use a proxy/VPN? Can queries and requests be sent through TOR network? ...
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TOR cracked: How do you think the FBI did it? [closed]

I read in this article that the FBI was able to crack the anonymity of TOR. From what I heard and read , onion routing makes it almost impossible to de-anonymize a user. The last time I heard anyone ...
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Tor as a Chrome/Firefox extension Plugin? [migrated]

Browsing habit seems to be one of the big factors on anonymity, and i am wondering if there is possibility that technology wise Tor can be written as a Plugin on top of Mainstream browsers, so the ...
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Setting specific geoIP in piratebrower

I'm using Piratebrowser. In-order to set specific country's IP, I used the line "ExitNodes {in}" Its working. I'm getting Indian IP in dnsleaktest; but my geolocation is getting a Japan ...
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Proxy help on Kali Linux [closed]

I've recently gotten into using tor and I understand that tor only handles tcp. What I was hoping was to route all of my network traffic from my local machine through what I, at the time, thought of ...
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How would two people with burner phones communicate?

According to Edward Snowden in this tweet... Phones used in real-world ops are disposed on a per-action, or per-call basis. Lifetimes of minutes, hours. Not days. Let's imagine for a moment that ...
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Anonymity on a non-anonymous computer [closed]

Question: What steps should be done on a not anonymous PC with personal data to get as anonymous as possible ? Background Info: I use my laptop with Kali Linux for java coding and some C# on ...
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Proxy + TOR = anonymous?

I've been doing some research about how to stay anonymous on the net, and I was wondering what if you set up for instance your browser, to run through a proxy and then run through tor? Can I browse ...
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Creating secure circuit in first generation Onion Routing

I'm reading paper on first generation Onion Routing from 1996. From paper: "To begin a session between an initiator and a responder, the initiator's proxy identifies a series of routing nodes ...
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Exposing IP address via img tags

As we all know, many forums allow users to set profile pictures, post images, or put images in signatures. Could a user create an img tag that points to their own site with a link that no one would ...
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How anonymous is this setup?

I've been fiddling around lately about my security as I'd like to stay completely anonymous on the Internet because we all deserve privacy, and I hope this setup will at least make it hard to find out ...
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Can the ip of a SMB file share be traced back to me? [closed]

The question is pretty much self explanitory
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Can I dis-identify myself if I use VPN on sites?

This is for irc site. but identification mechanism is what I need to know. On IRC (since it's the kinpin of tracking,identifying) if I use a different IP, can I still be identified if someone is ...
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Anonymity while “attacking” a target [closed]

I'm very interested to the security topic, but sometimes I fail in understanding how a hacker would be successful like for example a group that recently claimed they got data from FBI. I wonder ...
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What is the difference between traffic co-relation attack and timing attack?(with relation to VPN or TOR)

Till what I have understood of timing attack is that I send 5Mb request and my VPN also sends a 5Mb request(the adversary present at both the ends i.e my ISP and VPN's end,hence the adversary finding ...
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FireFox inadvertedly increasing security?

With the known advent of Flash-based cookies and recently something called super-cookies, security and anonymity has become something more of a luxury rather than the norm and merchants want to ...
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Why hasn't anyone taken over Tor yet?

Tor is known to encrypt the transferred content and the meta information by layering the encryption. I know there have been correlation attacks that deanonymized some users by federal agencies. Why ...
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Can my ISP see what sites I visit if I use a private DNS provider?

In order to browse anonymously, I use SOCKS proxies, flush cookies and cache, and pay for a private DNS service. Sometimes, I need to browse without using all of those, but I keep my private DNS ...
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Isolated safe anonymous OS

I wonder about a setup where I can have a primary OS on my Laptop, but keep a second OS that is safe, anonymous, persistent and isolated (for sensivite data that may communicate with the outside ...
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Can VPN,proxy servers and TOR evade/remove Browser Fingerprinting in terms of anonymity? [duplicate]

If not what are other ways to beat browser fingerprinting?Thank you.
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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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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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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 ...