Thread: Protecting Yourself
05-18-2004, 09:56 AM #1
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So you think you are anonymous....
Well I may be somewhat of a rookie when it comes to anabolics, but I do
have some knowledge that may be helpful to suppliers, and just people here
in general. I have read over some of the "to-dos" regarding keeping
yourself anonymous, and I have some critiques because in my dealings with
law enforcement, and having to track kiddie porn ****s... things arent
really the way they appear. Oh, and in case your wondering how I happen
to know all this crap I work for an ISP and I have to deal with this ****
on a daily basis.
Hotmail, Hushmail, etc...
They are NOT anonymous, especially hotmail and yahoo. Hushmail does step
things up a little bit by encrpyting all your data on their server with
PGP, but you are taking their word for it. The real problem with all of
these sites is they log the IP address of the person who originally signed
up for the account. I can't tell you how many people have been prosecuted
by this alone. Another large factor is everytime you visit the site there
are logs of what IP you are using. All it takes is a subpoena to that
ISP and they got your shrunken balls! BTW AIM conversations are ALL
logged. I am not sure of the duration, but I know AOL admins have a nifty
web based app they can use to pull; up past conversations. You can look
into encrypting this talk with a program like Trillian pro.
How to get around these problems
Use a service that will act as a proxy between yourself and the internet.
There are pay services which say that they do not log traffic whatsoever,
and this may be true (www.anonymizer.com). I have never dealt with such a
case using their service, but they have been around for some time now.
They are the easiest to use as they add a toolbar on
your browser which lets you turn it on and off. Another solution is to
take advantage of all the open proxies on the internet. You can google
"open proxies" for some lists to use. I have not always been a huge fan
of this because the person on the other end could be logging usernames and
passwords for sites. But, it is effective in masking your identity. It
could simply be an exploited machine on the internet, but you never know!
Now besides the authorities going after your mail accounts etc, servers
like AR are housed within the US. There are another whole slew of things
that could happen because of this, but I dont really want to go into
detail, but once again masking your IP... mask your IP
I am new here, and this is my first stab at trying to contribute a little
something. I am more then willing to answer some questions, but I wont
help someone step by step on how to configure there computer to use a
proxy etc. If you are that new I suggest using anonymizer.
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
05-18-2004, 10:01 AM #2
Interesting read ....and Welcome!
05-18-2004, 10:03 AM #3Member
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05-18-2004, 10:04 AM #4
What would you recommend a proxy server program? Do they work? I know that if someone wants to look at this right now they can, with your knowledge what should one do? It's great to know this but why tell if there is no solution?
05-18-2004, 10:05 AM #5
good read bro
05-18-2004, 10:07 AM #6Originally Posted by 1victor
05-18-2004, 10:16 AM #7
Good info to pass along. It is exactly what I've thought but wasn't sure about. I use proxify.com every now and again but the free service craps out a lot and there are a lot of restrictions as to what you can view through them (i.e.-scripts and such). I'll have to look in to paying for the anonymizer.
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