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Anonymous USB?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sinnestro, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Sinnestro

    Sinnestro Newbie

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    Hey everyone, not sure if I put this in the right place, so mods please feel free to move it if you so desire! I just had a though pop across my head as I'm delving into the world of anonymity- more specifically in regards to LiveUSB's. I will make this extremely short while attempting to give some background info. My goal is to run a LiveUSB version of Linux which from there I will run Whonix to access the web through VPNs and a VPS. Now my question is, I have a USB from a while ago that I bought with a credit card, shipped to my address. If I want this USB to be completely anonymous, after I completely wipe the drive, is there anything else that can be done? Yes, I understand it will be on my statements and blah, blah.. But what sparks my curiosity is that minus the hard sales documents that tie the drive to me, are there any hardware ID's or such that can be wiped to make it like that USB was not the one I ordered, and just a random USB? I googled a bit and found that USB's have VID (Vendor ID) and PID (Product ID) keys on them, and wanted to know if it was possible to change these, and even if you did, is my goal complete- is the drive anonymous and unable to be traced back to the point of sale? Or is there more that has to be done to make it like this USB was never even purchased (minus just buying a new one with cash). Thank you very much everyone for your help, I'm very excited to see what everyone has to say about this!
     
  2. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    You've answered your own question.

    If you want to be anonymous, the last thing you would ever do is buy something with a credit card and then have it shipped to your home address.
     
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    your first goal should be to master the return button
     
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