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Make Firefox Completely Anonymous for Account Creation?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Rastar, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Rastar

    Rastar Registered Member

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    Hey,

    I am trying to be completely anonymous while creating youtube accounts.

    My question is- does firefox save data to the registry files? If so, how do I delete it? Is there anything else I should be doing?

    Any other recommendations are welcome. Currently, I am using anon. Socks proxies and clearing cookies/history/offline content every time. Thanks.
     
  2. Jayemdae

    Jayemdae Newbie

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    I don't know if FF saves any critical data to the registry, but if you are concerned, you can use the portable version. With portable FF, all settings are saved to the directory. You can easily make a copy of the install directory before using it and copy it back periodically to have a clean install. I've done that many times and it's so much easier to manipulate things with the portable version. You can also try using private browsing. Other than that, it sounds like you're on the right track.

    For the portable version of FF, go to portableapps (add primary TLD to the end).
     
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  3. Rastar

    Rastar Registered Member

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    Thanks- sounds like a great way to do it.
     
  4. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    1) Clear your cookies, cache and all that other shit using the "clear recent history" option in Firefox.

    2) Clear your flash cookies - install the BetterPrivacy plugin to do this. Google / Youtube use flash cookies to store persistent info about your account across sessions, and clearing your regular cookies won't clear flash cookies.

    Note that you will also need to sign up using different IPs (ie proxies of some kind) if you want your Youtube accounts to last.
     
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    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    This is good advice.

    Here is a thread I put up recently regarding flash cookies and ff:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ookies-avoid-leaving-blackhat-footprints.html

    Good luck...
     
  6. friedcalamad

    friedcalamad Newbie

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    I use FoxyProxy for browsing online with proxies. It's a plugin for Firefox and is very easy to use. Worth checking out if you haven't yet.
     
  7. mojeezy

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    If you are super concerned there are a few options I employ. First get a USB drive and encrypt it using truecrypt. Then open that container or drive and drop firefox portable in there. Use that special browser when doing your thing, and you can always use the local copy of firefox for your normal browsing. You cannot run both at the same time.

    Option number 2
    Buy an ironkey, the advantage here is that the drive is not susceptible to brute force attack. There is a built in onboard version of firefox portable that has been "hardened". There is also a built in proxy through ironkey you get use of for free for 1 year. Def worth it for peace of mind.
     
  8. wilywonka

    wilywonka Newbie

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    the easiest way to make it completely annonymous is to use a virtual machine and in that virtual machine run vpn software. I recommend proxpn but there are plenty that work well. Also i wouldn't install flash, would disable java and would probably consider using noscript. The main reason for these extra steps is you don't want a cookie being set if you open the browser while not connected to the vpn.
     
  9. wins4

    wins4 Registered Member

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    People are using a hell of a lot of money on private proxies-- always seems like something necessary if you're going play in the bigger playground. Still find it hard to believe that there isn't a way to run software off a server or desktop that simple does not allow IP to show to a site one visits. Thoughts.
     
  10. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    There are plenty of perfectly usable open proxies out there for free. You just have to find them through a combination of clever scraping and scanning. Paid proxies are definitely not a requirement.

    You can also look into tor as another free alternative.
     
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    Is the virtual machine neccessary? wont the vpn be enough?

     
  12. CyberDilemma

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    x-bassist Junior Member

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    Create different profile for each firefox you have.

    Run
    type: Firefox.exe -P
    create new profile
    make new shortcut to new profile
    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P NewProfileName -no-remote

    google for more information
     
  14. CyberDilemma

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    You can set up all the firefox profiles you want but they are still going to have the same digital footprint. There is a firefox addon called user agent switcher that you can install, along with an XML file of all the possible user agents, which will somewhat disguise your digital footprint but then you still have to worry about evercookies which will regenerate themselves across all browser platforms.
     
  15. mhatter

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    You could try the "Cookie Monster" add-on for firefox. With this you can set the default to block all cookies. If you want to allow cookies for a website then you right mouse click the icon on the bottom right and choose either "Temporarily allow cookies from X.com" or "Accept cookies from X.com".

    Also, the "Add N Edit Cookies" is a good add-on to see what cookies you have stored.
     
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    You can also use sandboxie to run your browser. Sandbox it and each session is isolated.
     
  17. gts6

    gts6 Executive VIP

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    digital footprints consist of much more than just the cookies and useragent. things like screen resolutions and even a list of every font you have installed, and more.

    switching everything is a good idea, but try to also keep everything 'common'. dont use settings that are too obscure because you are trying to very unique. this will make you easier to fingerprint because you will stand out as the only one in some cases.
     
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    cooldude7 Regular Member

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    u need http://www.torproject.org/

    tor it complete package, download the zipped version , unzip it and hit start.

    it consist of firefox + privoxy engine[to change proxy]
    just one click and your location changes.
     
  19. Rastar

    Rastar Registered Member

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    Does Tor not leave a footprint?

     
  20. SuiteTieLies

    SuiteTieLies Registered Member

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    Tor says right on the website it does not work for youtube........
     
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