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What Steps You Guys Take to Safeguard Your Privacy and Anonymity?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Lamelo Ball, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Breakfast1234

    Breakfast1234 Registered Member

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    I do not think one can remain 100% anonymous in this day and age.
     
  2. M4DM4X

    M4DM4X Power Member

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    Any thoughts about this?
     
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  4. Heresiarch

    Heresiarch Junior Member

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    Yes, but it doesn't matter. The whole point of Monero technology is that after it leaves an exchange, nobody, including exchanges that know your real identity, can track where the money goes. KYC is a concern with Bitcoin for example, but not with Monero.

    My only worry about Monero and any possible similar technology, is that it might be widely banned across the world. For example, I read today that another privacy coin, Zcash, was delisted on coinbase for UK customers because UK law doesn't allow for anonymous untraceable value transactions.
     
  5. Heresiarch

    Heresiarch Junior Member

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    This video provides a decent guide on everyday digital privacy:

    privacytools.io lists privacy-conscious alternatives to lots of popular software and services, including e-mail providers, operating systems, messengers, etc.

    thatoneprivacysite.net is a good site if you want to choose a VPN. It compares hunderds VPNs by a lot of parameters, and this site doesn't have any affiliate links or any other monetization.
     
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  6. M4DM4X

    M4DM4X Power Member

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    Thanks mate I understand now ,it means as soon as I buy monero with my btc it's impossible for anyone to link the monero adress to the btc adress . Very interesting indeed .
     
  7. Heresiarch

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    Not exactly the way you put it. Suppose you bought Monero on some exchange and withdraw it to your personal Monero address. To do that you gave your address to the exchange so that they can send you your moneros to this address. So obviously they know your address.

    But Monero designed is such a way that anybody who observe the transaction history can't say confidently:

    1. Whether a given address send any money
    2. Whether a given address received any money
    3. The value of transaction on the blockchain

    What it means for you is that the exchange wouldn't know whether you send your moneros to some other address the second you recieved them or they are still on your address. Suppose, you indeed send your moneros to some other address: exchange wouldn't know not only to whom you send them, or how much you send, but it wouldn't even know whether you made any further transactions with your moneros after receiving them from the exchange or not.

    But of course, that is in ideal world. In real world, you can apply some blockchain tracking methods to Monero too. The way Monero obscure this things is by lumping transactions from multiple addresses together (saying in a very simplified way cause I don't really remember how it works in Monero myself). Practically, what it means is that the more transactions made between the 2 addresses, the exponentially harder it is for external observer to establish a link between this 2 addresses.

    For that reason if you bought Monero through a non-anonymous method and want to clean it from your real identity (for example because you want to buy some illegal goods with it), it is better to send your monero a couple of times through intermediate addresses that you own, before sending them to the final destination (the provider of illegal goods in this example).

    And naturally, you shouldn't use any online wallets in cases when anonymity is a serious consideration, even if they don't ask for KYC verification, as it destroys your anonymity in any way. Only desktop or hardware wallets.

    Hope this makes sense.
     
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  8. M4DM4X

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    @Heresiarch thank you very much for the time you took to explain all that stuff, it's very helpful gracias !
     
  9. Johnnybots

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    Privacy and Anonymity are two separate things but I won't go there.
    Biggest addition to OP list:
    Move to linux or Qubes OS
    Use HTTS Everywhere plug-in made by eff,org
    Use different user names and email addresses for different forums
    Place tape over your webcam and if using the above OS disable your mic
    Everyone says don't use Google products which I agree with but don't forget about Google Partners who share info. The list grows by the minute.
    This list is never ending but in reality if someone has the time and/or resources and wants to find out who you are or what you are doing bad enough with today's tech it is very difficult to stop them.
     
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  10. J L GUPTA

    J L GUPTA Newbie

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    i have knowledge about Link Building Services (Web2.0 , Infographics creations & submission ).....what will i do ....:):)
     
  11. underachieved

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    “How to stay private and anonymous on the internet”

    - Don’t use social media for personal purposes.
     
  12. Weeping_Angel

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    Hey bud I have some tips and tricks you can Implement.


    Please note this is from what I have gathered over the last 2 years

    If you could PM me I'll tell you all I know.
     
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  13. underachieved

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    Post here mate, why all the secrecy?

    That's one of the reasons why they don't allow PM to be sent from new members.
     
  14. klazeg

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    I see that the issue of privacy for many is important. And it really is. But up to a point. Quiet man, I really don't think you are in danger on the Internet just by doing legal things. If you did something illegal it is obvious that you would live with rest paranoia. The threats are mostly from inconsistent, non-existent.

    Come on, who wasn't afraid when he played his favorite video game and threatened to kill him for beating your opponent?

    Or for a discussion in social networks ?. It is common
     
  15. M4DM4X

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    Yes true but something that can be legal today maybe wont be tomorrow anymore.
    There are even people who want less anonymity online they say "I have nothing to hide, if you have nothing to hide neither then just use your real name online", yeah we know the song.
    There are more and more mad people, a bit of anonymity is something to consider nowadays
     
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  16. Lamelo Ball

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    Thank you. Very informative.
     
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    use firefox with ublock and containers
     
  18. brownhat3

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    also use linux
     
  19. Lamelo Ball

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    Share it on public, bro. Let everyone benefits.