To use the fact that we spread a lot of information about ourselves.
In such a flow it is quite realistic to hide some data that are incomprehensible to disinterested people. People, to some extent public, like me, can help even what others write about them. At one time I was amazed to see how many texts are written about me on the net, and what percentage of blatant lies, “diagnoses from photographs”, etc. are in them. It would seem, a blow to the reputation, but in fact – a free screen, behind which was found to reliably hidden the real nature.Another feature of ensuring privacy in the network – the need for sporadic.
For example, you can set yourself and correspondents software to encrypt the mail, but use it highly irregularly and on completely different letters. If you are really being watched, even the interception of all mail traffic is not able to detect data with a random choice of the encryption object that is really confidential and must be cracked first. It is worth mastering the technique of remembering long passwords, generating code phrases for access to encryption software. It is highly desirable to backup all keys on a special “flash card of the day of judgment”, a small and reliable one.
Open encryption keys for work mail can be uploaded to a public server, so it is easy to form a trust network.Separately touch on anonymous networks. Their use is clearly visible at the provider level, therefore, TOR, for example, was vulnerable to timing-assault attacks, when a network of fake input and output relays whose addresses are circulating on the public network are used. By logging the start and end time of packet transmission on the network, deinonize the active user. Thus, to use the TOR block well, but for the sake of anonymity it does not. Networks that “parse” packets into parts (I2P, GNUtella, Freenet) have traffic shaping features detected at the DPI level, so it’s a big mistake to sit in them constantly from one MAC address. In providing anonymity with split-packet networks, an OS distribution such as Tails is good, which generates a new MAC address every time it starts.Separately it is necessary to talk about file-sharing in anonymous networks.
The material laid out through clients like Thaw, Robert, I2PSnark, etc. might seem completely anonymous (the address and the primary unload key are hidden), but in reality the shared Freenet node sets, torrents and links to them are literally crammed with script-traps. Windows users are unlucky – there are known compromising malware that lifts the TOR or Freenet relay on the target machine, after which something very unpleasant is accepted from the network (or imitated at the reception), and personal data goes to the mailbox of extortionists somewhere in North Africa . The means for such an attack can only be a specially configured virtual machine running on a Linux host with a gray MAC address.