This article is not about becoming an Anonymous member. Anonymous is not an organization nor a group. Anonymous is an idea, and ideas are bulletproof. If you want to be Anonymous, you are already ‘in.’ EVERYONE and ANYONE can be Anonymous: spread truth, share any post, video or tweet regarding Anonymous or its operations, or write & submit your own article to AnonHQ! Just remember, always stay anonymous, do not show your face or reveal your identity, for this is the power of Anonymous.
As stated, being Anonymous means staying Anonymous. You have to hide your personal information and your location (IP address) online. You have to protect your data from being snooped on by your internet service provider and prevent websites you visit from targeting you with manipulative prices and messages. Most important: You have to prevent hackers from stealing your personal passwords, bank account and credit card details, and you have to protect your computer and other devices from malware, spam and phishing sites — especially if you are using mobile devices for any kind of web-based activities. If you don’t encrypt your mobile device, anyone with a little knowledge about networks could get your personal information, account data, passwords, basically everything and anything that you have typed into your mobile device. Now that you know what you need to do, let’s go over how to do it:
How can I protect myself?
The simplest and most effective way is by using a private VPN (or Virtual Private Network). This, in combination with a TOR or I2P browser, would be a really good start in concealing your footprints on the internet.
What is a VPN and how does it work?
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks, like Wi-Fi hotspots and the internet. VPNs are most often used by corporations to protect sensitive data, however, using a personal VPN is becoming increasingly popular for every citizen, as more interactions that were previously face-to-face transition to the internet. Privacy is increased with a VPN because the user’s originating IP address is hidden and replaced with one from the VPN provider. This method allows subscribers to obtain an IP address from any ‘gateway’ city that the VPN service provides. For instance, you may live in San Francisco, but with a VPN you can appear to live in Amsterdam, New York, or any number of gateway cities. It, along with TOR or I2P, is also the best method of surfing the web anonymously. BONUS FEATURES: You will be able to bypass any regional or local ISP ‘blocks,’ you are able to access foreign content as if you were a local, get to websites back home when you’re abroad and bypass government or workplace censorship of sites like Facebook, Gmail and YouTube. Plus, it allows you the freedom to download torrents and use P2P programs… all anonymously.
Which VPN service does Anonymous recommend and use?
There are many choices when it comes to VPN providers. There are some VPN providers who offer the service free of charge and there are some which require a fee for service. In general, paid VPN providers are the way to go but we’ll get into that later. We have found that the (paid) VPN provider, IPVANISH, is doing an excellent job when compared to others, including free service providers which are very unreliable, slow and not safe — usually ‘free’ VPN services log your originating IP address and all traffic going back and forth from your device as a trade-off for being free. IPVANISH offers robust gateways, proven security, free software, unmatched speed, unlimited bandwidth, and the best of all: IT DOES NOT LOG TRAFFIC OR IPs! To stay completely and 100% anonymous, they even offer their customers the option of paying via PaySafeCard, however they also offer the usual payment methods and they accept PayPal. On top of all of this, they not only offer VPN software for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, Chromebook and routers, but they also offer easy-to-install Android & IOS VPN apps. It is really easy to set up the VPN connection, either on PCs or on mobile devices with the apps, everyone can do it within a few clicks.
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