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Anonymity and privacy on the Internet

On this site you will find information on how to be anonymous, and how to secure your communications and files from third parties, as well as several other important security aspects that may arise when you are on the Internet.

This site will not be updated anymore. I am in the process of moving all the content to my new site Ius mentis. Links will change automatically.


 There are many reasons to hide your real identity when you use the Internet. You might want to protect yourself against an oppressive government, or post personal messages to a Usenet newsgroup without identifying yourself to the whole world as the poster.

The anonymity section covers instructions and explanations on how to be anonymous on the Net. Several options are available, ranging from simple pseudonymous servers such as anon.penet.fi to the almost impregnable anonymity offered by Mixmaster remailers.


 Although everyone takes privacy in normal life for granted, trying to get the same level of privacy on the Internet (or even on your own computer) is a little less accepted, and sometimes a bit more complicated. While the general attitude his hard to change, many ways exist to enhance your privacy online.

The Privacy index lists programs such as PGP and Securedrive to keep the contents of files secure. It also discusses other aspects of electronic privacy.


 When dealing with computers, security and privacy are almost synonyms. This explains why the security index has some overlap with the privacy section. However, protecting your site against unauthorized intruders is also an important aspect of security.

This section offers programs to wipe sensitive files, crack encrypted files and to choose good passwords. It also lists various FAQs and indices for security protocols.

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Last modified: 26 Jan 1997
Author: Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet
Comments: galactus@stack.nl
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