A few simple tips for being more anonymous online

Product: How-To By: Richie Brody Created: (27,12,2021 at 14:19 PM)

Browsing the Internet anonymously is nearly impossible, but there are ways to make it harder for others to track your identity.

Anonymous Web browser

As a tool for connecting and displaying websites, your browser has access to a wealth of data, from your browsing history to your IP address to the make and model of your device. Once your browser owns your data, it can share it with websites and other online trackers. To see what data your current browser is collecting (and potentially sharing), visit Webkay. Given this level of access, the browser you choose can have a huge impact on your privacy online.

The most anonymous web browser is the Tor browser. It encrypts your traffic three times and then routes it to three separate servers, called "relays" or "nodes." Each relay strips the outermost layer of encryption. This way, only the first relay knows your real IP address, and only the third relay knows which site you are visiting. Tor also gives you access to special Onion sites that are harder to monitor and shut down than regular sites.

Firefox is the second most popular browser in the world. It has advanced privacy features, such as enhanced trace protection, which makes it harder for online trackers to track your activities on the Internet. Bravery is another option. It's an open source browser that automatically blocks all ads and trackers by default.

Unfortunately, the most popular browser in the world, Google Chrome, is also the least private. However, by adjusting the active Settings in your Google account, you can at least limit the amount of data That Chrome can collect.

A browser plug-in that protects your privacy

Choosing a privacy-conscious browser is a good start to browsing the Internet more anonymously, but there are still a few steps. Even browsers with good data protection, such as Firefox, can share information about your location and device with an online tracker. This is why browser plug-ins are so important. They can complement the browser's safeguards and obfuscate some of the information it might share.

One of the easiest Privacy plug-ins to use is Privacy Badger. Privacy Badger, developed by the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation, learns over time which services and cookies are trying to track you and block them. You just download it and let it do its thing.

To prevent browsers from sharing data about your location, system, and device, you should use NoScript (also available for Chrome). It only allows trusted sources to run plug-ins such as Java or Flash. While this protects your data, it may take trial and error to know which plug-ins are allowed to avoid breaking certain sites.

A trusted VPN

VPNS route your online traffic through encrypted tunnels, preventing your ISP or any attacker from monitoring your online activity. It also redirects your traffic through VPN servers, blocking your IP address and the physical location of your device from websites. VPNS offer fast connection speeds, work with any browser, and allow their users to stream video and share files over P2P networks.

But by routing your online traffic through its servers, your VPN provider effectively becomes your ISP. It can see all your online activities and your IP address. This is why you must only use trusted VPN services.

AMANVPN has a strict no-logging policy, which means it does not record any of your online activity. It also has advanced security features that will immediately shut down your Internet connection if you disconnect from a VPN server.

More Channels

Contact us
Send us an email
Contact us on Twitter
Follow us at KeenThemes Twitter
Contact us on Facebook
Follow us at KeenThemes Facebook
Contact us on YouTube
Follow us at KeenThemes YouTube