Your guide to online anonymity
On these pages you will learn how you move anonymously - and safe - online
June 2013 Edward Snowden made all of us aware of global espionage with the revelations of how NSA through a number of years had overseen much of the world's Internet activity .
It is not only the NSA who monitors our movements online ( GCHQ - England's answer to NSA - who also are leaders in monitoring/online espionage). No matter what country you live in you can be sure that your government is also keeping an eye on you and all your movements online.
At anonym-online.eu we'll go through - in easily understandable english - different ways you can be much more anonymous - and securely - online.
Choose the right browser
How anonymous you are, depends largely on which browser you're using!
Best browser for anonymity
Firefox is the absolute best browser if you want to be anonymous and safe online.
You can also read about the WebRTC error, which means that your real IP can be visible even if you are behind a VPN - we will of course show you how to correct the security hole and remain safe online.
Second best browser for anonymity
Chrome is a super browser, it does however not provide you with as good and opotunity to be anonymous as Firefox does.
You can also fix the WebRTC bug in Chrome, it is MUCH more difficult than in Firefox though.
Do not use this browser for anonymity
If you want privacy, please do not use Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer is 100% proprietary software, you have almost no setup options, and there are no extensions for Internet Explorer.
As Internet Explorer does not provide your with posibilities to remain anonymous online, we wont spend time going over this.
Instead, use Firefox as it is the absolute best browser to achieve anonymity online.
Protect your online identity
Your IP is your online identity - protect it as you protected your most vital and privat information
Use a VPN
With a VPN (Virtual Private Network), you can hide your IP (your online identity) when you are online.
This is done by creating an encrypted connection to a server, often located somewhere abroad, to achieve greater degree of anonymity. Your online activity is now being sent encrypted via a VPN server that acts as your access point to the Internet. This means that the websites you visit will see the VPN server's IP instead of your own - your online identity is now protected.
VPN is for everyone and prices are down to a few pennies a day - everyone can do it ! Be sure to examine what you get with your VPN service though, and quality, speed and most importaint security doesn't always come without a price..
Use a free proxy server
A proxy server can also be used to protect your identity online. Though not nearly as well as a VPN.
Proxy servers are divided into three levels: level 1 (elite) are the best, level 2 (anonymous) and level 3 (transparent). With the purpose of protecting ones online identity, one should only use level 1 proxy servers.
Communication between your computer and a proxy server is not encrypted! If you seriously want to protect your online identity, then invest the few cent that a good, safe and secure VPN server will cost. .
A proxy server can provide an extra layer of privacy and security, if you combine it with a VPN .