Hi, my name is Brandon, owner of Bypass-Censorship.org. I’ve spent quite a lot of time researching and practicing the art of online anonymity. Whether you live under an oppressive government or a stable democratic government, your privacy does matter.
An IP Address is a unique set of numbers that identify every computer on a network. Through one’s IP Address, it’s possible (and quite easy) to find one’s: state, city, postal-code and ISP.
The only way of changing one’s IP is by channeling your connection through another server. Here some ways of doing that:
2. Proxy – Proxies (especially free ones) are generally less secure and slower. Proxies only tunnel your Internet traffic. My advise would be: use proxies with caution. Some examples of (safe) proxies are: Anonymouse and My-Addr.
3. Tor – Tor is said to be the most secure (despite the possibility of Man in the Middle attacks) out of all three choices. Tor tunnels your (heavily encrypted) traffic through several servers, AKA “Relays”. Tor also solves the browser footprinting problem.
Your browser gives away a lot information about you. There are two basic options for preventing browser footprinting.
1. Use Tor Browser Bundle. You can download it at TorProject.org.
2. Tweak out your regular browser.
How to “Tweak” your regular browser for anonymity:
1. Download Firefox.
2. Disable history and cache.
3. Download a cookie management add-on so you can disable cookies (e.g. Cookie Monster) .
4. Download Adblock Plus and get the EasyPrivacy list.