Introduction: How to Surf the Internet Anonymously

In this instructable, I'll show you how to make a DemocraKey, a portable privacy suite that's open source and free.

You can make a DemocraKey run on an iPod, USB key, digital camera, or any other portable media you can think of.

From the DemocraKey website:

It provides a layer of protection from viruses, a layer of protection from people trying to see what sites you're visiting, and a layer of protection to stop hackers from viewing files you don't want them to.

In a word, it does what computers already should do: Look out for your privacy and security.

A DemocraKey is a portable piece of software that works on any computer. Just walk up, plug in a DemocraKey, and you can be assured your files are much safer, your computer is better protected while browsing the web, and nobody will be able to tell which site you're visiting.

Video bellow if you want to skip the lame reading:



Step 1: Download DemocraKey Software

First, download the DemocraKey software (50 meg download) here.

Plug in your iPod or USB key, and let your computer recognize it.

Then run the installer.

Step 2: Install DemocraKey Software

Click next, and then click browse. Click on the My Computer button, and then find your iPod or other portable media. Then click install. Let everything finish.

Double click My Computer, and then open up your portable drive. The Portable Apps software will be installed. Run StartPortableApps. That's it, the DemocraKey has been installed!

The Portable Apps icon will be in your system tray now. Click it, and then a menu will pop up that has all of the software you'll run.

Step 3: How to Use the DemocraKey

Clamwin

This is the anti virus software. Run this program to scan any computers you donâ't trust. It will take a while to scan, but it's very effective. You'll usually want to select the C drive.

Thunderbird

This is the portable, secure email client. It uses GPG to encrypt emails you want to keep secure. Clicking it will start a wizard to walk you through its setup.

Torpark DemocraKey Mod

Finally we come to the meat and potatoes of the DemocraKey. This is a security enhanced version of the Mozilla 2.0 web browser, incorporating TOR seamlessly. Click this link, and you're presented with a very familiar interface, after you connect to the TOR network.

Clicking the onion icon enables TOR and lets you circumvent your school/employer's web blocker. It also allows you to surf anonymously, and doesn't leave a trace of the websites you visit. In addition, you can visit "questionable" sites safely, because Firefox 2.0 has layers of protection from unscrupulous sites. You know you're surfing anonymous when the tool bar onion is on.

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jjjjjaaaakkkkeeee made it!(author)2010-07-12

No

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LkArio made it!(author)2009-08-21

Isn't it available to Linux?

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%21Andrew_Modder%21 made it!(author)2007-04-24

cool, but your ip is still logged...(non stealth...) so this doenst really, umm do much sorry! :-(

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burningion made it!(author)2007-04-24

actually, your ip isn't logged. this encrypts your connection and then routes it through a proxy. You're 100% anonymous. Check the software out, it runs TOR. tor.eff.org

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%21Andrew_Modder%21 made it!(author)2007-12-20

so ur saying i could go download non released videos and child pornography (I WILL NEVER EVER...EVER DOWNLOAD CHILD XXX) from a IRAA website and be 100% stealth....?.... (im just using this as an example, i DO NOT really download child xxx or non released movies!! NEVER, just using it as an example) lol ya it was a very drastic example, but hey..

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RedFlash made it!(author)2009-06-30

sure you don't

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REAL6 made it!(author)2008-03-19

Come on, dont lie...

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%21Andrew_Modder%21 made it!(author)2008-03-19

what. i was just asking if basicly this was a Fool-Proof 100% sure way of being anonamous. .........and if u do thats just sick..

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REAL6 made it!(author)2008-03-19

Im joking and hell F-ing no!!!!!!!!!!

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%21Andrew_Modder%21 made it!(author)2008-03-20

lol

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roflwaffle made it!(author)2007-12-19

More like pseudonymous. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)#Weaknesses Tor] has it's weaknesses.

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Neodudeman made it!(author)2008-04-15

Exactly.

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%21Andrew_Modder%21 made it!(author)2008-04-16

bolly!

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Ferrite made it!(author)2009-03-28

IP addresses change daily. The government traces people through MAC addresses. This TOR program replaces you MAC address with another, making it anonymous.

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RedFlash made it!(author)2009-05-08

It doesn't work!!! I tried it and it says that it cannot establish a link to the server. I'm on a wireless connection with comodo firewall protection and avast antivirus. What should I do?

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The_Vinninator made it!(author)2009-02-26

not trying to be a heckler, but you can run tor seamlessly with Firefox whenever you want to
the virus scanner may work though
but your safest option is logging on to an email client through https (socks v3)

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puffyfluff made it!(author)2008-08-31

Useful.

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SkateboardingForLife made it!(author)2008-07-23

hey im trying to get not noticed downloading torrent files... do you think this will work?? ive also got two more blocker programs i use at the same time

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Magicfap made it!(author)2007-04-24

i will have to try this...by the way...what capture software did you use...and also does the capture software have good quality video? thanks in advance, magicfap

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giod made it!(author)2008-03-06

The awesomest capture software ever is camtasia studio ( though not free legally ;) )

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newkiraj made it!(author)2007-05-04

Cool.... but you could just use Linux and avoid just about any problems provided u can learn how to use it. I'm on a Linux box right now, actually!

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Sharn made it!(author)2007-05-05

Ahem... no. You're a little wrong on that one. Places like schools and public access points can track what you do and where you go anyhow whether in linux or windows. This is coming from an occasional linux user, so I'm not trying to bash you or anything. It really comes down to bad sites that get you. A phishing site can and will get you no matter what if you use it. This protects your IP and address - but you have to use your own sense no matter what OS you are on.

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newkiraj made it!(author)2007-07-07

lol when i said "just about any" i was refering to viruses , spyware, adware, ect. No matter what ur using, u still have to use common sense

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TheCheese9921 made it!(author)2007-04-27

will it work on a psp (im running 2.6 firmware :( don't have it in me to downgrade)

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ZachPosey made it!(author)2007-05-29

cmon man you dont know how much your missing in homebrew i downgraded my 3.03 and when i did that i was scared as hell but it worked im now on 3.03oe (custom firmware) also this is for u2 compatible flashdrives (atleast thats what most of portable apps is) you coud put it on a psp but youd have to transfer it to the pc fisrt to use is

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TheCheese9921 made it!(author)2007-05-30

I'm so afraid to downgrade I haven't had it to long, but can you play newer games like that one with the jello type things and like metal gear solid n stuff

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vader406 made it!(author)2007-06-26

The risk of bricking your psp when downgrading is about the same as a computer crashing while software is installed...

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TheCheese9921 made it!(author)2007-06-26

yes but you can always fix a crashed computer, you can't always fixed a crashed psp

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tondelayo made it!(author)2007-06-10

Only for Windows machines in any case. No Macs, should be noted somewhere.

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masterrecycler made it!(author)2007-04-27

you can just bring in a fast spyware sweeper like malwaresweeper (free download from downloads.com) it finds just bout everything

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climber_geek made it!(author)2007-04-24

Hey that looks nice! Do you know how to protect your pc from keystroke loggers? I like to work at public wifi hotspots, but I fear that a hacker might be able to get my passwords by using a keystroke logging program.

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