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