How to Surf the Internet Anonymously

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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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    31 Discussions

    Isn't it available to Linux?

    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

    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..

    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..

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

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

    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?

    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)

    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

    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

    1 reply

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