Safety Measures Online

Internet safety basically includes protection from threats, harassment, and identity theft. Maintaining internet anonymity is also another facet of online safety. Using Internet is much like exploring other areas in real life. One must use common sense and prudent judgment. Whenever you are undertaking any financial transactions online, you should always know why and to whom you’re providing the information. You should avoid unfamiliar websites, and you should never give out any of your personal information like bank accounts, credit cards and your social security number unless you’re 100% sure of the entity you’re providing them to. In addition, never respond or open emails from any unknown contacts; they may contain viruses, malware and other malicious software or programs which can install themselves to your PC without your knowledge.

Safety Measures Online

Safety Measures Online

Choose a strong password. Passwords are much like the keys to your accounts; only the one with that key can be able to access them. Whenever you are choosing your password, you will want to ensure you select one that’s unique, strong, and isn’t easily guessed by online strangers or the ones close to you. You need to choose a password which uses numbers, letters, Upper case, lower case and characters.

Shop safely and always guard your card. Shopping online is a major part of modern online experience and it’s potentially dangerous. You should only shop with trustworthy, reputable websites which offer comprehensive customer protection policy and are properly accredited by reputable organizations. In addition, try and maintain internet anonymity by keeping the credit card(s) information private; any disreputable individual or business that gets your credit card(s) information may hijack your online identity and even make fraudulent purchases.

maintain internet anonymityTo protect your online personal information and maintain internet anonymity, you may manually delete the cookies, the temporary files and all other data using “Options” or the “Preferences” feature on your browser. Ensure that you manually sign out or log out of sites and then set the browser(s) to never remember the passwords to make sure that the login data is not ignored or saved when clearing the cookies and various other files.

Additionally, to maintain internet anonymity, turn off “3rd party” cookies so as to reduce trails you leave when surfing the Web.

The Dangers Of Using MovieBox

So you want to play a part in the golden age of digital piracy? Maybe you’re brand new to this world, or maybe you’ve already tried some direct music downloads, or viewed some online streams. Either way, I’m here to talk to you about MovieBox.

MovieBox is an awesome app that installs onto your iOS device and you can watch all of the latest movies and TV shows right on your iPhone or iPad or even airplay to your TV. If you wan to know how to install MovieBox then go here.

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Movie box uses P2P  torrents to deliver the movies and TV shows. Torrents one of the most powerful tools at your disposal when it comes to getting any media you want for free.

A torrent is just a small computer file, which allows a user with a BitTorrent client, such as MovieBox, to access tracker computers from around the web, which have pieces of a file the user wishes to download. Each of these computers upload the various parts of the file that they have, allowing the user to download the file.

The torrent file itself will contain metadata about the file/files being distributes and also will normally contain a list of the network location of trackers which allow the uploaders to group together in swarms in order to achieve more efficient distribution.

This method of distribution, developed by Bram Cohen is extremely powerful, as it allows large files to be downloaded very quickly. As well as this, unlike an online stream or direct download, the file isn’t actually hosted on a website, it is accessed from various different computers around the world. This allows pirates more security.

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Are there any risks to downloading via MovieBox?

Yes of course there are, and I’ll discuss them now. What many people don’t realise about torrenting, is that every downloader is also acting as an uploader, and is seeding the file. As I have already mentioned, this is how the download works, computers connected via the trackers upload pieces of the file so that they can be accessed by other computers. So unlike watching a stream where you’re just a user of a pirated file, when using torrents and MovieBox, you are contributing to sharing the file.

Is there any way to prevent this?

Yes there is, you can limit the amount you upload, however, because of developments in BitTorrent clients, you may be faced with viciously limited download speeds, as low as 0.1 Kb/s, because leechers, those who don’t seed, are not wanted in a swarm.

In reality, you’re probably going to end up seeding the files, and this does put you at some risk. Recently in Australia, those who downloaded “Dallas Buyers Club” through torrents have been targeted, and a court ruling has been given, forcing ISPs to hand over the details of those who downloaded the film illegally. All those who participated will face fines.

A man from Sweden was fined  $652,000 USD for sharing 1 movie! In the USA the damages are limited to $150,000 per movie but think how many movies have you watched? You probably where uploading it at the same time and didn’t even know. Another even bigger example of massive fines for sharing content via torrents is in the USA a couple of years back. Jamie Thomas-Rasset was fined in $1.9 million USD in the US for sharing 24 songs.


To prevent this from happening to yourself, what you really need to do is to mask your internet activity. You can do this by using a VPN or Virtual Private Network. A VPN creates a private connection between computers that are linked over a public network such as the internet.

When using a good VPN, only encrypted data, which looks like gibberish is sent to your ISP, meaning that your privacy is secure. If any movie studio try to get your records from your ISP to check if you have been sharing pirated content then your ISP will have nothing to hand over because even they do no t know what you have been doing.

If you want a good VPN for MovieBox then there are a few things to look for:

1. Make sure to they allow P2P traffic (torrents) and that it is unthrottled. Many VPN providers will slow your speed down if using torrents so just make sure they don’t.

2. Make sure it has a good mobile app sice you will be using it on your iOS device.

3. Make sure they dont keep any logs! Some companies log your activity while using the VPN which completely defeats the purpose. The best ones log nothing.

You can find a good VPN at this site They seem to have tested the VPN’s pretty well as I have checked out a lot of the VPN review sites and most of them seem like they have not even looked at the VPN’s themselves.

Using torrents and MovieBox opens up a world of possibilities, however, it is important that you remember at all times to keep your privacy secure.

Tor – Is it really anonymous?

Question: I have started using Tor to browse Deep Web sites, I’m now anonymous right?
Answer: Unfortunately, it’s not really that simple.


Using Tor to mask the sites you view on the internet is a great step forward on the road to anonymity. However, because of one major player in the internet game, you’re still not completely free from eavesdroppers. That player is your ISP, your internet service provider.

So what does your ISP know about you? I’ll explain with this commonly-used analogy: Think of your ISP as a virtual mailman. They know the addresses of everything that’s both sent and received by your computer. Now what this means is that your ISP can track every site that you view on the internet. Depending on where you live, they may also be required to store this information. For example, in the EU, ISPs must keep all their data logs for two years.

Most importantly however, your ISP knows your IP address. When you use Tor to mask whatever sites you are visiting, your ISP can see that someone is using Tor to browse anonymously, and because they know you IP address, they can tell that it’s you who’s trying to mask what sites they view. Also, if you’re not using a HTTPS connection within Tor, they still know your data usage. This can arouse further suspicion.


There’s nothing technically illegal about using Tor. However, some companies such as Comcast have decided to ban its use under their fair usage policy, due to the strong links between its use and the viewing of illegal sites as published on DeepDotWeb. This shows that peoples Tor usage is being monitored and logged. While I don’t endorse censorship of the internet, and while I believe that everyone has the right to privacy, including not having multinational companies store their personal internet histories, a lot of pressure is being placed on ISPs at the moment to crack down on internet piracy as well the use of illegal Deep Web sites.

So the question remains, can you actually obtain anonymity on the internet? I believe that the answer is yes – you just need to have the right tools at your disposal. A good VPN (Virtual Private Network) is one such tool. A VPN allows computers that are connected over a public network to form a private connection between each other. Many businesses use them so that employees can access sensitive material, even when not on site. The same technology can be used to protect your anonymity online. When using a VPN correctly, all your ISP can see is encrypted data. This approach, coupled with using Tor to mask the sites that you’re viewing, is probably as close as you can get to total anonymity.

In reality, using the Tor browser should be enough to protect your privacy in most cases if you don’t care that your ISP and law enforcement suspects you are using the Darknet Market sites like Agora and BlackBank. However, if you wish to really achieve anonymity so that absolutely no one knows you are using the DeepWeb, the use of a good VPN that keeps no logs is a very wise choice to make. is a pretty good site I found that compares the best VPN’s. It goes into pretty deep detail and it looks like they actually tested them themselves instead of just making it up.

Hack Attacks Are Growing

Every time that you are connected to the Internet, you are potentially exposing yourself to a wide plethora of Internet security risks for your devices and the information that you share via them. These days, Internet security is a growing concern as the number of cyber-attacks keeps on increasing. More and more malicious attackers are out there and target all kinds of people. From the ordinary Internet user to huge corporations, these attackers will stop at nothing that gets in their way. Their aim is usually to steal important data that they can later use for other crimes such as impersonation and bank fraud. In some cases, the attackers may make compromise your device and use it to launch attacks on other suitable targets. This may get you into even greater trouble as you may be the subject of a criminal investigation for cyber-attacks that were carried out using your compromised device.


Internet security attacks happen every day at all times. Even as you are reading this, there is an attack taking place near you. Given the anonymity that cyber attackers have when perpetrating their attacks, it is very important that you stay safe at all times. There are several things that you can do in order to ensure that you stay safe when browsing the Internet. For starters, always make sure that you are connected to a secured network. Most free networks are usually the target of cyber criminals who use the weak Internet security of these networks to steal data from the people using the network. The number of attacks is increasing each day and as a general rule of thumb, you should not perform sensitive transactions over unsecured Wi-Fi networks. You should also install a trusted firewall or antivirus software on your devices or the router in order to keep all incidental attacks at bay.

How Safe Is Your Online Anonymity

Tor web browsing is a group of servers that enables users to improve their online anonymity. The volunteer-operated servers allow users to use their servers by connecting via a series of tunnels instead of performing a direct connection. Individuals and organizations can as a result share important information over open networks while maintaining their online anonymity.

The use of Tor Network

0The free software helps you protect against traffic analysis, a kind of surveillance that threatens individual privacy and freedom, state security, and relationships. Traffic analysis is used to find out who is communicating to whom over an open network. Discovering the destination and source of internet traffic enables others track your interests and behavior.

The reason for online anonymity

Traffic analysis works as follows; Internet data packets contain two main parts: a header that is normally used for routing and a data payload. Data payload is the information being sent, whether it’s a webpage, an audio file or an email message. Even if you try to encrypt all your communications, a great deal of what you are doing or possibly saying is disclosed by traffic analysis. The reason for the above being that it remains focused on the header that reveals destination, source, timing, size and so on.

images123A fundamental problem for those who want to maintain their online anonymity is that the receiver of your information can know that you sent some communication by checking the headers. Intermediaries with legal authority like service providers of the internet or sometimes unauthorized intermediaries too can therefore, access such information. The simplest kind of traffic analysis involves sitting somewhere between the recipient and sender on the network checking for headers.

There are more powerful types of traffic analysis. The majority of attackers spy on some areas on the internet and employ advanced techniques to track patterns of communication of many individuals and different organizations. Encryption does not protect against these hackers since it only masks the internet traffic content and not the headers.

The Best Solution: A distributed anonymous network

Tor assists in the reduction of both sophisticated and simple traffic analysis risks by spreading your online transactions in various areas on the internet, preventing any single point from linking you to your specific destination.

Tor assists in the reduction of both sophisticated and simple traffic analysis risks

Maintaining online anonymity

Tor can’t solve all your anonymity problems. It only focuses on protecting the transport of your data. You have to use protocol-specific software such as Tor Browser to hide your identifying information to the websites you visit. Be smart in protecting your anonymity. Avoid providing your name in web forms and other revealing information for more privacy and security.

Here is the bottom line; data encryption may not be enough in the maintenance of your online anonymity. Tor network offers you a great help but needs to be backed up by other techniques for the best results.

Technology And Internet Anonymity

In recent years, the revelation came out that the United States government was closely monitoring internet usage all across the world. This prompted a massive backlash both in the country and abroad. With the revelations made by Edward Snowden, who is still being hunted for releasing the information, more than a third of Americans are now taking precautions to protect themselves from internet surveillance. Users have taken extra measures to protect their online information as they are now more conscious that their online activities may not be private.

Technology And Internet Anonymity

Technology and internet anonymity have now become a huge concern in daily life for the public. People are aware of the dangers they face with regards to surveillance, either by the government or third parties. They know that their webcam can be, and probably is watched. They know that Facebook sends their location on messenger if they don’t turn off the default settings on the device they use. Some online users have changed their privacy settings and others have reduced on their use of social media platforms. They became more cautious of the apps they installed on their computers. Now, even corporations and foreign governments are up in arms regarding the widespread surveillance.

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Everyone is worried about their privacy and internet anonymity, and they have good reason. Nobody wants somebody watching them when they are at their computers. With the rise of mobile technology, you can gain as much information as you want from a person. People might find out anything from your personal information to the things you browse online. Technology and internet anonymity is part of a basic human right to privacy. It may be an impossible thing to gain considering the fact that the backbone of the internet itself is based on tracking people whether by the government or corporations.