😛 How to search anonymously
All the main search engines KEEP TRACK of your search strings and of your activity. There are on the web (very interesting) “search strings depots”, listing the most used search strings (yes, you have guessed it, they are mostly sex-related) and you can even see ‘on-line’ the search actions performed by some users (on some search engines) that do not know that you are ‘watching their search’ while they perform (and refine) it… this is great fun. Another way to get at the search strings that people use (which may be very well thought little masterpiece of ‘exact’ searching, useful to learn the difficult art of searching correctly) is the “klebing” method, explained elsewhere on my site.
As I have already explained in my “how to search” lessons, search engines are only ONE of the search strategies and approaches you can use. Yet their importance cannot be underestimated (that’s the reason more and more search engines are popping up like fungi nowadays) and you better learn how to defend yourself from their tracking mechanisms. You should always try to use a dynamic IP (like compuserve or aol: your IP address and host name should always be the more anonymous and “neutral” you can get, if possible without any ‘national’ tag as well… see below Lord Caligo’s lesson and my comments on how to get ‘bogus’ IP-dynamic host names 🙂
Anyway, for the more paranoids (or the more careful) among you, here is a link to the
anonymized Altavista search form
(Courtesy of Fravia+… do not leave your tracks around!)
Of course no real anonymity section would be complete without an explanation of the above anonymizer…
Crack the tricksters
You better begin to surf the Web anonymously if you want to be an “old” cracker. The
anonymizer will allow you to do it whenever you feel like it. You actually do not need to visit the anonymizer page: just remember, when you smell a rat, to precede the *exact and complete* http://… address you want to visit, writing (even per hand in the “address” field of your browser) “http://www.anonymizer.com:8080/” before it. The spiders will then track your visit as “niobe.c2.com”, or something similar. Are there other “…:8080” URLs that allow this kind of anonymity? Yes, many server (even if they do not realize it), just find yours if you do not trust the anonymizer (btw, :8081 works as well, only with less “concurrence” 🙂
I’m sure you’ll appreciate the fact that you may nowadays telnet using a fake proxy! Indeed there exist now a “Java Telnet Proxy Server” that will allow a telnet applet connecting with any server on the Internet!
Here it is at netobjective
And you can even choose the port!… Your little cracker’s heart understand what this mean as well as I do, don’t you? (and even if you don’t understand now why this is QUITE important I’m sure
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