Bitcoin Exchanges Linked To Silk Road? So the FBI Thinks

Silkroad LogoThe FBI are investigating possible ties between bitcoin exchanges and an online drug market Silk Road, an illegal online market which was closed down by the FBI one year ago. In addition to searching for customer transaction logs from every exchange, both the FBI and prosecutors are investigating whether this exchange as well as others companies may have been involved in the transactions. The investigations have just kicked off and no conclusion has been made as to whether or not these companies were involved in these transactions.

As part of the investigation, the FBI seized a huge cache of Bitcoins, a currency that was used in Silkroad transactions. Authorities say they have managed to seize 144,000 bitcoins, worth $28.5 million at the present exchange rate, making it the largest seizure of that crypto currency to have been seized. The cache is believed to belong to Ross Ulbricht, a founder of the Silk Road. While the FBI did not disclose how they concluded the bitcoins belong to Ross Ulbricht, they were certain they were his.

Silk Road was a notorious online marketplace which allowed drug barons to sell and purchase drugs using bitcoins. Before it was shut down by the authorities, over $1.2 billion worth of trade was conducted on the website exclusively in a virtual currency Bitcoin.

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When the FBI ordered its closure on 2 October 2013, the man allegedly behind it, Ross Ulbricht was arrested and charged for running an illegal business. Authorities claimed they violated money laundering act by allowing their users to purchase drugs and other illegal goods on their website, an offense which carries a sentence of 20 years in jail. Ross was using his laptop in San Francisco at a time of his arrest and authorities were expected to use the laptop for proof he is really the kingpin of Silk Road.

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Silkroad Is Back Bigger Than Ever!

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For many years, enthusiasts have tried to figure out some ways to buy drugs without being handcuffed by the DEA or setting up mysterious meetings with dealers from a bad world’. Finally, there’s been some relief for these people who want to take their high’ to the next level, while being able to enjoy the convenience of the Internet. With websites like Silkroad, you can buy a wide range of drugs without being directly involved with any drug dealers or worrying about breaking any laws.

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A Brief Overview of Silkroad

It is a comprehensive website where you can order almost any drug in the world. While some critics have been questioning the trust factor’ of the website, there are many customers who’ve loved the service.

This website is an e-commerce store where the only things you can buy or sell are drugs. In order to protect the identities of customers, this website can only be accessed through an anonymous network called TOR. Moreover, it only accepts payments in the form of Bitcoins, which is an untraceable digital currency.

Silkroad is Back 

On 2nd October, 2013, law enforcement officials arrested Dread Pirate Roberts’. He is considered to be the elusive proprietor and creator of this anonymous online black market. He had been evading the grasp of authorities since 2011.

Silkroad has quickly become one of the most popular platforms for illicit drugs, stolen content, hacking wares, forged documents or some other illicit items people would want with the exception of child pornography and weapons.

After some customers were hit by the Bitcoin scandal and Dread Pirate Roberts was arrested, traffic to the website was hit hard, and it was temporarily shut down. However, the wait is finally over.

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Silkroad is Back, and It’s Bigger Than Ever

Approximately 13,648 listings for drugs are now available on Silkroad compared to the 13,000 that were listed shortly before the FBI arrested Ulbricht and shut down the site. In comparison, Silkroad’s closest competitor, Agora, has just roughly 7,400 drug listings.

Since the time this website was seized, the competition in the industry has substantially increased. Silkroad 2.0 contains more listings than ever. In fact, when it comes to drugs, the new version of the website contains over 75% more listings. The website has continued to conduct steady business despite any arrests that were made in the past.

Many scam artists tried too hard to fill the void when the website was shut down. This created a bit of distrust among customers. Some operators allegedly store millions of dollars worth of bitcoins. Skilled operators and developers of the website have been able to turn this crisis into an opportunity. The hack was organized in February, and affected thousands of customers.

However, the operators devised a specific plan to give bitcoins back to the customers who were hit during this hack. This allowed the developers and operators of Silkroad to reaffirm customers that it’s not a scam market like other online black markets. With the rapid growth of the website, there’s no doubt that Silkroad will continue to draw more attention in the coming months. It will generate more interest among customers who’re looking to buy illicit drugs anonymously.

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Careless Dealer on Silk Road Anonymous Marketplace Busted

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A vendor on the online marketplace Silk Road, learned that he was not as anonymous as he thought he was while facilitating transactions. In February of 2014, Kennedy was arrested by Department of Homeland agents and was subsequently charged with narcotics trafficking, gun theft, and counterfeiting related crimes.

If found guilty of all the charges he is facing, Kennedy would face upwards of 20 years in federal prison.

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Based on a press release issued by Homeland Security, a Baltimore based special Silk Road task force intercepted a package addressed to Kennedy. The contents of the package, which was shipped from China, contained the illegal drug ecstasy. Merely receiving the drug is a federal crime in and of itself, but Homeland Security chose to investigate the matter further.

During the investigation, Homeland Security revealed Kennedy allegedly sent a package to England containing cocaine. Undercover agents then launched a sting operation and, during the operation, were able to purchase both a handgun and cocaine from him.

Shockingly, Kennedy did not go very far to protect his anonymity. He posted images of himself with contraband on social networks such as Facebook and Google Plus. All of these images and his activity on his social media profiles has been entered into evidence against him in a court of law.

The arrest does point out the fact that, while transactions on sites such as Silk Road can be anonymous among the buyers and the sellers, the sales do occur in the real world. If you are carless and don’t take your anonymity serious then you definitely shouldn’t be visiting these sites.

Of course, those who do not take steps to protect their anonymity are not going to remain anonymous. Any and all activity on social media platforms brings a person to the attention of the public.

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Australian Facing Extradition for Being A Silkroad Admin.

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SilkRoad JailThe fate of Peter Phillip Nash is still in the hands of the Australian government as a decision is yet to be reached on whether to extradite the 41 year old to the United States. Nash, who hails from Queensland State, was convicted together with two other men in a drug dealing saga. As an alleged moderator of Silk Road, a website through which people buy illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin, Nash faces conspiracy charges.

The charge sheet detailed the conviction as a conspiracy to engage in computer hacking, narcotics trafficking and money laundering with regards to the website activities in the month of December. The buyers and sellers on the Silk Road platform used bitcoin, a digital currency. The Australian Attorney, General George Brandis through his spokeswoman confirmed that indeed Nash formally relinquished extradition rights when he appeared before a Queensland court. The spokeswoman further added that it was now incumbent upon the Australian Justice Minister to determine whether Mr. Nash is to be surrendered to the United States of America in line with the Extradition Act Section 15B.
However, Justice Michael Keenan, the spokesperson for the Australian Minister for Justice was not immediately available for comment.

The Co-accused, the two men accused together with Mr. Nash, were arrested in Ireland and the United States. According to the indictment read in December, the role played by the two, aged 24 and 25 was that of website administration.

Peter Phillip NashThese convictions come hot on the heels of the arrest in October of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged founder and mastermind behind Silk Road. The indictment identified the three men as accomplices and support personnel for Silk Road, drawing salaries to the tune of between $50,000 and $75,000 per annum.

According to findings and reports, Nash, also known as “Anonymousasshit” and “Batman73”, has been a moderator for Silk Road from January 2013.

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Silk Road 2.0 to Reimburse Stolen Bitcoins

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It was a matter of days ago that it was widely reported that the illegal Silk Road 2.0 had been hacked, which resulted in the theft of at least 4,400 BTC. The owner of new Silk Road recently posted on the site’s Tor forums that a total of 3 different hackers had managed to exploit a transaction bug to acquire the BTC from the site. “Defcon”, the website’s creator, estimated that 47% of every SR user had lost their account funds.

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Details on the current and past situation have been vague, largely due to the fact that information on the Deepweb can be lacking in reputability. The nature and secrecy of the way such illegal sites operate means that publicly available statistics are almost non-existent.

The timing of the Silk Road 2.0 theft was just around the same time that Mt. Gox (the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange) was also hacked and $400 million worth of bitcoins was stolen. This seems to back up the admins statements that the bitcoins were stolen and it was not an inside job.

This event is the second time that Silk Road users have lost their funds, the last being when they were seized in the FBI take down of SR 1.0. But this time, the owner has claimed that 2.0 users will be reimbursed with their funds that were taken during the hack. The administration team will apparently receive no commissions until everyone’s been refunded, and they’ll maintain high levels of transparency about their progress.

The marketplace will continue, this time as no-escrow. A 5% commission will be charged on all items which will be instantly transferred to victims’ balances after payment.

Whilst there’s users that are overjoyed at the news of their possible refund, there’s also no lack of skepticism within the community. Some people feel that they are being forced in to using the new SR 2.0 to get their money back. The allegations made that the theft of 4000+ Bitcoins might have been committed by the site administration itself has resulted in some doubt for victims and users of the site alike. “Defcon” has made a statement to say that the investigation is ongoing and that every sign shows that the hack wasn’t performed by site staff.

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The Arrest Of Bitcoins Vice Chairman.

BitInstant’s chief executive officer, together with Robert Faiella, has been arrested and has been charged with plotting to commit the felony of money laundering. According to federal prosecutor, Shrem purchased drugs personally on Silk Road while fully aware of the web-site’s drug trafficking activities. According to the department of Justice, the two were charged with selling a million dollars worth of Bitcoins to individuals who attempted to buy as well as sell drugs on a black market website.

Earlier this month, prosecutors announced that they had forfeited $28m worth of bitcoins that had been impounded from Silk Road. Silk Road is a secret marketplace which has the reputation of being used to buy and sell drugs among other things.

Shrem heads BitInstant, which is bankrolled by the Winkloves twins. Last year, the two pumped in more than $1.5 million in this company. Following the arrest of Shrem and Faiella, a spot check revealed that the BitInstant website remained offline on Monday morning.
Shrem also serves as the Bitcoin Foundation’s vice chairman. Only last weekend, he was featured as a key speaker at the Bitcoin conference that was held in Miami.

According to one news release that came from the justice department, Shrem was seized in New York at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, and later charged with the crime of money laundering.
U.S Drug Enforcement Administration’s James J. Hunt, said the following in the news release:

“The charges announced today depict law enforcement’s commitment to identifying those who promote the sale of illegal drugs throughout the world.”

He further added that the two, while hiding behind their computers, knowingly contributed to, and facilitated, anonymous drug sales as a result of which they earned significant profits.

In October last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, closed Silk Road and captured Bitcoins worth millions of dollars. Silk Road, the famous online black market, helps people to buy and sell unlawful goods such as guns and drugs.
Since being busted, the FBI has been using the records belonging to Silk Road to track down other people who are also involved in the illegal activities. It is that information that probably led the law enforcers to catch Faiella and Shrem.

Charges preferred on the duo

Faiella, 52, a native of Cape Coral, and Shrem, aged 24 and a native of New York, were both charged with one count, and that is conspiring to commit the crime of money laundering. Also, they were charged with another count of operating a money transmitting business that was unlicensed. The maximum jail term carried by these charges is 25 years. Shrem faces an extra 5 years in jail, after failing to report a suspicious activity.

The justice department says that Faiella secretly operated a bitcoin exchange on the online black market, Silk Road. After he received Bitcoin orders, he would go ahead and fill these orders through BitInstant. After that, he would sell them at a profit to Silk Road.
Being the CEO as well as BitInstant’s chief compliance officer, shrem was allegedly aware of the reasons for Faiella’s exchanges. Additionally, the government alleges that Shrem personally bought drugs from Silk Road.

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Silk Road Mega Security Upgrade Complete!

The head of the Silk Road, Dread Pirate Roberts, has taken some initiative and don’t a full scale upgrade of security and redundancy to protect the site, users and users bitcoins from hackers and the authorities.

This comes at a time when users of these online black market sites are feeling extremely vulnerable because the closure of the two main competitors Black Market Reloaded and Sheep Marketplace. These both closed and people lost a ton of money in the closure.

The new upgrades to Silk Road have been based around making the site more secure and trying to safeguard against closure by the authorities. Apparently Dread Pirate Roberts  has set up a fail over system by uploading portions of the site to hundreds of servers around the world so if one goes down or is seized by the authorities then it can go straight back within minutes as if it never went down at all. It is almost like having splinter cells set up everywhere so even if they think they took one down then another is straight back up and in its place. Dread pirate Roberts wrote “They have sunken one ship, but now they have awoken the Kraken”

Silk Road Security Upgrade Complete

As some people are probably aware that some other sites where actually the ones closing themselves down and running with the money so they are probably thinking that they could just do the same, well they could but I doubt it. The reason I say this is that as they are now the biggest online black market in the world again, virtually no competitors, have the best reputation, the most morals, the best security ever now seen in one of these sites and a massive community they stand to make far more money by staying open than anything we have ever seen before. It will dwarf any previous site.

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Silk Road Undergoing Upgrades – Still Up

Silk Road Anonymous Marketplace is undergoing upgrades to the system in the wake of Sheep Marketplace and Black Market Reloaded going down. The reason for the upgrades is to cope with the increased traffic received since BMR and Sheep have gone down.

Sheep Marketplace went down a couple of days ago after it claimed that a security leak contributed to someone hacking them and stealing all of the bitcoins which are rumored to be around the $40 million mark. Many are thinking that the whole site was just a scam as many vendors apparently were offering massive discounts just before closing prompting many people to believe it all was just an elaborate hoax to get more bitcoins deposited int he system before they all took the money and ran.

Black Market Reloaded is now reportedly closing as well because the administrator says that because Sheep Marketplace is closing then it will not be able to guarantee the anonymity of its users with the new influx of users that will come over from Sheep marketplace.

It seems as though Silk Road 2.0 has risen to the top of the tables to be the biggest black market website in only around 1 month. This also enforces the fact that you want to take your online anonymity dead serious and take every possible precaution you can to be untraceable and encrypt everything.

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The New Silk Road – How To Stay Anonymous!

Be Anonymous When On Silk Road

Well as you may or may have not heard, Silk Road Anonymous market place is back up and running. As it has just opened a day ago it will take a few days to a week or so for it to start functioning properly but there are already sellers listing there. They have really taken into consideration the recent events with the demise of the original Silk Road and invested a lot of time and money into making it more secure and anonymous.

You too should learn from the events of the past and take every precaution possible to remain anonymous and encrypt everything. While you visit these illegal black market websites that sell every drug imaginable, you are taking a risk of being tacked and your every move traced by others which can lead to information theft, your bitcoins being stolen or even prosecution by the authorities.

To help minimize these risks there are a few simple steps you should take to lower the chance of detection which can prevent you getting into a bad situation that you are stuck in. The best method is prevention. I have gone through a number of these methods in the “guide to the Silk Road” which you can follow by clicking here. It contains the current way to get to the Silk Road Anonymous Marketplace, the new Silkroad URL and the steps you should take to remain anonymous. The most useful piece of advice I can give you all is to start using a VPN for everything you do on the internet, this will encrypt everything you do so no one (including your internet service provider) knows anything about what you are doing online and will also hide your IP making you anonymous or even invisible thereby hiding your identity and location. After the alleged mastermind of the original Silk Road got caught and we now know that everything we do on the net can be recorded and traced, you should take every possible precaution there is to make sure you remain free and happy.

If you want to also check out Silk Roads biggest competitor the click here to learn more about Black Market Reloaded.

If you also know some useful tactics to hide your identity and remain anonymous then please leave a comment and I will review and possibly include in my guide.

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Silk Road – An Overview Of The Online Marketplace

If you want to visit Silk Road 2.0 then you will want to know that the owner was arrested and it was shut down by the feds on 5th November 2014. Silk Road 3.0 is up and running with tons of listings and growing rapidly.

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Here an overview on Silk Road anonymous marketplace. I just want to make it clear again that this is only meant for educational purposes, I am only showing you how to get there and to be safe but I don’t recommend you buy or sell anything illegal, including drugs, as you can face criminal prosecution or harm your body. If you would like to be up to date with the latest news and anything Silk Road related then just follow me on twitter via the “Follow” button on the right of the screen.

I have covered the reasoning to why I recommend certain tools and software in my previous articles so I won’t go into them in this post although I will have a link to them if you would like to know more about it. Please note that it is best to try to find the Silk Road through your computer, it is not advisable to do so from your tablet or phone as they are a lot less secure as all mobile data is extremely vulnerable. If you would like to see a full list of tools to help you be safer then click here to go to my tools page or use the menu at the top of the screen.

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How to get to The Silk Road:

  1. USE A VPN SERVICE. You can find one here at this site that reviews the best ones for anonymity. Every time you use your computer your IP address is shown which reveals your actual physical address which means you can be traced very easily. A VPN must be used along with Tor (Tor is the free browser explained below) to make your online activity anonymous, you need to run the VPN before connecting to the Tor network. When using VPN software it will hide your identity and location while also encrypting all of you internet traffic from everyone including your internet service provider. This technology will also protect you from identity theft and hacking when using free Wi-Fi because everything is encrypted. Any time you are searching for music, movies to download, pirated content, drugs or anything illegal then you should be using a VPN to fly under the radar. The law is trying to monitor everything we do now so don’t make it easy for them, don’t end up like the original mastermind of Silk Road and get busted. This is a must have in your anonymous arsenal.
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  2. Get a small USB/Flash drive to store your files on. This will ensure nothing is on your computer for people to find and get you in trouble and also prevent hackers stealing your Bitcoins. You can get one at many stores or click here to see this great little shopping site i  found called The Value House.
  3. When people Google  “Silkroad download” they are really looking for a browser called Tor. Download Tor here www.torproject.org/download/download. This is the only browser you can use to find the Silkroad anonymous marketplace.
  4. Save the file onto your USB and open/extract the files.
  5. Download a password manager program such as RoboForm to securely keep track of your usernames, passwords and addresses as you will always want to make them different every time and completely anonymous so it can’t trace back to you. RoboForm even lets you acces your password from you iphone and ipad.    >>> Click here to get RoboForm for free <<<
  6. Go to www.findmyip and it will show you your IP address and location. Note it down then close the browser and turn on your proxy service and then open the browser and go to that same website to check your IP again. It should be completely different. This step is useful for many other things you may do on the net other that look at the Silk Road.
  7. Close down all documents and other browsers so if someone is hacking you they cannot see.
  8. For the people a little more paranoid, take a piece of non-transparent tape and cover your webcam lense. This will stop anyone seeing you if you are hacked by anyone including cops and hackers. More and more tech wise people are leaving them covered all of the time now.
  9. Open your file explorer and go to your USB and open the Tor folder and click on “Start Tor browser”. It may take a little while to start up, after a minute or so the Tor browser will open up automatically.
  10. Go to http://silkroadvb5piz3r.onion/  silkroad6ownowfk.onion (thee new Silk Road URL) in the Tor browser. This is the new Silkroad url. Entering this address into any other browser will not take you to the Silk Road .
  11. Click on “click here to join” and enter in the details. Remember not to make your username or passphrase like anything you previously have so it cannot identify you. E.g. DO NOT PUT YOU EMAIL OR NAME. Record your user details in your Password management software.
  12. Congratulations you are now looking in the Silk Road market and you will notice on your left had side there are many categories for all different items, some legal and others not so legal in some countries.
  13. If you want to buy anything then read my post below on Bitcoins and how to set it all up as you can only pay this way.

So now you are in the market and you will be able to see a screen like this:

Silkroad-marketYou can search with the search box up the top or browse by category. If you look at a product then you will usually see a photo of the product along with a description, shipping details, location (country), seller, and the most important feedback. You can see what people who have purchased the product say about it.

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If you would rather find ways to beat the drug tests then you might want to check out The Value House by clicking here. They have various kits available from Marijuana detox kits to mouth wash that will help you pass a saliva swab test (handy if pulled over driving) to even selling fake urine. Or if you would like to know the sneaky methods that athletes use to pass the drug test then you might want to read this by clicking here.

If you decide to purchase anything legal from the Silkroad (as i do not endorse or promote the purchase of illegal substances), then I would suggest a couple of things to think of before hand to make it a little more secure.

When Making Purchases Of Legal Goods On Silk Road

  1. Don’t buy anything from anyone on the Silkroad that doesn’t have any feedback. This is especially important when wanting to buy any good that is to be eaten or consumed as the reviews will most of the time be the best indicator of the quality of the product they are selling.
  2. I would only buy from someone in the same country. If you start to buy things from another country, especially things that are hard to get through border security and might be quarantined, then there is a far greater chance of it not arriving due to many reasons such as quarantine, if illegal then may be intercepted by police etc. The last thing you want is to get into trouble.
  3. Only deposit your bitcoins into your Silk Road account when you are ready to make a purchase just in case something happens. The new administrators can make all the promises they want about users being able to get their bitcoins back if it goes offline but i would rather be safe than sorry.
  4.  If you are one of those people that are going to buy legal drugs on the Silkroad then you should always be safe and test anything you buy with a test kit or something of that nature.
  5. You may need a good home drug test kit. They are fairly cheap these days and you can find a full range by clicking here at The Drug Centre.  Or pass a drug test by going here.

There is also a whole section on the silk road for erotic goods for sale. This is one of the only sections where only LEGAL things are supposed to be sold which is great because the illegal stuff that i don’t even want to mention should not be allowed anywhere for sale. If you are a guy then you should do yourself a favor and check out this device called the Fleshlight, i found this the other week and was amazed! It is the best male pleasure device ever invented in my opinion. >>> Click here to see the Fleshlight <<<.  I wish I knew about these sites when i was single, hook up with girls all of the time.

If you are going to end up buying something off the Silkroad then you are going to need to get a hold of Bitcoins. There are a few different ways of obtaining Bitcoins such as searching craigslist for someone selling them off other classified papers but they are not the safest so i will give a quick step by step guide how i buy Bitcoins, it is a bit of a process but it is well worth it.

How To Buy Bitcoins

  1. Open an account with a bitcoin exchange like WBE Exchange, they are the first world wide bitcoin exchange.
    There is also bitcoin.de by clicking here if you live in certain parts of Europe.
    There is also a site where you can organize to buy bitcoins locally for cash here at localbitcoins but BEWARE of scams here.
  2. Deposit money into your bitcoin exchange account.
  3. Most exchanges make you wait a period of up to 2 weeks from the first time time you link a bank account to your exchange account for verification purposes so as soon as you open then account then link an bank account to it and DONT buy any bit coins until the account has been verified. As the price of bitcoins is volatile you want to only buy when you are ready transfer them to your bitcoin wallet and ready to use them.
  4. Trade your money for Bitcoins.
  5. Send your Bitcoins to you Bitcoin wallet.
  6. If you want a detailed comprehensive expert guide bitcoins the you might want to grab this here. It is a bit outside of my knowledge so this resource might be of better help to you. It explains everything fully and goes into detail about how to get bitcoins and where are the best places etc.

Extra Precautions for anonymity

Weather you know it or not you need to make your self as anonymous as you can these days. Even if you are not visiting sites like the Silk Road there are corporations, governments, network administrators, and hackers trying to watch every move you make online. Don’t make their job easy and let them have acces to everything. Here are some tips to stay anonymous.

  • Use a good VPN Service at all times while on the net.
  • If you are not sure about a site that is requesting an email then get an anonymous email. You can get one from Hide My Ass or send anonymous emails from http://send-email.org/
  • Install and use a PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) program such as GPA to encrypt all of your messages that you don’t want anyone else to be able to read. Emails and messages can easliy be intercepted and read on many platforms so if you want to keep them between you and the recipient then you must use one. There is a great guide I found on how to use it, just click here.
  • For email addresses, logins, passwords, nicknames etc DONT EVER use real name, birth dates, locations, ages etc. Use something that is as random as can be. A great way to be very random in this is use parts of music lyrics and random numbers.
  • Cover your webcam.
  • Turn the mic off on  your PC. (even better if you don’t have any). If on a desktop PC the unplug the Mic if you have one.
  • You really need to think about getting some of the best PC scrubbing software available. Every time you view a webpage, look at a photo, read an email it is all recoverable from your computer even after you delete it and empty the recycle and even format the hard drive. Do you want someone else knowing every move you have been making online? Just think if your computer got stolen, if you lost it, if you gave it away or even if you threw it out then someone that knows how to can just recover the files and look at all of your details, photos, credit card details, personal info and use it to their advantage. Personally I would delete everything, remove the hard drive, drill holes through the hard drive multiple times with a drill, smash it, burn it then dispose of it.
  • If disposing of your PC and you don’t have a good scrubbing software tool then i would take the hard drive out and set it on fire or destroy it somehow.
  • Make sure you are using the best security possible on your home wifi network with a long password, also hide the network from others. By doing this it will not appear on the available wifi connections, you need to manually type in the network name to find it.
  • If you not doing anything illegal then you have a lot less to worry about so you should always adhere to the law, this doesn’t mean that you should not take these precautions though as internet fraud, identity theft and cyber crime are at levels never seen before and increasing.

Always remember to be safe and secure when on the Silk Road and treat others how you would like to be treated, it will make for a much better marketplace. If you enjoyed this post and think it is worthy of telling your friends then please share it on social media via the bar below.

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