By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large
One of the areas of Internet security that is increasingly intriguing to me is this idea that you can be on the Internet anonymously. I like that. Every time I turn around, it seems as though someone else is trying to intrude on my life…or into my wallet…simply by virtue of the fact that I am online.
I’ve written before about the wonderful Patriot Privacy Kit digital book, and how I think it serves as a great manual for staying safe while roaming around online. I’ve previously highlighted the great information it has to offer on the subject of password protection, email security, even browser security (yes…even just using a less secure browser can bring a lot of grief into your life), to name just a few. Well, here’s another important area about which you’ll want to know more - having the ability to surf the web anonymously. Everyone who uses the Internet has an IP (Internet Protocol) address, and that is the route through which everyone and everything on the other side of your computer travels to send you information. It is your online address in every bit the way your residential address serves to tell the world how you can be physically located.
How would you like to be on the web…while hiding your location?
You can do it through the use of something called an “Internet proxy.” With an Internet proxy, other IP addresses are used to hide yours. The Patriot Privacy Kit discusses this subject, and even provides resource information to services you can access to make your move to Internet anonymity.
Of course, The Patriot Privacy Kit provides a wealth of useful information on how to stay safe online, above and beyond the topic of “invisibility. The broad list of subjects covered is substantial, and includes such areas as how to protect yourself from NSA spy efforts, how to secure your computer hardware and software platforms, how to be a good steward of your all-important passwords, and how to use email more securely (do you even know that you simple use of email can present a security threat to you?). That, however, isn’t all – not even close. The book also looks at what you need to know to be safe as a regular user of social media, including the ubiquitous Facebook. Want more? The Patriot Privacy Kit has it, including information on how to secure your sensitive information offline, which is something I talk about constantly – most identity theft, even in this day and age, occurs due to the theft of key personal information in a physical form, like unsecured or improperly disposed-of documents.
What’s more, The Patriot Privacy Kit comes with a fantastic money-back guarantee, which means you can read and use the information through and through…and if you’re still not satisfied, you can get all of your money back, with no fuss. How great is that?
Other Course Benefits:
- Move Past LifeLock: While a fantastic system that I recommend, it only protects about 10% of what really matters.
- Avoid NSA flag words
- Secure E Mail Options
- Secure Internet Browsing Options
- Password Security
- How To Clean And Protect Your Computer
- Lock Down Your Home Internet Connection
- Properly Use A Firewall
- How To Use Programs That Will Hide Your IP Address
If you’re not concerned about Internet security, you should be – it’s just too dangerous now to be online without some “armor” to protect you. I’ve talked about The Patriot Privacy Kit before, and I will undoubtedly do so again – there’s just too much great information to ignore this manual. To learn more, click here.