Sunday, February 26, 2017

How to Go Invisible Online By Kevin Mitnick

If you want a bunch of tips on being "invisible" online, you should read this Wired article penned by Kevin Mitnick. Hopefully he has gotten better at this stuff since he was arrested and sent to prison for almost four years back in 1995.

For example: Bob wants to send Alice a secure email. He finds Alice’s public key on the internet or obtains it directly from Alice, and when sending a message to her encrypts the message with her key. This message will stay encrypted until Alice—and only Alice—uses a passphrase to unlock her private key and unlock the encrypted message. So how would encrypting the contents of your email work? The most popular method of email encryption is PGP, which stands for “Pretty Good Privacy.”