How To: Keeping Your Hacking Identity Secret

Keeping Your Hacking Identity Secret

So, how does someone keep their hacking life completely secret?

What This Is:

I'd like to know how hackers keep their hacking life secret. So with a bit of experience and knowledge obtained from elsewhere I want to share what I know, and also ask a few questions to become even more silent about your secret life

Don't Talk About SH#T:

When I say this, I mean it in any possible way. Do NOT say a single word about your hacking life. Don't even mention the word. The key to people not thinking you are a hacker is to never go in that area.

If one day you pull of a great hack, and you didn't cover all of your tracks, and the feds show up in your neighborhood to question your friends, they are obligated to tell the truth or they'll be interfering with a federal investigation. But they can't lie if they don't know the truth.

  • DON'T TELL YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY OR LOVED ONES, OR YOU HAVE PUT YOUR SECRET IDENTITY IN THEIR HANDS ALSO.

Don't Put a Name to Yourself:

What I mean here is, most hackers love attention. Take a look at Lizard Squad for example. They share the hacks they complete. Doing so, you give everybody the chance to communicate with you, because having a social media profile is for everybody in the whole world who wishes to, can be able to communicate with you. incl. feds. So, don't put a name to yourself.

  • BECOME A GHOST HACKER

Ghost hackers are hackers who constantly changes his alias. No one can ever really get in contact with him, and he never is one place too long.

This gives many advantages, as it being much harder for anyone to track you down.

A good example would be Elliott from Mr. Robot. He doesn't tell anyone about his hacks, and doesn't put a name to himself.

Personal Computer:

What I mean here is, what about your real identity? You probably have a facebook twitter and maybe instagram account right? Well, isn't it dangerous to access your hacking identity from the same computer where your real identity also is?

I haven't gathered all the info in this section, so i'm a little unsure here.

Because not everybody can afford a separate computer to only perform hacking things on. So what do you do to make sure you keep your secret life completely seperate even though you have two identities on the same computer?

  • INSTALL A DIFFERENT BROWSER THAT DOESN'T TRACK YOU

Examples here would be Firefox and Opera. Don't search about hacking things on your "real identity browser". Not even a quick lookup on a software you need to double check. Keep those two worlds completely separate.

Quick Question:

So, I shared some information on keeping your secret life secret. But I'd also like to ask a question or two.

What I want to know furthermore about is wether or not it is safe to perform hacking things on one computer that shares the same identity as your real one.

and how safe is it?

8 Comments

Let me take a step in auditing this tutorial.

If you are someone like a LizardSquad member, you would have amazing OPSEC and or no need for it. I talk with multiple LizardSquad members and they are beyond anonymous. They keep tracks secure, OPSEC tight.

And to answer your question, you should always hack from a different OS. Log on to FB with tampered User-Agents saying you're using Windows 10, etc.

Great advices :D Not that i do blackhat dark stuff, but another good strategy is to have your hacking OS and hacking wifi keys in external USB. You could use your personal computer but keep it totally independent from your nefarious activities :D

Hey there.

First of all thanks for the article and tips.I'm new to this so what i would like to ask is..i use google chrome for all my social media etc. but when i want to search something "dark" like hacks or stuff,i use Ctrl +Shift + N to go incognito,is it safe? plus i took your advice and downloaded firefox! Any more advices/tips would be great!:)

it would be best if you got rid of Chrome if you want to be sure you arent being traced by your browser. Google has a 'secret' code for their software. So no one knows what Chrome is able to do when it comes to your safety. But many say that it traces you big time in many ways. Firefox code is open source so anybody can see it, and modify it if they wish to.

And setup a proxy if you want more security, VPNs aren't much reliable, because you never know 100% if they are being honest about their security policies.

Personally, I don't have to worry about anonymity. As much as I am against the government putting their nose where it doesn't belong, I have nothing to hide. So I guess I'm in the same boat as Pheonix.

If you feel paranoid, a live DVD/USB(with TAILS configured for hacking or Kali configured for anonymity)(I don't suggest CDs since you'll have to compromise due to their small size) or a virtual machine(maybe multi-booting your system?) should do just fine.

If you still feel too paranoid for that, you will have to be rich enough to burn the machines you hack on(or just the motherboard, RAM and HDD)(maybe you can anonymously donate/dispose them). And don't forget to go FAR, but still don't make it too obvious(like a circle with points 10 km from your house).

"Weaklings don't have the right to decide how they want to die" -Trafalgar Law, One Piece

-The Joker

Well said. After reading everyone's replies, I would like to say, even if you are not doing anything wrong it is still good practice to be anonymous.

Being anonymous means being as secured as you possibly can. Being secured means also that your are protecting yourself from others that are trying to exploit you.

No matter where you go on the web, someone is trying to exploit you. Facebook is exploiting you, advertisers are exploiting you, most probably your email provider is exploiting you (;hotmail, yahoo), your ISP is probably exploiting you, the very people who are sworn to defend you are exploiting you (NSA, etc, etc) not to mention the millions of adware, viruses, trojans, worms, etc, etc floating around. Also don't get me started on data miners, that is a whole other multi-billion dollar money maker.

By not being anonymous is actually kind of silly, its just like walking out onto a freeway with your eyes closed. Your just asking to get hit. (Unless your in peak hour and said freeway is now a carpark, but I think you get my point)

Knowledge is power, embrace it! Do not hide behind ignorance. What you choose to do with that knowledge is your responsibility.

Disclaimer!

I am not targeting anyone here, what I have written is my opinion, treat it as such. What you choose to do with this knowledge is "your responsibility"! I can not stress this part enough. You are "Responsible". The more you know, the better off you are.

"People actually don't care either you are white hat or black hat. They just treat you as a Hacker.. And same the Government Does.". That's true. And the texts from people here are right and the article too.

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