Keeping Your Hacking Identity Secret
So, how does someone keep their hacking life completely secret?
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
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.
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.
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.
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?