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What is Tails OS? Tails, acronym for The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is a Debian-based Linux Operating System built for the sole purposes of anonymity and privacy. First released in 2009, Tails has a long positive history of providing its users the privacy and anonymity they need when doing their online activities. In 2013, a former NSA contractor named Edward … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 14, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
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Proxy chains or proxy chaining, is the use of multiple proxies for internet packets to pass through, as opposed to just one proxy. Before delving into proxy chains, an understanding of proxies is essential. What is Proxy Chains? A proxy is a sever that receives internet requests (or packets) from a client and forwards them to a destined server, working … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 14, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
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If you’re planning to visit a darknet market, you’re either keen to window shop or keen to sample the wares. Whatever your reasons for stopping by, that’s your business and no one else’s. Unfortunately, not everyone shares those civilized ideals. To keep those spoilsports at bay, here’s how to browse darknet markets (DNMs) without leaving a trace. read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 14, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
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Hard drive encryption, is the process of making data stored on a hard drive unreadable or disfigured, thereby making it uninformative to adversaries; only authorized entities who know the decryption key/ method can restore the data to its healthy, original, readable format. When a storage device is encrypted, it will remain encrypted even if used on different computers or mounted … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 13, 2019, 4 p.m.
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Dash is an open source cryptocurrency and is a form of decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) run by a subset of users, called "masternodes". It is an altcoin that was forked from the Bitcoin protocol. The currency permits fast transactions that can be untraceable. History The currency was launched in January 2014 as "Xcoin" by Evan Duffield, as a fork of … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 12, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
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Getting Started Peer to peer (P2P) electronic cash is simply described as online money sent from one person to another without the need for a trusted third-party. As described in the original Bitcoin whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto, P2P cash makes use of digital signatures as part of the solution, but the main benefits are lost if a trusted third party … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 12, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
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Zcash is a cryptocurrency aimed at using cryptography to provide enhanced privacy for its users compared to other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Like Bitcoin, Zcash has a fixed total supply of 21 million units. Transactions can be "transparent" and similar to bitcoin transactions in which case they are controlled by a t-addr, or can be a type of zero-knowledge proof … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 12, 2019, noon