Catch Me If You Can: Cyber Anonymity

ABSTRACT

Advances in network security and litigation have empowered and enabled corporations to conduct Internet and desktop surveillance on their employees and customers, while Governments have spent billions to monitor cyberspace to include entering agreements with corporations to provide surveillance data on adversarial groups, competitors, and citizenry (Reuters, 2010).  Although the initial intent of network and Internet monitoring may be honourable; terrorists, hackers, and cyber-criminals already have access to the necessary tools and methodologies to continue in their activities unabated. This paper will  demonstrate a step-by-step case study using a ‘paranoid’ approach to remaining anonymous using only open-source tools.


AUTHORS

Computer Sciences Corporation, Inc., San Antonio, TX,
USA

David M. Rohret CSC, Inc. Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JIOWC)
Mr. Rohret has pursued network security interests for over twenty-five years to include developing and vetting exploits for use with red teams and for adversarial research. He holds degrees in CS from the University of Iowa, 1981, and La Salle University, 1994. Mr. Rohret is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and is currently a Senior Principal Systems Engineer for the Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

Computer Sciences Corporation, Inc., San Antonio, TX
USA

Michael E. KraftCSC, Inc.Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JIOWC)
For more than ten years Mr. Kraft has been deeply involved with Information Assurance and network security. He holds a master of science in information assurance degree from Capitol College of Maryland. Mr. Kraft is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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