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Discussion of OpSec, Threat Models, Protection, Assessment & Countermeasures.

Vendors: /d/vendor_handbook.

While the focus of this community's OpSec discussions may center around Dark Net (DN) activity, all members of this sub are encouraged to think about, discuss, and share ideas relating to OpSec.

5 things new users must know!

by /u/Phrack · 11 votes · 1 week ago

1. PGP

Pretty Good Privacy (or just PGP) . Darknet users should always encrypt sensitive information before sending it over the markets, for example the address you are ordering to. That way the only person who can decrypt your address is the vendor. Guide on Kleopatra by /u/thepostman /post/712c7e504f8c02755088 Kleopatra handbook by /u/Headjanitor /post/4e5a41f0911daf1e95dd

2. Monero

Monero is a privacy coin which provides far more privacy than Bitcoin. Helpful guide on the basics for monero by /u/beyourownbank /post/1f8080b38207e7a338f1 Worth checking out /d/monero and their instructions for setting up a monero wallet on tails: xmrguide25ibknxgaray5rqksrclddxqku3ggdcnzg4ogdi5qkdkd2yd.onion/tails

3. Passwords

Make sure you do not use the same passwords on different sites and don't link aliases to the real world! /u/shakybeats made a good post a while back /post/64419e3a1481838f7d9a

4. I2P

I2P is a fully decentralized p2p network where every user acts as a router by default. I2P although not mainstream yet is gaining traction as it is not as susceptible to ddos attacks as the tor network is. Helpful guide by /u/MommaBear /post/41282f7396a961d7be13 Guide on I2P using tails by desnake /post/3d9b12becfa4f8e1a777 I2P (Note from /u/fatherbear ) Great post! I should mention that I2P on Tails is not supported by developers and it could de-anonymize you. Look into Qubes or a Whonix setup for maximum anonymity depending on your operational needs. The Complete Guide to Qubes & Whonix by /u/Fatherbear (Includes I2P installation) /post/bac3ef2cdfd229cc1949

5. Avoid Wickr and messaging apps

Using messaging apps like wickr owned by amazon is not a good idea. Wickr being bought by Amazon and existing contracts with LE by /u/just_no /post/5c750648c9c965a5d02c Here’s what data the FBI can get from WhatsApp, iMessage, Signal, Telegram, and more /post/ae2335579ff9f1374e03

All the best,

Cheers!

Comments (11)
/u/MommaBear i2p nerd · 2 votes · 1 week ago · Link

Good post with great guides! Thanks for helping to point users in the right direction!

/u/Phrack OP · 1 votes · 1 week ago · Link

I hope more people see them, there are some seriously underrated guides on dread! :)

/u/newbieforever2018 "You've got ★bail★" · 2 votes · 1 week ago · Link

Excellent post!

/u/averagenobody · 2 votes · 1 week ago · Link

What!??

No wicker?

omfg /u/Phrack

next ur gonna tell em dd's on those apps are bad also,,,huh?

but u know i Phricken luv ya

Cheers

/u/FatherBear · 1 votes · 1 week ago · Link

Great post! I should mention that I2P on Tails is not supported by developers and it could de-anonymize you. Look into Qubes or a Whonix setup for maximum anonymity depending on your operational needs.

Stay vigilant!

/u/Phrack OP · 1 votes · 1 week ago · Link

Thanks for pointing my mistake out I will fix that!

/u/FatherBear · 1 votes · 1 week ago · Link

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/u/yappy · 1 votes · 1 week ago · Link

Off the Telegram

Woof!!! -:)

/u/akkarin · 1 votes · 1 week ago · Link

thanks for sharing. good for the newly exposed to have some understanding.

/u/Time4McKenna · 1 votes · 1 week ago · Link

good post.

upvoted.

/u/disciple · 1 votes · 5 days ago · Link

Amazon said that Wickr Me will shut down for good on December 31, 2023. Amazon says the app will stop accepting new user registrations on December 31, 2022 before it’s discontinued completely the following year. Signal has the best reputation for security and privacy, is open source, you can create a private Signal server to be sure.