So you want to get on board the Lulzboat? You better get ready cause it’s no joy ride, sometimes it’s borderline the Raft of the Medusa.
You might want to consider joining a publicly and legaly known activist movement where you don’t need to live like Batman. Here’s a small list of some movement we like and support.
Before you begin
There’s a lot to learn before you feel at home within the Anonymous collective. I’d say on average it’s going to take from one to tree years. Depends on how tech savy and brilliant (or fucked up) you are.
About the Anonymous movement
There’s a lot of stuff you can check out to educate yourself about the Anonymous movement. We recommend you watch and read all of them, in any order.
- Anonymous on Wikipedia
- We Are Legion
- The Hacker Wars
- The Story of Aaron Swartz
- Red Hack
- Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous
A new OS
There’s a lot of stuff you need to understand and be able to use, even if you choose not to use it. This is the part that take time.
This is the part that’s going to make you rage or proove you worthy. If you can’t succeed on your own, try again or get the fuck out.
In the VirtualBox you can do anything without harming your real computer. It’s a good place to learn.
There’s a lot of software you must learn to work with. If you know what you are doing, use anything you want. If not, start with those. They are the easiest to learn.
Read and follow this guide : Better Browsing
This part is hard because of encrypted e-mails. It’s not easy to understand at first.
First, in a terminal type “sudo apt-get install gnupg2”.
Third, how to send encrypted e-mails.
Here’s some useful ressources :
Other important information
Stop using skype : Here’s why.
Anonymity & Privacy
Ok, so now is the hard part. It’s really important that you learn what is and how to use Tor and VPNs properly.
Tor is for Anonymity.
VPN is for Privacy.
Confuse them at your own demise.
Now setup Thunderbird and Pidgin to work with Tor. From now on we will use the Tor Browser Bundle for browsing. For Thunderbird (install TorBirdy plugin) and for Pidgin go to Tools > Preferences > Proxy. Set “Proxy type” to “Tor/Privacy (SOCKS5)”, “Host:” to “127.0.0.1” and “Port” to “9050”. Something the port is “9150”, not sure why.
For the VPN you’ll be on your own. Find one that you think might work for you. Don’t use VPNs for Anonymity cause sometime VPNs are compromised. They protect against external spying but they don’t protect your private identity (yeah…)
For VPNs google “torrentfreaks vpn anonymity”.
Forget your real identify
From now on never use anything that could link to you. Consider everything: any accounts or software you paid for or that contain any information about you. Especially your email addresses, your name and any nickname you ever used. If you don’t do that you’re fucked. It really is down and dirty Darwinian.
Ah yeah… This is the part that you wanted right? If you got everything in this guide so far, then your new quest can begin. We hope you have five to ten years to train, cause yeah, that’s how long it take to become a real hacker.
Read How to Become A Hacker by Eric Steven Raymond. The whole thing yes!!!
Learn how to use : Debian
Read the following books :
- Ghosts in the wires
- The art of deception
- The art of intrusion
- Coding Freedom