Invisible Computer (idea)

Hello,

I was reading some webpages and then I had an idea. I was wondering, how can I make my computer completely invisible while I am searching on the web, and how can I make my computer invisible when connected to a network?
Now I put this question up, not only because I am interested but it is also annoying me that ads come up and they know exactly which country I am in (and many app installations are in the local language). So that is the reason why I want my computer to be completely invisible to others (if not completely, then mostly, if thats still not possible, then to a minimum level that I would never ever get any ads again, independent on webpages. Because ads really annoy me, and I read that if you have your computer invisible on the web (and not broadcasting your IP adress) then you will not get any ads. Now I am using Adblock-plus but I still get ads on some websites). I hope this is possible.
So anyone have any ideas on how I can do that? If yes, please tell me in detail what to get and what to do, I am a new OpenSUSE user.
I would quickly like to add that when I do get ads, the ads are in the local language.

Cheers,
-Arpadius98

This being not a technical question to either Tumbleweed, Evergreen or PreRelease/Beta, this will be moved to “Looking for something other then support” and is CLOSED for the moment.

Moved from Tumbleweed, Evergreen and PreRelease/Beta and open again.

Hi
Dump adblock-plus and install adblock-edge instead. Adblock-plus now include’s acceptable ads as defined by the developers to glean revenue.

Use a proxy, eg tor. Use startpage as your search engine.

On Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:26:02 +0000, Arpadius98 wrote:

> So anyone have any ideas on how I can do that?

The only way you make yourself invisible is to send no data out to the
Internet.

Seriously, that’s the only way to become “invisible” - because in order
to receive data, you have to provide a return address, and once you
provide a return address, you’re no longer invisible.

You can mask it with anonymizing networks like tor, but even then, it’s
not impossible to find out who you are - it’s just more difficult.

Jim


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On Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:06:01 +0000, malcolmlewis wrote:

> Adblock-plus now include’s acceptable ads as defined by the developers
> to glean revenue.

You can disable that, though, as I understand it.

Jim


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I just checked andthere is a checkbox there.

In forum history, I think this was the quickest responses that anyone can get! Thank you for the incredibly quick notice!

So your recommendations are:
-Remove adblock plus and install adblock edge
-Use TOR (I believe that is “The Onion Router”).
-And checkbox

I will try both out now, and hope very much that they both together will work.

Also:
I am very sorry for posting this on the wrong place, I thought that I had to download things so I put it to the Tumbleweed support (so that the packages will not be fore OpenSUSE 13.2 but for Tumbleweed). I kind of find this part of technical support, but then you are very right that this is a lot more of a “looking for something” type of thread.
I am very sorry about that.
I would also like to note that I might ask some more questions.

Cheers & thank you all for your help,
-Arpadius98

Well, thank you all for your help. The websites where I was before did not give me adds. I was using TOR and I got absolutely no ads! It was a wonderful feeling being able to search things and read without ads!
I also was reading about JonDO, it is some other thing (no idea what it is yet, but it does encryptions) which also helps to make you anonymous, I also looked at TrueCrypt (again, I couldn`t really find out what it does either, can only guess by the name).

Cheers,
-Arpadius98

Hello,

I have recently made a wonderful discovery, JonDO hides your IP adress. So there is a lower chance of others discovering your location, now this will be wonderful for me, since I do not speak the native language here and many times when I want to download something it is all in the native langauge which I cannot understand.

Cheers,
-Arpadius98

On Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:46:01 +0000, Arpadius98 wrote:

> I also looked at TrueCrypt (again, I couldn`t really find out what it
> does either, can only guess by the name).

TrueCrypt is (or rather, was) full-disk encryption. It’s no longer being
developed or maintained, as the developers stopped work on it without
explanation about a year or so ago.

Jim


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Thank you hedersj for telling me that. I almost was about to get it.
Also, I have downloaded something rather fun, Scramblesuit (makes IP anonymous).
Though what I was thinking about now, is that: Can you login to a website without being seen?

Cheers,
-Arpadius98

So, by that, what I meant was that is it possible to login to a website without anyone seeing you login? If yes, how?

Or does JonDO, GNUPGP (and GNU GPA), and TOR give you the possibility of an anonymous login? I would like to log-in a way that noone sees it (and is not recorded).

The basic idea about login anywhere is imho dat you use a useridentification and a password (and or other credentials). And when you then login there, that system (computer/human) knows that that userid such and such is loged in.

Something different is if that system can then make a link between that userid and you as a living person. Depends on the data you gave when you registered I assume.

On Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:16:01 +0000, Arpadius98 wrote:

> Thank you hedersj for telling me that. I almost was about to get it.
> Also, I have downloaded something rather fun, Scramblesuit (makes IP
> anonymous).
> Though what I was thinking about now, is that: Can you login to a
> website without being seen?

No.

Again, in order to receive responses, at some point, you have to be known
to the Internet.

Whether that’s to the end site or the proxy you’re using (which implies a
level of trust in the proxy operator), ultimately, you have to be
reachable and visible to some degree in order to access resources on the
'net.

And if you log into the site, then you are - by definition - providing
the end site owner something that lets you be tracked. Generally these
days, it’s a cookie that contains encrypted authentication information
and something to persist a session.

Jim


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On Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:16:02 +0000, Arpadius98 wrote:

> Or does JonDO, GNUPGP (and GNU GPA), and TOR give you the possibility of
> an anonymous login? I would like to log-in a way that noone sees it (and
> is not recorded).

Not possible at all.

Jim


Jim Henderson
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I see now, thank you for your help on this one. Though can you access a website where you originally have to login? Is that possible then?

On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:56:01 +0000, Arpadius98 wrote:

> I see now, thank you for your help on this one. Though can you access a
> website where you originally have to login? Is that possible then?

I don’t even know what you mean by your question here.

But I’ll say it again: In order for data to get back to you, at some
point, someone needs to know your IP address. You can’t be 100%
invisible on the 'net and still send and receive traffic. You might
route through networks and such that make it more difficult to find you,
but in the end, data has to get to your machine, and that means you’re
reachable - and therefore not invisible.

Jim


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By what I said before, I meant that can you go on a website where you have to login first in order to be able to view it (for example, a database can you view it without logging in?). So there is a website, then it asks for a username and password, can I skip that process (of giving a username and password) and view the website? I am sorry I did not say it too clearly before. Cheers, -Arpadius98