July 30, 2015

How to remove your online presence


Topic: How to remove your online presence and prevent doxxing: a *chan guide.

Firstly one should follow a few basic guidelines when posting online.

Never give anyone your real name or share any personal details with anyone, this should be a given yet it still happens.

Never use your real name when signing up for a forum or website. Use a trash e-mail for registering for forums, porn sites etc. Always use a different handle or username on each site you use. The more usernames you have the harder it is for someone to trace your steps online. Never link any of these profiles or usernames to each other. If you need a MSN account or a Skype account for a certain forum make a new one, don't use one that you used for some other site.

Always rename files you downloaded off of Facebook before sharing them with someone or uploading them to a *chan.

The file names for these photos contain the profile ID so the user who uploaded the pic can be found easily.

Everything on 4chan is archived now, so be careful what you post! Don't post anything on 4chan that can be traced back to you from here - http://archive.no-ip.org/

This site allows you to search all boards for a specific e-mail or tripcode so be wary of what you post!

If you post with a tripcode simply search for it and then send the results page saying you want it to be removed to this e-mail: webmaster@archive.no-ip.org , from my experience he will remove the results but it may take a few days for him to so.

Secondly, you will want to remove any traces of your RL (real life) off Google StreetView and WhitePages.

To remove yourself from Google StreetView follow these steps:

1. Type your home street address into Google Maps
2. Click Steetview
3. Click the "Report a Problem" Link in the lower left corner of the page.
4. Choose the option saying that your house has been displayed, then just write a few sentences about how you are worried about your online privacy and you do not want your home displayed.

To remove yourself from WhitePages is even easier.

1. Go to : http://www.whitepages.com/
2. Type your home address in.
3. Next click the "Claim and Edit" link to the left of the result.
4. Next you would enter your e-mail and then you will receive a confirmation letter you have to click.
5. Finally just uncheck every box displayed and change your name do something ridiculous like Shania Twain or Robert Zimmerman. Your home and family will no longer be exposed to the Internet. Do this for all of your immediate family members.

Next you should opt out of Intellius, this service costs money to search for people so it's not a very high priority but someone dedicated could use it if they really wished to.

Taken directly from site:

"In order for Intelius to “opt out” your public information from being viewable on the Intelius website, we need to verify your identity and require faxed proof of identity. Proof of identity can be a state issued ID card or driver's license. If you are faxing a copy of your driver's license, we require that you cross out the photo and the driver's license number. We only need to see the name, address and date of birth. Please fax to 425-974-6194 and allow 4 to 6 weeks to process your request. "


Delete your Facebook, this is just asking for your privacy to be invaded. Make sure all your security settings are maxed out and remove yourself from any networks you are in if you choose to keep it, be sure to NEVER show your friends list.

Don't ever camwhore period.

Never post nudes lol

Always post anonymously when it's an option, don't invest yourself in a particular site, you possibly may get involved in drama that may turn out bad for you if your personal info gets leaked.

Use a VPN or a proxy when browsing sketchy sites like ED or *chans that aren't particularly concerned with protecting their users' privacy (ie. posting of bad users/trolls IP addresses)

If you get doxxed, don't panic! Simply close any and all online accounts you have, change your answering machine message, consider abusing the DMCA to remove any offending material, do not feed your attackers with anything just ignore it.


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