Preview: How to Surf Anonymously & Hide Your PC

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How safe is your identity online, and your data offline?

Quick heads-up. Because coming up, next week, here with the_guv

Better Anonymity with

UPDATE: Feb 2013

This guide is old. The theory is good but the practise is worn.

For up-to-date advice please check out my new site wpCop which, while niche targetting WordPress security, also covers the bases for PC, web and server security.


Guvnr, BTW, has relaunched to front as the blog for both wpCop and, shortly, my server installation guide vpsBible.

If you've got any security-related questions, pop by the the wpCop forums.

Hope that helps.


A comprehensive guide, spread over 5 posts, each detailing in non-geek-Greek, easy-to-follow bullet points:-

  • Mon: Anonymising your PC (Part 1)
  • Tue: Tips to Surf Safe (Part 2)
  • Wed: How to Accept Cookies (Part 3)
  • Thu: Controlling Javascript (Part 4)
  • Fri: Video How-to: Set up a Proxy Server (Part 5)

Setup Unmanaged VPS (4 Noobs!) ... with vpsBible
Secure WordPress. Properly. ... with wpCop, the platform's dedicated security website
Olly 'the_guv' Connelly's site and 'WordPress 3 Ultimate Security' book.

As you can see, all the bases are covered:-

  1. find the level of anonymity to suit you
  2. have greater control of your identity
  3. enjoy faster, safer surfing
  4. have a more secure computer
  5. receive all sorts of other useful tidbits of information too, along the series, promise!

I know you'll learn from it. I hope you enjoy it. Surf safe!


About the Author:

Olly Connelly (yeah, that's me) blogs at, polices WordPress security at and helps noobs build web servers at, so if you've got sleeping problems you know where to come.


  1. the_guv  August 16, 2011

    @WTT … good to hear, thank you 🙂

  2. witte tanden tips  August 8, 2011

    Hi! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a outstanding job!

  3. the_guv  January 19, 2009

    cheers Pethens, hope you find the series useful.

  4. Pethens  January 18, 2009

    keep it up, Guv

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