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OPSEC: Using a fake name on the delivery address for a dark web marketplace purchase

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 17, 2016.

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    Have you ever wanted to order something online, perhaps from a dark web marketplace, but didn’t want to give your real name? Someone claiming to be an attorney addressed the subject during an OPSEC discussion on Reddit’s DarkNetMarkets.

    A computer science professor of mine once advised the class to never use your real name online. He wasn’t suggesting for us to go all out with fake names, but to continually tweak your ‘real’ name such as changing the spelling, shortening it, using nicknames, adding A through Z as a middle initial, etc. That way you see who is tracking you and who is selling your information. If Joey Z Doe gets snail mail or email after registering to purchase something from an online marketplace, then you know that site is selling your information. If you get too wild with the naming convention, then the transaction cannot go through a traditional credit card payment since it’s too far from a match.

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