So, I see very few anonymity tutorials on this site, which is ashame because it's one of the most powerful proficiencies you can master in this industry.
So, let me tell you step by step how to acquire the stealthiest and sexiest anonymity setup, and how you can hide from every three-letter agency. fucking faggets.
First you need to understand networking in profound aspects, because thats where you intend to stay anonymous right? in the world where your anonymity relies upon networking protocols and ports, servers etc. Study them understand them and exploit them.
I understand if you have other areas you wanna specialise in, and you because of that have a hard time getting a proper understanding of these concepts. At the very least you should be familiar with HTTP/S,FTP/S,SSH,TCP/IP,Ping,UDP
Now, my aspiring anonymity-learner, let me tell you how I would stay anonymous from these hypocritical and despicable agencies incl. LE. After some re-search, I also found out this is how some of the most notorious blackhats stay anonymous, among them is also the populer FinFisher aka. Phineas Fisher.
If you have taken the time to understand networking, you'd know the first obstacle is to hide from your ISP, because even though they might not monitor your activities for the same reasons as the NSA does, they still have access to it, which means they have made it easier for american corporations.
if you're on Windows or Mac put a bullet in your computer cause you fucked up already. Or Download a Linux OS, I prefer K/X/Lubuntu Debian or similar will work just fine too. Then setup your home directory with the LVM encryption and also encrypt your root directory after the installation process has finished.
Install VirtualBox - I recommend it over VMWare! Then create a new guest and configure the settings as:
System/Motherboard > 2048 MiB aka. 2GB of RAM is highly recommended for a smooth performance.
System/Processor > Append 2 CPU's to your guest OS - again for an improved performance.
make sure PAE/NX is enabled too for additional security.
Next, Display/Video Memory > Increase it to 128 MB - just because.
USB > Enable USB Controller support. This is also for additional security.
This is recommended as your setup, however, you're gonna have to make up with yourself which Linux distribution you wanna use for your 'blackhat acitivites.' I obviously recommend either Tails or Whonix, but you're gonna have to compare the two and decide for yourself based upon your desired preference. It varies.
You can also seek a third option and go with Qubes but you know, I dont.
Secondly, you're gonna need to also encrypt the necessary folders and what not once you're booted into your OS. This includes again root & home folders. From here, I highly recommend using a VPN and have your internet traffic routed through TOR so the process will look like this. Host > VM/Guest > TOR > VPN > WWW
Let me tell you right now, that looks like one hell of a setup to me. Your ISP wont be able to see you're connected to all of these hops, which was the goal really. A friendly advice, don't hack over TOR, I dont think I need to explain why.
The reasoning for using a VM as your only place for hacking where nobody can see you, is because you dont want to accidentally collide your personal life with your secret one. And having it all stored on one VM is super efficient and convenient. Also something to keep in mind, while setting up the VM, its gonna ask you to create a virtual hard drive. In my opinion it really doesnt matter what you choose. As long as you remember, if you do choose to create one, remember to delete it if the day should come where you're being surprised by FBI agents.
Now to end off, this wont keep you safe as we know. So many habits and actions have to be taken into play here. I have mentioned a lot of them in previous tutorials which you can check out. Combine all of this and you will be at the level of some of the popular blackhats today. fuck Anonymous eh.