Hey guys I am back
Before we get started on kernel hacking lets go over a few things to protect your identity online from the bad hackers. They use tools called "wireshark" and "Cain and Abel" to pick up information out of your header packages you send back and forth from the internet.
How is this done? Each time you go on the internet you send and receive headers in the HTML code that gives away your IP address. These packages sent back and forth on the internet are collected with those tools above.
Just like when you update the apt-get, you will see your headers update in the terminal.
Doing some long time lurking up in different IRC channels the "black hat" hackers get lazy and name drop some of the tools they use to exploit others. I then take those "name dropped" tools and just do a quick google search and start researching these different tools. These tools are hardcore top professional sniffer tools that are supposed to be used by the TOP security experts online. As I need to know more and more about any kind of internet tools, whether they are for good or malicious intent, I do some research. Knowledge is power.
To combat this, and other script kiddies that are made, you can use what is called a proxy, there is a free proxy online that the military uses called TOR. TOR is developed by the best of the best hackers alive today, and they stake their repetition and lives on that program. Top whistleblowers use it along with that wikileaks. They claim it is un-hackable and no one to date that I know of has been able to hack it.
Use the TOR browser bundle unless you know what you are doing in chaining in proxies for your web browser if you want privacy from pervs or stalkers online. Its a bit slow, just change your exit nodes to a fast working one. Here is the link to this site. It is also a open source site on the github for others to look over the code. Coders online tell me there is no "backdoor" to this program, and I have reviewed the code also. So give it a try if someone is pushing you around. https://www.torproject.org/
I will be back in here in a day or two with some other tips I have picked on kernel hacks and other web related hacks.
Another trick is to change your IP address on your router. Here in the United States most routers use what is called a "dynamic IP address" , which is provided to you by your ISP (Internet service Provider.)
To change it you just power off your router and turn it back on. There are ways to do this in the terminal, but I have not figured it out yet. Your ISP will then send you a NEW dynamic IP address that is now different than the one before.
So if you get someone going hurrrrrrrr durrrrrrrrrr I got your IP address, now I am going to "dox".....and they say they know your street address and where you live, durrr now you are going to be my wifey or whatever, rest assured they do not have squat. You can check your IP address online here if you want. Give it a go and see. http://www.whatismyip.com/
IRC is notorious for lax protection from these kind of exploits. Make sure you are using a IRC "bouncer" or a socks proxy when you go in there. Check the settings on your IRC client if it has socks proxy support.