Jeffrey Paul: An Open Offer Of Personal Proxy

Jeffrey Paul

An Open Offer Of Personal Proxy
15 February 2020
( 462 words, approximately a 2 minute read. )

It’s super hard to create accounts for services these days without giving up your personal information. A lot of them are doing it to combat spam, but it has a lot of dangerous consequences as a side effect. It is essential that we maintain the ability to perform anonymous publishing in our society.

Tor usually works great for this for using services—but only once you have an account. It’s much, much harder to create an account anonymously. Many IRC networks won’t let you.

I’m offering to create personal accounts for people who need to stay anonymous.

This obviously isn’t a good bulk solution, but if you’re in need, write me.

Details

Make sure when you contact me that you do the following things:

  • Install Tor Browser or boot Tails.
  • Create the email account from which you contact me via Tor. Only ever access the account via Tor.
  • cock.li, for example, has both signups and webmail enabled via Tor.
  • Email me at sneak+2e5911e244@sneak.berlin and encrypt your message to me to PGP key 5539AD00DE4C42F3AFE11575052443F4DF2A55C2.
  • Include your own PGP key in your message for my reply to you.
  • Let me know which service you’d like an account on. Ideally, I’ll be able to use Tor to sign up for it. Let me know what username you’d like, along with some alternates if it’s taken.
  • Alternately, contact me via Signal at +1-312-361-0355, or IRC on the common large networks as sneak, or via ActivityPub at @sneak@sneak.berlin.

Then, I’ll sign up for the account, verify it with one of my phone numbers, remove my number, and turn over the username and password to you. I’ll have no idea who you are, nor will your email provider. You’ll change the password, and then you’ll have the account.

This is on a first-come, first-served basis, and I reserve the right to deny any individual request, for any reason, including but not limited to my getting too many requests, being sketched out, being too busy, or being denied by the service for phone number reuse.

Please only request accounts for personal use. I’d prefer that your requests are for services that I can access via Tor or VPN. Do not use the resulting account(s) to break the law, threaten, or harass. Be kind.

My Disclosure Policy

Be advised that if I am ever required to disclose your information by a legal order, I will do so without reserve or delay—so make sure whatever method you use to contact me is not part of a chain that would lead to deanonymization. I am a leaky bucket! My email server is hosted in a Five Eyes country, for example.

Tips

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About The Author

Jeffrey Paul is a hacker and security researcher living in Berlin and the founder of EEQJ, a consulting and research organization.

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