How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life by J. J. Luna

(New York: St. Martin's, 2012), 294

  • with enough money, anyone can track you, so your goal is to make it harder and more expensive (5)
  • the four levels of invisibility (6)
  • Chapter 2 - Separate your name from your home address
    • lots of discussion about mail fraud
  • Chapter 3 - Lies
    • “A lie is a false statement made by one to another, who is entitled to hear and know the truth, and which a false statement tends toward injury to the other” (32)
      • you can/should not lie to authorities but there is nothing wrong with withholding information or providing incorrect information to those without a need to know
  • Chapter 4 - Mailboxes
    • get a PO Box
  • Chapter 5 - Ghost address
  • Chapter 8 - DOB and SSN
    • never give your DOB
    • info about ssn (81)
    • basically, don’t give the info and if they ask say you don’t provide it or ask why they need it
    • always use your passport for ID instead of driver license since t does not have your address
    • he recommends against obtaining credit
  • Chapter 9 - Names and Signatues
    • have an alternate, illegible signature
    • have an alternate name (pen name) that is common
  • Chapter 12 - email and the Internet
    • “never forget that the Internet is a mysterious and highly dangerous place” (134)
    • choose one strong password and use a part of the service name to make it unique (140)
  • “ can shoot for $100,000 a year. That will be sufficient to live a simple, debt-free life.” (253)
  • Books he recommends
    • How to Disappear by Frank Ahearn
    • anything by Kevin Mitnick
    • Social Engineering by Christopher Hadnagy

Topic: Internet Privacy