Worthy goals.How can I determine if a network is insecure and how can I fix these problems?What difference does this make? Even if you could hide your IP address how to you perceive this as protecting your privacy? For example:How to hide my Ip address effectively to maintain my privacy?
- Do you do any ordering/shopping online?
- Does anyone else in your home have access to your computer?
- Do you use public systems or networks (library, cafe, hotel, etc)?
- Do you EVER use your real name online?
- Do you EVER use your real name in conjunction with your email address?
- Do you use social media with your real name? (FaceBook, Google+/Circles/whatever...., MySpace, LinkedIn, etc)
- Do you use a laptop, tablet, phone, etc that can be stolen or that you can not maintain positive control of?
- Do you blindly install or use software on your system/network/tablet/phone without doing research into the reliability/security thereof?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then hiding your IP address (in whatever manner or from whoever you may think necessary) is completely irrelevant. The "Best" or really only way to protect your privacy online is to always be someone else...i.e.: have an online only identity and ensure that you never EVER connect it to yourself in any way (which is almost impossible).
To answer your question of where to start, try here: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=33114