Online Security–How Concerned Should Preppers Be?

Now and then I hear from readers who are concerned about online security. How concerned should preppers be about being tracked online? They wonder whether it’s safe to make purchases from my site or other prepper sites. In fact, is it even safe to view such sites?

I’ve assured readers that, to the best of my knowledge, any tracking being done is by advertisers who are more interested in their buyng habits than the government is in gathering data. Of course, that may not always be the case.

The main thing is to practice common sense by not deliberately revealing too much about yourself online.

Back in the spring I interviewed Riverwalker for DestinySurvival Radio on the subject of OP SEC and how preppers can practice discretion to protect themselves and their families. I wrote a post asking the question, Are you protecting one of your most valuable assets?

The asset I was referring to is personal privacy. I’m a firm believer in exercising discretion online. For example, if you look up my personal Facebook page, you’ll learn very little about me personally. In fact, if it weren’t for using Facebook as a tool to drive traffic to this site, I wouldn’t have a Facebook page at all.

But is my aloofness online enough?

Not according to Conrad Jaeger. He’s written an e-book called Deep Web Secrecy and Security. I’ve chosen it as a DestinySurvival Pick because he makes an important contribution to privacy issues for preppers.

The other day I received a press release about Deep Web Secrecy and Security, and I want to share its most important content with you. Draw your own conclusions and see if this e-book is for you.


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You probably wouldn’t submit to having your home searched without a court order, so why allow the authorities to read your emails and monitor everything you do on-line?

If you are buying survival supplies on the Internet and looking up firearms then you are almost certainly on a watch list. These days everybody is a suspect and all our on-line activities are being logged somewhere.

And if things are bad now, just wait until the Utah Data Center comes on-stream in 2013 when absolutely everything you say or do on the Internet will be logged and analyzed and used to profile you the way they do in the movie Minority Report.

From totalitarian regimes to outwardly democratic governments, there is a growing demand for access to people’s personal data. They want to read your emails and they want to know who your friends are.

Personal information is a commodity today. It’s bought and sold and analyzed, and then it’s used to profile you for advertisers, campaign organizers, governments and criminals, stalkers and trolls. But none of this need happen.

Curiously, one might wonder why governments and the like are going to all the trouble of tracking us and storing our data, especially when they are ostensibly trying to catch pedophiles and terrorists.

As it happens, the really bad guys are not using the Surface Web to communicate. They are already very Deep and well ahead of the game. A cynic might wonder if there were ulterior motives in wanting to keep such tight tabs on us all.

But you don’t have to be up to no good to want to keep your on-line activities to yourself. Why can’t ordinary people be anonymous, too?

‘Deep Web Secrecy and Security’ uses the secrets of the Deep Web to protect you and your family, your private and business interests, your views and your freedoms.

“The Internet was never conceived to be the preserve of commercial interests. It should not be a hunting ground for law enforcement. The time has come to take back control,” says the book’s author Conrad Jaeger.

This Inter-active e-book with direct links to Surface and Deep Web will show you in simple terms how to:

  • Travel the Deep Web
  • Protect Yourself On-line
  • Set up Secure Communications
  • Avoid Unwanted Attention
  • Blog and Post Anonymously
  • Access Banned Websites
  • Erase & Protect your Activities
  • Upload and Download Secretly
  • Hide and Encrypt Anything

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You should be aware that, in my opinion, Deep Web Secrecy and Security gets technical and recommends fixes which may be beyond the skill level of many of us. On the other hand, you may be all right if you apply adequate time and thought to following directions. Or you may want to recruit help to implement several of the recommendations.

But this e-book also contains simple suggestions nearly everyone should be able to perform. For example, it’s a must to install and regularly use good antivirus and anti-spyware software.

Deep Web Secrecy and Security
is available from Amazon for Kindle. You can get your copy by clicking on its title wherever you see it linked in this post. You’ll be taken to the page where it’s featured. Add it to your cart to start the order process. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can order a PDF version of the book through

Online security is an issue that needs clarification and perspective. What do you think? How concerned are you about your privacy online? What steps are you taking to insure Internet security? Leave a comment and let’s discuss it.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.