Making a burn e-mail account: OpSec vs Gmail/Hotmail, round 1

NOTE: this is the retail version. If you’re a VIP/.mil/etc, don’t follow this, speak to me or a professional

It’s been discussed, this is how to go it:

Ingredients:

  • One unused prepaid sim card (you should have one as you’re practising good OpSec, right?)
  • Internet access
  • If you’re uber paranoid, you’ll need more (Did I mention that OpSec is not cheap…)

Method:

  1. Think about why you are creating a burn account in the first place, is it for social media, etc, etc, etc.
  2. Create your alias (Names, DOB, address)
  3. Fire up your favourite browser and go to Gmail/Hotmail
  4. Enter your ‘alias’ and note them down somewhere
  5. Enter the number for the prepaid SIM as the telephone number
  6. Verify the account via text
  7. You’re in.

Rules:

  • Don’t use this account for any personal stuff that could reveal your true identity. It is only to be used for the sole purpose it is designed for.
  • Don’t use this to connect with your friends and family.
  • Don’t use this account for multiple social media sites unless if they all share the same alias and you don’t mind being linked.
  • Consider disabling Google+ or locking it down if you are only using the account to receive email/register services
  • Don’t use this account for any personal stuff that could reveal your true identity. It is only to be used for the sole purpose it is designed for.
  • Don’t forward emails from this account. Check into it from time to time to see if anything important has come up.
  • If you get spam, and you followed the rules, it means that you’ve been compromised or your email account was easy to guess, time to consider your backout plan.
  • Don’t click on ads…really, who does that anyway?
  • Did I mention, don’t use this account for any personal stuff that could reveal your true identity. It is only to be used for the sole purpose it is designed for.
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