Hello, Ok, I could use a hand here. What I'm trying to build is a nice anonymous setup. Please correct/complete me. First I am running a windows 7 host machine with WDE (at the moment with PGP but will switch to TC) with the 1st VPN here. I will be using then a VM OS (here I want some advice, for a linux noob, some sort of a user friendly OS, how linux mint 12 fits there?) I don't know what yet, on which I plan to install the 2nd VPN (I made my research on that and already chose the providers). So how that work? I simply fire the 1st VPN on the host, then boot the guest and fire VPN 2nd there? Or are there any other setting to be made? I read about a VPN>TOR>VPN build described by @mirimir, but that is way to geeky for me. Also seems unpractical. On the host I will be mostly using a "normal" browser (for that I have firefox hardened with all the about:config tweaks, noscript, https everywhere, request policy etc), as tor is too slow for me, some torrent programs and some chatting (here I could also use a good advice, should I use services like privytalks?) Or a pidgin with OTR would do it? Extra Measures: - never use anything on the internet on the machine that could tie me with my real ID. - VPNs paid anonymously from a remote location with bitcoins/LR - encrypt pagefile, disable hibernation, disable firewire (are these required if I use WDE?), enable password with screensaver at 3min - surfing on my unprotected neighbour's wifi, all sharing off, MAC spoofing every now and then, - using random premium sock5 on top of the 2nd VPN (is this overkill?) - by the time I will unencrypt PGP and use TC, I want to have the bootloader on an SD and replace the machine TC with the windows one (not sure how I can accomplish to do that, meaning how can I replace with the windows one, read and reread and still dont quite get it, the press esc to delete thing), and plan to have a DBAN in the dvd for plausible deniability in case I can manage to hide the fact that my machine is encrypted. Could I achieve that? - all sensitive data kept in crypted containers. And that's about it. Please let me know what you think, if I'm too paranoid, or what I should add, discard or whatever. And excuse my English.