The short answer to the question of whether it is possible to be 100% untraceable is no. In today’s digital world, it is virtually impossible to completely erase your digital footprint. Even if you take extreme measures to protect your privacy, such as using a virtual private network (VPN) or Tor browser, there are still ways for your activities to be tracked.
That being said, there are steps you can take to make it more difficult for someone to trace your activities. For example, you can use a VPN to encrypt your data and hide your IP address, making it more difficult for someone to track your online activities. You can also use Tor to browse the web anonymously, as well as use a secure messaging app such as Signal or Telegram to communicate with others. Additionally, you can use a secure email provider such as ProtonMail or Tutanota to send and receive emails without having to worry about your messages being intercepted.
Ultimately, while it is impossible to be 100% untraceable, there are steps you can take to make it more difficult for someone to track your activities. By taking the necessary precautions, you can protect your privacy and ensure that your online activities remain private.
No, we don’t measure anonymity in absolutes. Instead, we do [threat modeling](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threat_model): try to enumerate the adversaries you actually care about, the attacks they may be able to perform, and the countermeasures you can employ.
Tor itself is open about its limitations and is not the right tool, at least by itself, for every situation. Not least because anonymity isn’t some software you can install, a lot of it is up to you and your own behaviour and the information you share.
Any product offering you “100% anonymity”, “100% security”, “100% anything”, is lying to you.
No. You are always dependent on third parties who can potentially work against you.
It’s impossible to be 100% untraceable. A motivated, well equipped adversary, will surpass any of us. But do not despair, being ahead of the herd is easy. Run a reputable hardened browser in a reputable OS, use a reputable VPN and keep good browsing habits, this will protect you from almost all the crap out there. And if you need extra protection, use Tor.
>Is there a way to be 100% untraceable?
No it is not. An old saying goes “Two persons can keep a secret if one of them is dead”
Watch this FBI presentation on what it took some criminals to
remain untraceable for 10 years. It was opsec, not their methods, that got them in the end. Adm the presentation probably leaves out some things both the criminals and the FBI did. Do not consider this a complete “recipe”.
Remember, you have a “footprint” beyond the Internet. Banks, cell phone companies, fingerprints, any number of things in the real world that might be involved in what you are trying to do on-line.
Note that things have changed since they started.