Woah, it has been a hell of a long time since I posted my last contribution (I feel like I always begin my blog post with these introductory words). However, today I want to show you how to forge random identites with a site called fakenamegenerator.com. I use Python 3 and a unoffical branch of socksipy, a nice module which enables you to tunnel TCP/IP streams through a remote server, commonly used to disguise your real IP address. There are three availabe modes, SOCKS4, SOCKS5 and HTTP. In this blog post, I use SOCKS5, since I install TOR and route my requests through a local proxy sitting on 127.0.0.1:9050.
Why and what
The team behind fakenamegenerator.com writes on their site:
Name: Names are generated by randomly pulling a first and a last name out of a database. The database was compiled from public domain sources. [...]
Street address: The house number is a randomly generated number. The street name is pulled from a database of plausible street names for the state/country being generated. Odds are that the generated street address is not valid.
City, state, and postal code: We have compiled a …