Incognito
Legend
Limited items Quest items
Unearthly items No trade items
Derivative unearthly Normal items

Incognito Modifiers

Gadgets
Programs - requires a computer as gadget (& processor cost)
+3 quick scan (1) for scanning files (only public files tested)
+2 daily tester (1), intrusive jammer (1)
+1 defensive jammer (1), network jammer (1)
Effects
+2 Drunken Hacking
+1 Holographic Overwrite, Security Minded, Shifting Avatar, Virtual Drunk
-1 Hound Mark, PowerCode

Effects in Novos

Incognito modifies alert generated every round. See Novos Alert and Novos Responses.

Effects in Oldos

Incognito reduces the strength of passive transmissions sent to the main system by defenders while hacking. Most (all?) defenders have 1 or more alarms which send a transmission which raises the alert level on the site. If the alert level gets too high, you will be kicked off the site.

If you have a Network Interpreter or Network Scan installed, you can see the passive transmissions. You receive a different message depending on the strength of the transmission:

You see a tiny transmission heading back from the defender towards central security. It's probably not a threat yet.

You see a transmission heading back from the defender towards central security. That might become a problem.

You see a large transmission heading back from the defender towards central security. Damn.

Incognito will reduce these transmissions by 1 alarm per incognito bonus. Network Silence can also permanently disable alarms to reduce passive transmissions.

Most other actions on the site (such as browsing files) are also reduced with incognito. See alert level for details.

Tables

Alarms
Incognito 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
0 - t t m m m L L L L L L L
1 - - t t m m m L L L L L L
2 - - - t t m m m L L L L L
3 - - - - t t m m m L L L L
4 - - - - - t t m m m L L L
5 - - - - - - t t m m m L L
6 - - - - - - - t t m m m L
7 - - - - - - - - t t m m m
8 - - - - - - - - - t t m m

L = large transmission
m = medium transmission
t = tiny transmission
- = no transmission

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