Q1: My first question surrounds wallets for Monero. I have come to understand that remote nodes can be tracking your IP address and hence are not secure. Would light weight wallets like MyMonero APP be considered a remote node?
Q2: When activating my full node wallet from getmonero.org should I be using a VPN/TOR to do this? Whilst using my full node wallet could anyone be tracking my IP or viewing my transactions and stuff?
Q3: I don't currently have my full node wallet setup yet, but I would like to buy an item with Monero without the payment chain being traceable back to an exchange with my ID. So, this is what I had in mind.
1.Buy Bitcoin from coinbase with my ID attached.
Using Tor, I will access an exchange that will allow me to buy Monero for Bitcoin. This exchange will be one without KYC.
I will have the exchange send the Monero to a website wallet that has a .onion site. Such as XMRWallet.
Finally, I will access the website XMR.to (the Tor .onion version) which is a site that allows you to send it Monero and in return it will send Bitcoin to any recipient address. Using XMR.to, I will have them purchase the item that I wanted with Bitcoin, whilst I cover the costs with Monero from my XMRWallet.
I would like to emphasise, Steps 2-4 inclusive were all done using Tor. Would this be traceable back to my coinbase account?