Doing anything on the internet which we don’t want to show others is a risky job. If its illegal, cops will get your back. If its private, hackers will not let it to be private anymore. We think, just surfing in an incognito window, will really make us go incognito. They can find you anytime (They might be tracking you now!). And this limits us as an internet user! It stops us from utilizing the internet (Unless you are a hacker!), up-to the extent we actually could.
Actually, what we think about it is just a trailer of internet in reality. We can’t even think behind this trailer in general. We only use 4% of internet which is called Surface web or Visible web, and the rest…huh..not even comparable! We haven’t taken a look of those 96%, what they call the Dark internet, the Deep Web , the invisible net, the black net or the hidden web. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they all have significant differences. The size of this “Invisible Web” is estimated to be 500 times Visible Web.
Almost all of us think of the internet as the sites and services we use on a daily basis which are accessible by regular browser and searchable by Google. But beneath this everyday web, lies a totally different Internet where sites are hidden unless you know how to use them (or crack them) and what to look for. But dude! Its completely different. Even different from itself. There are 7 layers of the dark internet, which we will discuss further.
What is this Dark Web?
The Dark Web is a term that refers specifically to those collection of websites that are publicly visible, but hide the IP addresses of the servers that run them.
Thus they can be visited by any web user, but it is very difficult to work out who is behind the sites. And you cannot find these sites using search engines (google included). Almost all sites on the Dark Web hide their identity using the Tor encryption tool. You may know Tor for its end-user-hiding properties. You can use Tor to hide your identity, and spoof your location. When a website is run through Tor it has much the same. Tor was initially reeled on 20th September 2002, the name tor is acronym derived from original software project name “The Onion Router”. The tor network is one of the most well-known for its darkness, thanks to sites such as the notorious Silk Road black market, which was busted by the FBI with its founder’s bit coin fortune seized.
Dark web is the collection of websites which can only be linked using the Tor browser, downloadable from Tor. Tor directs internet traffic through a free, ‘worldwide’ volunteer network. Tor is characterized as the king of high secure.
Who else uses it?
Police and crime units often use tor for action against cyber crimes or scams anonymously.
Due to the anonymity that TOR offers, the Deep Web has also become a popular nesting ground for criminal activities. This includes things such as Weapons trading, Child pornography, Hire a hit-man (Agent 47?)
HOW TOR WORKS?
Have you ever wanted to browse the Internet anonymously? The truth is that browser settings such as “incognito mode” or “private window” don’t quite cut it. If you want real anonymity, you’re going to use The Onion Router, or the Tor. Tor hides your IP address completely. They also won’t be able to tell what country you’re in or locate you by an IP address, which can be very useful for journalists, activists, business people and more.
Is it legal?
What you may think here is, “Is it legal?”
YES! Tor is 100% Legal.
Use it as you would any other internet browser. Many people are beginning to use Tor to maintain their privacy whilst online.
Now lets talk about a similar term- The Deep Web.
WHAT IS DEEP WEB?
Although all of these terms tend to be used interchangeably, they don’t refer to exactly the same thing. The ‘Deep Web’ refers to all web pages that search engines cannot find. Thus the ‘Deep Web’ includes the ‘Dark Web’, but also includes all user databases, web-mail pages, registration-required web forums, and pages behind pay walls. There are huge numbers of such pages, you know.
Use an online bank account? The password-protected bits are on the Deep Web. Damn! Don’t be afraid, its safe. And all those privacy which we put on account can be obtained. They can be hacked. Its safe by the way!
DARK WEB vs DEEP WEB
“Deep web” is distinct from “Dark web”. The “dark web” is the encrypted network that exists between Tor servers and their clients, whereas the “deep web” is simply the content of databases and other web services that for one reason or another cannot be indexed by conventional search engines.
The Dark Web is not separate from the Deep Web, but rather it is a portion of the Deep Web. Specifically, it’s the portion neither standard search engines nor standard web browsers can access.
HOW TO USE IT?
When using the Surface Web, you access data directly from the source. This direct approach tracks the information downloaded, from where and when it was accessed, and your exact location. Information on the Deep Web cannot be accessed directly. This is because data is not held on any single page, but rather in databases, which makes it difficult for search engines to index. Files are shared through any number of computers connected to the internet that hold the information you need. This is known as peer-to-peer networking. In order to access the Deep Web, you need to use a dedicated browser.
This method of sharing encrypted data makes it difficult for your location, and the kind of information you access, to be tracked or monitored.
TOR (The Onion Router) is the most commonly used, but other options such as I2P and Freenet offer an alternative solution.
The Hidden Wiki
One of the most comprehensive resources for the Dark Web in Tor is The Hidden Wiki. The Hidden Wiki is a huge directory that provides links to Onion websites with various services, secure email, secure social networks and more.
It’s usually the first stop for TOR users to find different sites down there the first time they visit it.The hidden wiki is a Wikipedia for darknet. The first time I started my adventure into the darknet, the hidden wiki was my first stop for long time, I didn’t really think of saving the sites url in notepad file, hah! The hidden wiki contains all the information what you want to explore.
DEEP WEB SEARCH ENGINES
Be careful when you use specialized search engines to explore the Deep Web, its research value comes at the price of its many pitfalls.
Warning – The Deep Web’s material is interspersed with illegal material, like illicit drug sales sites, backdoors beyond website pay walls and even child pornography (the most shamed thing one can do).
Actually as you want to search anything and Google it and then explore , and mostly time you get what you want, and fellas mind it that’s only 4% “surface net” which you are exploring and fulfilling your desires. But what you don’t find on Google or on visible internet that you find on invisible net, dark net. All those legal and illegal stuffs u can explore.
LIGHT IN DARKNESS
Despite the dangers of exploring the Deep Web, there are some other benefits aside from access to more research material. The Deep Web offers an avenue for expression, organization and information for people living under oppressive or restrictive regimes. Deep Web connections are difficult to monitor, facilitating access to current news from around the globe without government filtering, “interpretation” or censorship.You are welcome in the dark web for exploring good things or which are legal stuffs, but don’t be illegal please! You may find yourself between officers, ha ha! The lights in the dark are for you.
THE DO’S AND DON’T
Remember that, whatever you will be doing is at your own risk and we are not exaggerating you to do it.
To access the Dark Web, you’ll need to download the Tor browser for free. Just visit Tor’s Website and download it.
Once you download and install Tor, you’ll have to go through a very quick setup process. Do it and now Tor browser will launch.
Don’t click on suspicious links or partake in criminal activities. While the dark Web might be home to a wealth of valuable information and services, it’s also notorious for being dangerous. Many websites that operate within the Dark Web are home illegal, drug trafficking, human trafficking, child pornography, theft, gore, and much more. STAY AWAY! Always think before you click, and beware. The dark internet world is very big you can’t imagine how dark and deep it is. Just take a safe tour, use it for good and ethical stuffs.
‘You can rule the internet through the dark web’
No more explanation is required I think. And ruling on internet is like ruling over your brain in respects to your body. Don’t be deep with the deep web or dark web or it will be a deep connection between you & the FBI.
Ohk then! See you guys soon.
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