We bet you have heard about the dark web from somewhere but probably don’t know the actual use of it. If you know then this article may not be helpful but for those who don’t know then you have come to the right place. Read out to find out more.
What is Dark Web?
If you google about dark web then the most common answer you will get is “the portion of the Internet that is intentionally hidden from search engines, which uses masked IP addresses”. So what does it mean? Basically, these sites are not indexed on google or any other search engine and cannot be accessed through your regular browser like Chrome, Mozilla or etc. It is an encrypted portion of the internet that is not indexed by search engines. The sites on dark web are mostly heavily encrypted and tracing the IP address is very difficult. To access that you need a special browser called “tor browser“. Anything that can be found by normal search engine is surface web.
Dark Web illegal?
Dark web is encrypted part of the internet. So there are many websites that are illegal. But surfing something in dark net is not! Large part of the web cannot be found in general search on your normal browser. It is said that more than 90% of web content cannot be found by search engine. This is the place where there are market places for drugs, illegal guns, stolen credit cards and even professional assassins. TOR is not illegal, and so is dark web, but visiting dark web sites engaging in illegal activities will be illegal. You can still use it for normal activities. We can’t tell you in details about the amount of illegal activities going on in dark web but it is quite intense. There is big network of black market. The services are exchanged for bit coins. We would never recommend you to visit those sites. This article is only for educational purpose. Facebook engineers launched facebookcorewwwi.onion, a hidden site that allows Tor users anonymously access the social network. Even there is hidden wikipedia site on dark web but these are completly safe. And remember these sites will only open in Tor browser.
What is Silk Road?
Silk Road is an online black market that was shut down twice by the FBI between 2013 and 2014. In February 2015, Silk Road’s founder Ross Ulbricht was convicted of various crimes, including several attempted murders for hire. Silk Road ran its operations on the dark web.
How to access dark web?
The most popular way is using tor browser. You can read our anoher article dedicated to tor browser. Other ways are by using freenet and I2P. Tor is the most easiest and safe to use. So as long as you use it for privacy then you can easily use these softwares. If you want to share some file but want to do it with full encryption then you can use help of dark web. No one can trace you easily.