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What is the Dark Web? How to access Dark Web? Is the Dark Web Safe?

What is the Dark Web?

The Dark Web is a big part of the Internet that is not accessible in any standard search engine like Google  Bing, Yahoo, etc. It is only accessible by some special software or authorization that allows users and website operators to remain anonymous and untrackable.
   The Dark Web is mainly classified as a small portion of the Deep Web that has been hidden and is not accessible through standard web browsers.

What is the Dark Web

Dark Web uses the onion router hidden service protocol. The Onion Router (TOR) is undetectable and untraceable from search engines and offers users complete anonymity while surfing the web.
   When you access the Dark Web, you are surfing the interconnected servers you regularly interact with means The Dark web encryption technology routes user's data through a large number of intermediate servers, which protects the server's identity.
   Dark Web Website addresses are ending with .onion instead of the surface web's .com, .gov, .in, .edu, .org, etc.
   You can access the Dark Web by using the TOR browser, I2P, Freenet or any other specialized browsers but the in this TOR browser is very popular for accessing the Dark Web websites means through these browsers, you will able to open .onion websites and these browsers are totally secure and advanced.
   The Dark Web includes a wide range of networks, these are operated by public organizations and individuals. Due to high encryption, no one can track the IP and location of the users, and the users are not able to get the information of the host.

Is using the dark web is illegal?  

No using the dark web is not illegal. Although it depends on what your local legislation say because here in some Countries using the internet as an anonymous user is illegal. If we talk about China so there on  Censorship Internet is very strong where on infect using a VPN or likewise using TOR browsers is illegal.
   It totally depends on countries laws where you live. But only using TOR browsers for the standard work is not illegal but if we talk about the Dark web then there is almost all illegal work done. In there, hackers sell and stolen data, credit cards drum, and many other things.

What's on the Dark Web?

The Dark Web operates with high encryption and anonymity. It mostly hosts harmless content, illegal, as well as criminal ones but it also hosts mail, hosting as well as Bitcoin.
   Here are some of the most common categories hosted on the Dark Web.
  • Drugs.
  • Hacking.
  • Fraud.
  • Legitimate Content.
  • Whistleblower.
  • Counterfeit.
  • Gambling.
  • Terrorism.
  • Hoaxes.
  • Stolen Information.
  • Crime Forum.
  • Cyber-arms 
  • Hosting.
  • Chatting.
  • Phishing and Scam.
  • Bitcoin.
  • Mail and many others.
   The industries which operate over the dark web, known as darknet markets. Darknet market includes black market sales of illegal products like drugs, weapons, counterfeit currency, and many others.

Is the Dark Web Safe?

One can consider the Dark Web to be safer than the surface web in some aspects, especially if one wants to avoid surveillance either by governments or by commercial advertising technology providers. I think it may be safe in some cases but think about the illegal works, and legitimate content.
Here are some safety issues to consider.

  • Criminal Element.
  • Stolen Information.
  • Illicit Substances.
  • Suspicious Links. 
  • Law Enforcement.

Finally, the Dark Web is totally filled with scams, hacking, fraud, terrorism, and almost all illegal works are done here.

Is the Dark Web Safe


How to access the Dark Web safely?

If you want to access the Dark Web safely, then here are some tips that help you to stay safe when using Tor and the other browsers. There is a lot more to consider about the Dark web, but this should give you an idea of some of the issues to consider.
  • Don't use your regular email on websites when using Tor instead use a separate email.
  • Don't use your card to purchase anything on the Dark Web instead of that use Cryptocurrency for transactions.
  • Don't open any type of pdf file when you are online.
  • Restart your laptop/desktop after finishing your work on the Dark Web.
  • Keep your browsers and Operating System update.

Accessing the Dark web with Tor Browser

Firstly, download a Dark Web Browser, like the Tor Browser.
   Once you install this browser on your device, type a URL of any .onion site, and off you go.
   However, finding the information or any material on Dark Web which you are looking for is more difficult than finding it on a normal web. The Dark Web does not have any indexing or ranking system to help you for finding what you are looking for or what you need.
   There is an uncensored Hidden wiki that offers some guidance to the content and helps you to find URLs on Dark Web, but it may include illegal websites.

Why the Dark Web Exist?

For most people, privacy is a big concern on the Internet. The Dark Web operates on the principle of anonymity and privacy, what you do there cannot be tracked to you. Some people, want control over the personal information that general websites and service providers collect.
   Some people would make an argument for their privacy and anonymity. And the Dark Web helps to make that thing possible.

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