Most of the Popular Countries are now suffering as victim because of the Black Hat Hackers who are anonymously hacking & stealing personal information, Government oriented important data, Economical issues & many more. Even besides of this International Cyber crimes, Corporate world is also became the victim of Black Hat Hackers on the Dark Web. IT Administrators, Cyber Researchers & Ethical Hackers or White Hat Hackers are still working on it to keep secure the cyber world & beside of these, it is being tried to make common people more aware to keep their system & device safe as now online activities are seemed to be the regular basis necessary works from our home to office for every purpose. So, I am now going to explain some basic awareness to keep your computer & your personal data safe from Hackers.
Protect Your Data:
The Dark Web thrives on stolen data and security lapses, so ensure that you follow best security practices and keep a close eye on your data at home & at work.
Keep your identity safe by using tools like Equifax WebDetect(a feature of Equifax Identity Watch Pro) which monitors websites, used by frauders or like Cifas Protective Registration, which is aimed at people whose identity are at heightened risk of fraud.
Check your social media privacy settings to ensure that your personal data can only be viewed by people whom you trust and don’t share official data on social networks. Use tools like Equifax Social Scan, which searches social media sites and evaluates how at risk you are of identity theft, based on data you have made public.
Remember to regularly change your passwords & do not store your passwords, usernames and other login information anywhere where hackers can access it easily.
Be wary of phishing attempts, and do not hand over personal data to anyone, unless you are very sure that they are legitimate, also lock away or securely destroy documents once they are not needed.
If hacked, then try to consult with Cyber Security Experts & at first encrypt your Hard Disk of CPU. So that hackers can’t get control over your Computer’s Memory where you have saved all your personal documents. Give more than two versions & two types of best Antiviruses to protect your Hard Disk from Hackers.
Don’t go to any unknown links which you have recieved from your Social Media accounts. Try to block those unknown abstract links as those links can hack your profile & even can install malware in your computer in the indirect way by hackers.
These are 7 Common way & basic ideas to protect your personal Data, Documents, Social Accounts etc. Give your computer & other devices a strong protection to keep secure from criminals.
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I have written in my previous blogs about the Anonymous Criminal Activities on the Dark Web. Now in this blog I am going to discuss about the most illustrated areas of Dark Web and those Black Hat Hacking & Illegal Hidden Cyber Crimes that are being operated from the Dark Net which is increasing day by day in most of the popular countries anonymously. Now, lets introduce with what kind of illegal actions are done under this layer of Deep Web.
What lies in the Depth of the Internet?
Billions of people are using the Internet for leisure, business & for communication purposes. But they are only scratching the Surface Web i.e. the only 4% publicly accessible area of its total information or of the total searching results on the Internet. Google, Yahoo, Bing etc – like these Search Engines are used to surf the Surface Web safely with the help of these traditional browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Safari, Opera browser, UC browser & many more. but to surf the anonymous Dark Web, we need extra software applications (TOR browser). Now I am going to explain about the depth of the Dark Net.
Delving into the Dark Web:
Q1. What is Dark Web?
The Dark Web is made up of encrypted websites that stay anonymous & neither accessible from our traditional search engines nor from our regular used browsers. In that case we need to use anonymous browsers like TOR to surf the depth of the Dark net.
Q2. Where on the Web?
The Dark Web is a very small portion of Deep Web. Although the exact size of the Dark Web is unknown but it is thought to make up less than 0.01%of the Deep Web. However, it is important to remember that the Deep Web is much larger than the Surface Web that we all use every day. Even a tiny proportion can equate to significant criminal activity.
Q3. How does it function?
Data on the Dark Web is encrypted and passed through randomly selected computers across the globe to hide the origin of the information.
What can be found on the Dark Web?
News & Media
Internet & Computing
Illegally animal selling
Social Media Site’s Password Hacking & selling
Credit & Debit Card’s number selling
Selling of False Degree Certificates
Illegal Hardware & software Products selling
Illegally Stolen Government Documents & Registrations selling
These are the most possible 20 common activities done under the Dark Web anonymously. These are actually a small sample of illegal Dark Net crimes. More than that are done here in the most dangerous critical way.
How much does information cost on the Dark Web?
There is huge variety of stolen data for sale on the Dark Web, including both financial information and login details. It is also the place, frauders go to buy the tools which is used to commit identity theft. Below, we look at the average price of various types of personal information for sale:
Visa Classic & Master Card with user data: “£28(United Kingdom) & £11 (USA)”
Visa Premium with user data: “£35 – £42 (United Kingdom) & £21 (USA)”
User Data includes with Card number, Expiry date, Card-holder’s name, all which is recorded in the magnetic strip on the back of the card.
Visa premium refers to a card with higher credit limit than any Visa Classic or Master card.
Hacking Emails & Social Media Accounts Prices
Popular U.S. Email Accounts (Hotmail,Gmail,Yahoo) £90 (per account)
Popular U.S. Social Media Accounts £90 (per account)
Corporate Email Accounts £350 (per account)
IP addresses & Computer Users £63 (per account)
How the Dark Web help Frauders to steal your Data– Prices
Remote Access Trojans(RATs) £4-£7
Angler Exploit Kits £70-£95
Remote Access Trojan- A Trojan Program is one that conceals itself inside legitimate software and, once installed, gives a hacker complete control of the victim’s system.
Crypters: Crypters work like a mask or shield for other malicious program (e.g. RAT’s) and prevent anti-virus software from defending a problem.
Angler Exploit Kits: Exploits kits are programs, concealed in websites, that look for weaknesses in the security of a computer system in order to install malicious software.
Pros & Cons of the Dark Web:
Is Dark Web Good or Bad?!
It depends on how it is used & for which purposes are being used. Most of the Crimes & Black Hat hacking activities are done here illegally and anonymously & that is why it is said that the Dark Web is seemed to be a Web-World of Black Market’s Darkest illegal Area. Most of the Popular Countries & their secure Governor data’s are hacked by using this web anonymously & this is increasing in fast process day by day that creates so many problems also. As the user is able to keep himself hidden, identity theft is done here mostly. Dark Web is also used in purpose to catch a cyber criminal by Ethical Hackers or White Hat Hackers. In case of journalism, sometimes journalists use this Web to get some hidden news for their professional purposes only, those news may be forbidden to publish internationally but an interested journalist would like to search it on the Dark Web to find his News ‘data’. It is also a space for researching in the Computer Science or in Computerized Professional Course for Educational fields on Hacking & Cyber Crimes or on Cyber Security, Cryptography, Awareness from Black Hat Hacking, Virus Program learning etc. Let’s the average & common people have to know about this Criminal Activities to keep their system or device safe & secure. But as I said, it is a wide area for criminals. so you have to surf this Web in your own responsibility.
Some basic information of Dark Web to learn : What is Good & What is Bad here:-
Whistleblowsers: Information can be passed to journalists anonymously
Banned Literature: Gives access to books, Poetries, News & Educational Materials that are banned by oppressive regimes.
Crimes & Frauds: Internet anonymity enables risk-free tracing for criminals.
Criminal Gangs: Internet anonymity makes it possible for criminal gangs to communicate without the threat of surveillance.
Conclusions: Keep Safe your system, Careful from Black Hat Hackers. “.onion” suffix-added urls are the Dark Web sites where every hidden information are kept anonymously with the help of encrypted codes.
These are all the information about the Depth of Dark Web, & the information costs of those illegally stolen materials by Hackers which are the essential parts of the Black Market under Dark Net. In that case, TOR browsers are used mostly to do its best. If you want to surf the Dark Web, do it with your own responsibility!!
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I have already explained about the difference between Surface Web, Deep Web & the most anonymous Dark Web in my previous blogs(Click here to read more). Also I have discussed on the Onion.City Search Engine (Click to read this blog) where we can search few of Dark Web Contents from our traditional browsers & even without the help of anonymous TOR browser. Now here. the topic is described on the Darkweb’s working process and about the contents that lies on the Dark Web anonymously.
What is Dark Web?
Dark Web is the subset of Deep Web that lies in the most hidden part of Deep Web & not searchable by the tradition browsers in the general ways of searching methods. In that case, most professionals use Tor Browsers which is totally now used for only Dark Web surfing & mostly for Darknet activities( legal or illegal) like Black Hat Hacking, Bitcoin selling, Some Particularly hacked Social Media site’s Password Selling, Credit or Debit Card’s Number selling, Driving license selling, Degree or Diploma false certificate selling, Child Pornography, Animal selling which are illegal or not allowed for sale, Drugs & Weapon selling, Illegal Property selling & many more. All of these Darknet activities are done basically by those professionals(Most of them are Black Hat Hackers) who are selling all the forbidden/restricted items anonymously to gain a huge profit in the underworld circumstances which can’t be achieved publicly in general ways. It is said by the Experts that what we search on our traditional search engines from our normal browsers, display only 4% of total results. Another 96% that lies in the Deep Web and here the 6% ins this is considered as the anonymous Dark Web.
Difference between Deep Web & Dark Web:
These two terms i.e. the Deep Web & Dark Web are heard to be the same almost and in most of the articles or in descriptions these two terms are used interchangeably that actually confuse the readers who have not the least idea about this. The fact is, these two terms are not actually same. The Deep Web is the part of World Wide Web which is accessible but not publicly like the Surface Web. It contains all the regular information or data which is accessible only by its users. For example, like Social Media Account’s password or its username( like your Facebook account’s username/password, like your Twitter account’s username/password, Instagram/Github/many more) which are the part of its Database System which can only be accessible by the user of those accounts. That means this are accessible also but not publicly as the others. This Deep web also contains the Students Record’s of any University, Academical Records, Financial records or other Government statistical records of any country. Also it should be mentioned that Deep Web is larger than the Surface Web. Anything which are protected and not accessible by the common public except its user, are generally lies under the Deep web section safely untill it is hacked by any third person(Interested Black Hat Hackers!!) or criminal.
Now came to the topic on Dark Web. The Dark Web is the most hidden subset of Deep Web where all the sites or its contents lies anonymously i.e. The Encrypted Anonymiser Network exists under the Dark Web Section. This is not accessible from the normal traditional browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer and unable to search its items from our traditional browsers like Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. Dark Web contents are only & totally searchable by the TOR browsers with the help of its Onion Router Server which contains all the .onion urls by its anonymous network and only accessible by the Tor user. Dark web is said to be the 0.01% portion lies as the subset of Deep Web. Dark web is made up of those hidden contents which are now illegal & forbidden by government. Although, TOR was actually not for the illegal activities totally but unfortunately as the illegal activities are done under here so it is considered as the Underworld Dark area(Darknet). It needs more skills & proper knowledge of Dark Net to Surf here anonymously. Like Black Hat hackers here are very active to spread up their black market among those illegally approached customers. Ethical Hackers & other Cyber Security Experts are working on it to prevent illegal works & terms but its difficult also. This is totally encrypted area where you can surf its contents only by using such encrypted anonymous network like TOR. but have to need proper idea & concepts before do it!!. It is considered to be the most dangerous part of Internet.
What lies in the Depth of the Darknet?
The hidden nature of The Dark Web can make it difficult to know exactly what goes on there, but it is frequently associated with financial fraud, file sharing and data breaches, including the sale of details from identity theft. Equifax has made an Infographic that may be useful to readers to gain some knowledge about dark web and how it operates.
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I have already written a blog on Difference between Surface Web, Deep Web and Dark Web where I have also mentioned how and which browser will help you to access the Dark Web (Also the Deep Web too). Like TOR(The Onion Router), there are so many anonymous browsers which are used generally for accessing the dark web, either legally or may be in illegal ways!!
TOR stands for The Onion Router which is used to browse the dark web anonymously. This browser helps to get connection with “.onion” urls or domains to access the hidden contents on dark webs. In Normal Browsers, we get the websites, domained by “.com”, “.net”, “.in”, “.org” suffix-added urls which are publicly accessible under surface web and these sites are basically main DNS(Domain-Name-System) rooted under Wold-Wide-Web. As same as the dark web has some special types of websites(some illegal also) with “.onion” domains which are accessible only in TOR anonymous network. These “.onion” urls contain several types of contents where a few maybe legal to search but most of them are for illegal purposes. TOR follows a random string of network of “.onion” suffix which indicates to the door of Dark Web. This TOR is used by the Professional Black Hat Hackers, mostly in case of their illegal activities. All the cyber crimes are done there randomly by the cyber attackers or cyber criminals. TOR has its deep anonymous network where a professional hacker can go with his all motives for illegal purposes and can access their goal anonymously. Normal Browsers are unable to access these “.onion” urls and the hidden data(s) of dark web because it needs anonymous “.onion” connections to surf those Dark web contents which normal browsers actually have not to serve. Tor can be also used as normal browser but in reality it is used mostly in browsing the Dark web(Mostly for illegal purposes). The Normal browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or IE are unable to access this web, and here TOR works with its perfection. So, Tor is the best option to browse the “.onion” contents as it has “.onion” engine to serve.
But this situation has been changed after inventing of “.Onion.City” Search Engine. “Onion.City” is the Search Engine for browsing the “.onion” urls & the most hidden contents of Dark Web from normal browser. “Onion.City” is used to search those “.onion” domains from our regular used browsers. The “.onion” urls are the links of anonymous sites which are hidden under the Dark web world and now here the “Onion.City” will bring those Dark Web sites i.e. (.)onion sites to your Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox etc easily.
“Onion.City” was invented & first announced by Virgil Griffith who has gone ahead and brought a normal search engine which can search the “.onion” domains on Dark web and throw up results on your normal browser. It is powered by Tor2web proxy. “Onion.City” will help you to search all types of “.onion” domains in your normal browser without installing TOR. It will make you feeling the same like using the traditional search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing etc. It makes available all types of “.onion” urls on your Normal traditional browsers but the new feature is, your searching results will be shown with “.onion. city” suffix, not only with “.onion” suffix. So, now “Onion.City” Darknet search engine made it easy and effective for Internet users in order to search on the deep and dark web from our favorite, insecure web browser.
Let’s see the difference between searching of wiki.onion by using both of these search engines individually..
How it works?
Onion.City Darknet search engine is powered by Tor2web proxy which enables it to access deep into the anonymous Tor network, finds “.onion” sites by aggregating the hidden marketplaces and makes them available to the normal web browser with easiest navigation. It makes an anonymous deep connection, in between from the anonymous Tor network to your regular used normal browser & makes the Darknet service easy-to-available to your single browser window. When you are searching any “.onion” domain or item from your normal browser using “Onion.City”, it matches your search terms with the Dark web contents through the Tor network connections and then it will show you the result on your browser. This connection is anonymous and this whole process is done by the service of Tor2web proxy which enables the “.onion” items available to your browser window. The use of Onion.City is easy & as same as the other search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing etc. Griffith has effectively broken the need for a Tor browser to search for “.onion” sites but the project is far from complete. As of now Onion.city has indexed approximately 670000 websites according to Google and Griffith creation is also very fast and comparable with Google.
You can see in the above picture that what you are searching at “Onion.City” will show you the “.onion” results in addition with “.onion.city” as you are searching under this search engine. Once you click on the results thrown up by onion.city you will be shown the “.onion” domain as a “.city” sub domain containing full articles of that post. But the interesting fact is, Griffith’s search engine may raise some eyebrows among the users of dark web as they have chosen the .onion domains because they prefer privacy and onion.city does exactly opposite of what they want, make dark web accessible to normal users using normal browsers.
Is “Onion.City” legal or illegal ?
As we know that most of the “.onion” urls are illegal under Darknet as many of these urls are owned by the Black market sellers (selling of drugs, guns, ATM/Debit/Credit Card’s numbers, Password selling, Animal selling etc.). So, before search any ‘.onion” domain, you have to be more careful as these result of your search terms will be shown with some kind of illegal information also. “Onion.City” is not illegal by its work but some or most of the searching result is, as the Darknet and its most of the contents are very much popular for its illegal services. Now the most important fact is, other browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator, Opera, Internet Explorer or Safari are able to trace you with your location and your browsing history whereas TOR is anonymous networking browser as it will make you hidden user, will neither trace your location nor your searching items/browsing history. So, there you will be safe to search “.onion” links by using TOR, but now here the problem is, though the “Onion.City” will show you the Darknet contents anonymously through TOR network, but those contents or results will be shown on your Normal browser which is actually able to trace your searching terms and your location!! i.e. it may be able to trace your illegal activities. Normal browsers will not give you the privacy like TOR. So that Tor is still now the most popular anonymous browser even after inventing of this search engine too!! Tor protects its users with its anonymous layers which the normal browsers have not, that’s why normal browsers are unable to give you such like protective privacy. So, all of all you have to be firstly very careful to use the Onion.City with your own responsibility. I am not telling that this search engine is weak to protect but the fact is our traditional browsers are insecure in this case. Yes, there is a certain limit of your search, it will show the limit when you will enter the illegal part of Dark web through this search engine, but still in simple thought, Onion.City may be considered as illegal engine to serve. Now here I will like to mention that all sites or urls under Dark web are not illegal, some are also permitted to visit legally(by default). The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Onion.City website even provides an email address to report content that may be illegal, though it’s unclear exactly what steps they’ll take. It totally works by using the Tor2web proxy and they are serving it with the TOR contents. So before using this search engine you have to also make your PC safe and secure by installing the antivirus software.
Onion.city isn’t the first ever Deep/Dark Web search engine. The first search engine for online underground Black Markets, called Grams, was launched that lets anyone to easily find illegal drugs and other contraband online in an easier way ever and it’s pretty fast like Google Search Engine. Now “Onion.City is the second search engine to get a deep dive into the world of Darknet.
Online users visit and run so-called hidden services on “.onion” domains or deep web, but the way to get around the “.onion” websites is to first have a Tor browser. However, Onion.City Darknet search engine made it easy and effective for Internet users in order to search on the deep web from our favorite, insecure web browser. Now the “Onion.City” search engine makes the common people able to search the darknet contents easily. There is no privacy to search under this engine as it will show you the result on your normal browser. But be careful to use it before!! In order to use this engine, you may have need to install this search engine software tool to execute. On the whole, this makes Dark net available to all types of people by normal way of using but to use Dark web anonymously you have to work more hardly (by using TOR). Know about more to use this search engine before use.
People already heard about these three terms in online mediums through World-Wide-Web. World-Wide-Web is made of HTML & HTTP protocols where each & every information is available to be searched by the traditional search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing etc. World-Wide-Web is indexed with all types of accessable information searched by people for their daily needs. This searching is considered to be legal as it is searched by the browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator, Safari, Opera etc which are legal also to use. Common people only get their searchable needs which are indexed by those Search Engines from WWW. But there are also more than a large area out of the general or surface space of WWW which can be searched, only by using some special browsers & engines as it is hidden or not indexed by those traditional search engines.
The web world is divided into three parts :- Surface Web, Deep Web and Dark Web. You will find in many articles that deep web and dark web are considered to be one as these terms are interchangeable to describe but the fact is they are not same. They are totally different or you can say that the Web World is actually divided into two parts i.e. Surface Web and Deep Web, where the Dark Web is actually the subset of Deep Web or it can be said that the Dark Web is the intentionally hidden part of the Deep Web. In more details, Dark Web is the most Deepest, High rated, Most hidden, Anonymous, Darkest area which differs a little from the actual Deep Web. We can access the Surface Web easily & we always do that for our daily needs. The another two webs can also be accessed but only in alternative ways. It is said that what you are searching in WWW will show you only 4% out of its total information or total results & other 96% will exist in the Deep Web and Dark Web in combined form. Among this 96%, 90% stays in Deep Web & rest is under Dark Web which is hidden & can’t be accessed in simple ways. Now we are going to discuss about this 4%, 90% and 6% of WWW individually. The Ideal Way to understand the difference of Surface, Deep and Dark Web is to consider it to be like an ocean. See the picture given below :
Surface Web is the mostly used common accessable part of World Wide Web. All types of information and modules with their details are indexed here and can be searched by the traditional search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing and can also be accessed by the most popular traditional browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator, Opera or Safari etc. Common people use this Surface web always for their daily needs. What you can see or find or can access is existing in this Surface web legally and it is the most common publicly visible part of World-Wide-Web. You can search anything here & the searching results which are indexed by the search engine from WWW will be showed you. As you can see in the above picture that there is a very small part can be visible out of ocean & that is the surface web which is considered as only the 4% of our search. Most legal & official works are done under this web & this is safe surfing in general. It has been part of the world-wide web right since the first browser was invented. This is the part of the web you access when you read an article on a news site, buy something from Amazon or watch any video on YouTube.
As you can see the above picture, the Deep Web is the second layer of World Wide Web. Surface Web is the upper layer where we can access everything easily & the lowest part that is Dark Web where we cannot access anything without help of some special browsing elements or software or search engines, so now here the Deep Web exists in between or in the middle part of the Surface Web & Dark Web where we cannot access everything easily but can access some of it. Deep Web is not totally publicly visible part like Surface Web but to browsing here is mainly possible by using of special anonymous browsers or special search engines. Sometimes a very few part of Deep Web is accessable in general way like cracking password of any high-protected profile or cracking any secured database management system in International level. Among the rest 96% of web after surface web, 90% is estimated in deep web which contains Academic Databases, Medical Records, Financial Records, Legal Documents, Some Scientific Reports, Some Government Reports, Subcription-only Information, Some Organization repositories, Social Media Profiles-information, International Records, Researchable documentary etc. So you can see that these are all accessable but need some more special Access Credentials( like Username or Password ) which can be possible either using any anonymous Darknet-accessable software(which can be used for black hat hacking also!!) or by using special featured onion browser( Ex: TOR ). A good example of the data in the Deep Web is the pin you generate to access your bank account or your Gmail inbox. As you can see, both of these are easily accessable but still need special permissions like more powerful browser. Sometimes to go deeper in the web, specially in case of hacking, a hacker sometime can be able to access easily inside the deep web or even in dark web by using some anonymous networking browser like TOR(The Onion Router). On the whole, Deep Web contains the essential information which cannot be accessed in simple way. Those information are the secured personal-data and are protected for mankind.
The another 6% after surfing the Deep Web, the Dark web rules here!! The most dangerous & illegal area exists here as the illegal activities are done in the Dark Web heavily. Traditional Search Engines are unable to show you the dark web contents because this traditional search engines are not indexed with the dark web search contents. Dark Web is actually classified as the subset of Deep Web, the most hidden & deepest part of it . It is not accessable by the regular used browsers. The technology needed to make the Dark Web a reality was created by US Military Researchers in the 90’s and is still funded by them. The technology was created to allow intelligence agencies to send and receive data anonymously. To surfing the Dark Web, The Onion Router or TOR Browser is used mostly. Tor Browser is used to search or to work under the dark Web. The websites or links which are added with “.onion” suffix are classified under the Dark Web contents and those “.onion” urls are searched by using this TOR browser. Those are “.onion” websites i.e. Dark Web links of Dark Web contents which are searchable by using the “Onion” (anonymous search engine) Search Engine under TOR browser. There are also another browsers you will find to surfing the Dark Web but The Onion Router or TOR is used mostly because it is comparatively easy to use & more powerful secured browser than others. It’s advantage is that you can use TOR anonymously( that means you can hide yourself from locating you ) and so that it is popular also. Other traditional browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are able to trace you about which things you are searching & from where or which location you are from. They will record all details by tracing you with all your searching items & location. But in case of Tor , as its “Onion” layer is made of so many other typical layers, it will help you to search your chooses anonymously ie. it will not record your any details or will not trace your location as well as you can do anything independently as your own choice. Now the question about the Dark Web is – What kinds of illegal tasks are done under this web???-The Answer is – The Dark Web contains various types of illegal activities included with Political Protest, “.Onion ” linked Websites( also for illegal search or activities under .onion links ), Drugs trafficking, Child Pornography, Animals selling illegally even those animals which are not allowed to make pet or which may be harmful for mankind and have been forbidden by Government to own them as pet!!. More over it contains the most dangerous activities like Black Hat Hacking – ATM or Credit Card’s Number selling, High recordable official Database Passwords selling illegally, illegal weapon selling for terrorism (or for personal even), Any kind of forbidden Report selling of any illegal Scientific Research, Banned Movies selling, unofficial illegal documents or bills selling, Virus & Malware programs selling, Reports of Financial Frauds, illegal Files Sharing, Selling of Leaked Data, False Visa & Passport selling, Popular US Email Accounts, Social Media Accounts with their hacked passwords, Banned Literature selling, Selling of Banned documentary etc. These are the most famous and main illegal activities are found under the Dark Web. Dark Web is actually encrypted highly and so that it is not publicly accessable or the user can use this anonymously. These all are done under many hidden illegal sites with highly dangerous circumstances. All types of Black Hat Hacking are done here anonymously.
Is Tor Legal or Illegal ?
Tor or The Onion Router is not illegal in using, I am not telling you to use it but I am informing you that Tor is not illegal to browse as its free to use & safe to browse as it will keep you hidden from tracing your location but the fact is that, the legal or illegal cases are actually depend on how you will use it. If you use this browser for normal use or for normal search then it is legal to use but if you are thinking about to browse the illegal search terms or want to give a deep dive into the world of Dark Web for illegal tasks(like hacking or other kind of forbidden tasks) then it will be surely illegal. The advantage of using Tor is that it will hide your location & your all activities as it is not the main DNS rooted of WWW but it is only used to get anonymous connections with the “.onion” urls to browse( “.onion” urls are generally used for dark web surfing but not for normal browsing because normal searches are not classified under”.onion”, they are our regular search items ). But that does not means you are totally safe, if tried, you will also be found to trace. To use Tor for Dark Web surfing, you will need for High level Antivirus to make secure your computer first. Tor is used mostly to get the Dark Web Links(where the illegal businesses are going on) & to experience the illegal world anonymously but also be very careful to do that before. TOR is the easy-to-available gateway to browse the dark web for professionals. Dark Web is the Most Favourite Area for Black Hat Hackers & in that case TOR may be used as the weapon to do all illegal activities more deeply in dark way(or also in darkest way)!!!!
The Ethical Hackers or the White Hat Hackers are also working & keep researching for Dark Web because there is still more curiosity under the Dark Web exists!!
Note: This article is written to inform about the difference between Surface, Deep and Dark Web, it carries such information about TOR to make people know about it more for also in case of cyber security and about the Web-contents in details, but don’t use TOR for any illegal activities. Only User will be responsible for Illegal Activities.
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An Article by Rajdeep Das
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