The Essentials of Guides – 101

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The Darknet – An Overview Many people are mystified about what the darknet really is. First off, it may be confused with the deep web, the term for all parts of the Internet that could not be indexed by search engines. Experts say the deep web is multiple times larger than the surface web (the Internet as we know it). The dark web (or dark net) is actually a small part of the deep web. Its contents could not be accessed using search engines, but there’s something more: it is the anonymous web. In the dark net, web surfers and website publishers alike are completely anonymous. Although huge government agencies can theoretically track people’s activities in this secret space, the process is very complicated, requires a large amount of resources, and isn’t always fruitful. Access to the hidden Internet, on the other hand, is astoundingly easy. Using a service called Tor (or TOR), an acronym for The Onion Router, is the most common way to do. Though technically savvy users will be able to find a variety of ways to configure and use Tor, it can also be as trouble-free as installing a new browser. The Tor browser can even be used to surf the surface web in private, providing the user added protection against all possible threats, from hacking to government spying to corporate data theft. It also enables you visit websites that are published anonymously on the Tor network, which are inaccessible to anyone not using Tor. This is undoubtedly one of the largest and most popular areas of the darknet. Tor website addresses look different from typical URLs in that they are composed of random-looking character strings and are followed by .onion.
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Another privacy network termed I2P (the Invisible Internet Project) has grown in popularity recently. Tor still has plenty of users, but there appears to be a shift to I2P which provides a lot of improvements, including file storage and sharing plug-ins and integrated secure email, along with blogging and chat among many other integrated social features. Many Tor users also like to add an extra layer of protection by using a virtual private network, or VPN. No one will be able to see what you are doing exactly with your onion router, but surveillance entities would know that you are on Tor to do something. There were rumors in 2014 about the NSA tagging Tor users as extremists or persons of interest. While that could be a very long list without any evidence of what will be done with it, it is something everyone would like to avoid. When a VPN is used to connect to Tor, this problem automatically ceases to exist because then, nobody would even know that the person is using Tor.Resources Tips for The Average Joe

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