How to Access the Dark Web

You’ve probably heard about the terms Tor and dark web in the media. However, accessing these websites isn’t nearly so dangerous as it sounds. Actually, it’s simple to get them up and running.

The dark web is a set of pages that are not indexed by search engine like Google. The dark web is that part of the Internet where information and content would otherwise be kept private. Email inboxes and Google Drive folders are stored on the deep web. They aren’t visible to the public when browsing using a standard browser.

There are a myriad of websites on the dark web that serve legitimate reasons. SecureDrop for instance, is a dark-web site that allows anonymous submission of sensitive information by whistleblowers. There are other websites where users can purchase and sell stolen credentials, such as passwords and credit card numbers. These are known as “marketplaces. The most famous examples are Silk Road, AlphaBay and numerous others.

Tor is the primary way to access the dark web. It routes your connection through a myriad of volunteer servers that are scattered around the world. This makes it impossible for anyone else to monitor your activities. The name Tor comes from the fact that the information it encrypts is layered like the layers of pizza. This helps to protect your privacy.

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