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Monday, June 11, 2018

Deep Web & Dark Web Explained

Just remember guys that even the best security can be defeated by someone looking over your shoulder. ,
By Sudarshan Yerunkar |  | 🛍 Support me with your Amazon purchases: | Posted on 11th June 2018 | Updated 16th April 2021.

Deep Web & Dark Web

What if I told you that the vast majority of what's on the Internet is part of something that sounds like it's right out of a cyberpunk thriller it's called The Deep Web and although you might not feel like tank from the matrix, you probably use it just about every day without even realising but what exactly is this Deep Web??

Actually the definition is quite simple, it's the stuff on the internet that you can't bring up with Google or your favourite search engine including everything from private social media profiles to hidden subreddits to medical scientific and business databases to the archived pages you'd find on the way back machine and really just any page that you simply can't get to without having the actual URL and the permissions to access it, and all this stuff really adds up I mean just think of how many Facebook accounts there are how many companies with sensitive data and cloud storage and how many private youtube videos there are god only knows what.

Although it's nearly impossible to determine exactly how big the Deep Web is it's been estimated that 99 percent of content stored on the Internet is part of the Deep Web leading some to compare the Internet to an iceberg with the Deep Web being the huge mass you can't see below the surface except it's made up of corporate secrets, all right, there's a lot of confusion between the Deep Web and the Dark web which is somewhat similar concepts but has some very important differences unlike the Deep Web sites on the dark web are often meant to be publicly accessible however you can't get to these places without special software that usually encrypts and anonymises your connection in some way the best-known system that does this is the Onion Router or Tor which works by encrypting data when it's sent and bouncing it through a number of nodes until it arrives at its destination, each node only decrypt enough of the message to know where to bounce it next so only the receiving user knows the actual content this successive peeling back of encryption layers inspired the onions name because of tours high degree of anonymity it's earned a reputation for all sorts of wrong stuff for higher scans botnets and all sorts of other seedy enterprises.

But believe it or not Tor wasn't invented by some group of online Mafioso types hoping to make a quick buck it was actually developed by the US Navy to protect sensitive military communications and although the US government is busy trying to catch those who use Tor for nefarious purposes there are a lot of nobler uses for tor and other dark nets as well they can provide protection to human rights activists and oppressive nations people with fringe political views or outside society's mainstream or just folks who want more privacy in an age where people are concerned legitimately about surveillance, in fact, Uncle Sam actually heavily funds the Tor project to help people who are trying to speak out in authoritarian countries. So with the continued growth of our social media and cloud storage and an online community that is increasingly aware of threats to privacy usage of the deep and dark webs should continue to climb rapidly but just remember guys that even the best security can be defeated by someone looking over your shoulder.

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