You’ve probably heard about the terms Tor and dark web in the media. However, accessing these websites isn’t as dangerous as they appear. It’s actually surprisingly simple to get started.
The dark web is made up of pages that aren’t indexed by search engines such as Google. It’s the area of the internet where data and information that would otherwise be private is stored. Email inboxes as well as Google Drive folders are stored on the deep web. They’re not visible to the general public using a standard web browser.
There are many other websites on the dark web that are used for legitimate purposes. SecureDrop is one example. It is a dark-web site that allows anonymous submission of sensitive information by whistleblowers. There are other websites that allow users to purchase and sell stolen credentials, such as credit card numbers and passwords. These sites are often called «marketplaces» and some of the most well-known examples are Silk Road and AlphaBay, however there are many others that have been around for a while.
The key to browsing the dark web is a network dubbed Tor which routes your connection through a number of Our site servers that are run by volunteers, which are located all over the world. This makes it difficult for anyone else to monitor your activity. The name Tor comes from its fact that the data it encrypts is layered, like the layers of a pizza. This protects anonymity.