The first basic question asked by new users. What is deep web, dark web, and how to get there.
What is Dark Web?
This photo perfectly shows what we are dealing with it.
The surface network – it is nothing else than what we see every day and what we use, among others – Facebook Instagram google Wikipedia yahoo amazon blogs, etc.
The deep web- is often confused with the dark web. We will find a lot of data and information there – online access to databases – Internal pages of large companies, commercial organizations, etc. – Hidden pages of Paywall – Personal accounts for social media, e-mail, banking, and the deeper network is nothing but hidden and information about any website.
Dark web – the Tor network
What can we find on the dark web?
Everything illegal and a very interesting community of people who want to be outside the system. Of course, you will find drug markets, guns, or hacker porn movies to hire hitman or even human organs. We will also see cryptocurrency mixers in online casinos and who knows what else. in the dark web, you will also find Facebook or Twitter sites that do not differ from the original. there you can read about political views or find a friend.
So how do you get into the dark web?
First step is to download a VPN software. If you don’t know what a VPN is check this article.
In simple words, it let you connect your computer (C) to the website (W), but with help of the another router (A), so the website (W) thinks, that it’s connected to (A), and not (C), if that makes sense.
Some of the best VPNs are: (I am using WindScribe)
- WindScribe They offer free account, after registering with e-mail they give you 5GB free data.
Download Tor Browser
Next step is downloading the safest browser available for surfing the dark web.
It’s Tor Browser. You can download it here. It is available for Microsoft, MAC OS, Linux and even for Android. It means all the major platforms are being covered by Tor.
Download the file and begin the installation process. After a few moments, you’re ready to go.
Download Virtual Machine
It’s recommended that you use a virtual machine for all your connections to the dark web. Having a VM let you “secure” your MAC address, so you can be untraceable. I would recommend you VM software from Oracle (same company which made Java). Download link is here.
From my studies, almost any computer or laptop will handle the VirtualBox to open.
Smallest requirements are:
- 1 GB of RAM (the more the better)
- guest operating system
- 10 GB of disk space should be more than enough
I am assuming that you have downloaded everything from the steps above. You’ve installed it all, one after another, and you’re ready to start your searching.
Some of the sites inside dark web to help make your first steps are:
DuckDuckGo -> search engine, like Google, but better. It’s not tracking your movements or searches.
EuroGuns -> number one place to look for guns,
Torch -> it has a great list of many ( I mean MANY) onion links for you to explore.
PirateSec -> marketplace for finding a hacker for any task you need.
Mail2Tor -> safe email address for free.
BlackBook -> dark web version of Facebook works almost in the same way Facebook does.
Like you see, it is not so hard to access the “dark side” of the internet. If you really want something, you can have it – they used to say. If you can spend approximately 15 minutes of your time, you can be inside the dark web.
And remember, stay safe while doing it! Don’t use credit cards, don’t enter it without a VPN and Virtual Machine. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
What are your thoughts about this guide? Did we miss something?
Or should we write about some other awesome onion sites?
Let us know in the comments section. We will reply to every one of those!