Maybe you are aware of the mysterious hidden internet called the ‘DarkNet’ or ‘Deep Web’ that you can’t access from Google and which lies beyond the reach of most of the people like us. Perhaps you have heard of some Hacker selling credit card information, Online Data leaked of big companies(Ashley Madison,Sony,etc) and variety of these information. Maybe you live in a country where you are not allowed to speak freely… If you don’t know, then we will tell you what it is and how to access Darknet.
What is Dark Net?
First you would need to know about Deep Web. Deep web is 99% of the internet that is not accessible using Google. Deep Web includes large libraries, large databases and members’ only websites that are not available to the general public. If you have a library network in your College campus or database network in your company that only you can get access to, it is DarkWeb.
Darknet is an overlay network that can only be accessed using specific software,configurations,or authorization. It is part of the Deep Web, because its contents are not accessible through search engines. But it is something more, it is anonymous. It hosts anonymous websites. Yeah, you wouldn’t know who the owner is unless he explicitly reveal his information. It offers full anonymity to users too. Darknet anonymity is usually achieved using an ‘onion network’. I am sure you have cut an onion once in your lifetime and you had been crazy about the number of layers it has, same happens when you use an onion network. There are numbers of encryption layers that hide your true identity.
Uses of Darknet:
Ok, so you have grasped what Darknet is, Now you may ask me why should you use it. Well the reason could be any of them:
- To better protect the privacy right of citizens from targeted and mass surveillance.
- Whistleblowing and news leaks
- Hacking and Computer Crime. Maybe,you may want to chat with the most dangerous of hackers.
- Sale of restricted goods.
- File sharing.
How to Access DarkNet?
Well the most popular way to access Darknet is by using TOR browser. Technically, it stands for ‘The Onion Router’ and it is as simple as installing a new browser.
After that you would need a URL or directory that contains URLs to different websites or class of websites so that you know what to type in into the browser’s address bar.
You can easily get URLs in Onion Directory of Darknet or just google for DarknetSites.
Make sure you use TOR browser.
Just like you have Google,Yahoo,etc for our widely known Internet, Darknet also has a Search Engine. Some are Torch, Duck Duck Go,etc..
If you want to access Darknet from your pretty phone, you can use ORBOT(Free).
I think you wanna explore Darknet yourself, So i would leave you here. Just a piece of advice, it is used for all things legal or illegal. So just make sure you verify the links you click.
NOTE: Access Darknet with your own risk. Darknet is filled with legal as well as illegal contents. Hence make sure that you don’t click or access any illegal content. If you are facing any problems, then comment below.
Posted by Shubham ;)