Why the dark web needs to be banned from access, even if it’s legal in some countries!
What is the dark and scary part of the Internet? That would have to be the Dark Web! You can buy guns, fake money, assassins, hired hackers and just about anything else you can think of on the Dark Web. If you want, you can even buy a lifetime Netflix subscription for a few dollars! But that's not all Dark Web has to offer.
You can also visit harmless sites such as The Hidden Wiki (Wikipedia on the Dark Web), Chess (a game where you can play chess with strangers) or BlackBook (it's the Facebook of the Dark Web!). So, the Dark Web is not all "dark". Many ordinary people prefer to use the Dark Web because of the privacy it offers. So this article will tell you all you need to know about the Dark Web and why you should be extra careful when using it. (Because it does have guns, fake money, assassins and hired hackers!!!)
What is the Dark Web?
The Web is more than just websites you can access using Google. In fact, it's a very small part of the mega-web. But in a broad sense, the Web can be divided into 3 main parts: Surface Web, Deep Web and Dark Web.
The Surface Web is what most people think of as the entire Web. Basically, online content can be easily accessed using search engines or links. This can include your favorite blog posts, Facebook pages, news articles, etc. These are general information and are indexed by search engines like Google or Bing.
Then we have the Deep Web, which is different from the Dark Web! The site cannot be indexed by search engines and you need access to it. For example, using links on the Internet does not allow public access to the site's login privileges, the contents of the company's database, etc. And since search engines need the link to crawl the web, they cannot access the content.
Finally, there is the "dark web", which is not only a place for criminal activity! Like the Deep Web, the Dark Web is not accessible using regular search engines. In fact, you need a specific browser (such as Tor) that routes web requests through multiple proxies to provide complete anonymity. Also, all Dark Web sites have weird domain addresses and end with a .onion suffix, so they are difficult to track and can only be accessed by Tor.
How does the Dark Web work?
The Dark Web, like the frighteningly dark part of the Web, holds many secrets - good and bad. The only way to access websites in this dark place is to use the anonymous Dark Web browser called Tor. Tor has a 3-layer proxy node structure, just like the layers of an onion.
All web requests on the Dark Web first connect to a random entry node, then bounce off the intermediate nodes, and finally push out through the exit node. This makes your IP address unrecognizable and untraceable, so you may be sitting in China, but on the Dark Web appear to be located in half the countries of the world! This makes Tor perfect for exploring the secret Dark Web, but it also becomes somewhat unpredictable and slow due to all the onion layers.
Now, let's move on to the Dark Web Sites. these look the same as any normal site, but there are some differences! Instead of ending in .com or .co or .org, all Dark Web Sites end in .onion. This domain suffix ensures that these sites cannot be accessed properly, so you can only use Tor to access them. Also, URLs used for the dark web are very strange and difficult to remember because of the confusing name structure. For example, "Hidden Wiki" is the dark web Wikipedia with the address "http://zqktlwiuavvvqqt4ybvgvi7tyo4hjl5xgfuvpdf6otjiycgwqbym2qad .onion/wiki/index.php/Main_Page". It is hard to understand or remember that it retains the secret nature of the dark web!!!
Is the Dark Web illegal?
Dark Web is accessible in most countries, however, in China, excellent firewalls block all Tor traffic. Similarly, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and other countries try to restrict the Dark Web as much as possible. Criminals use Dark Web for illegal purposes. But you can also find many interesting and perfectly legal sites on Tor. For example, you can use the address "facebookcorewwwi.onion" to access Facebook via Tor!
From：On DarkNet – Dark Web News and Analysis
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