What is the dark web and why it is dangerous
Do you know what the black world is, which is also called the Dark Web? Where it is found, how can we reach there and what should we do for that, how can we stay safe from dark web? I am going to answer all these questions today in this article. So that there should not be any question in your mind about this black world.
Internet! Which has become a very important part of our life today, as if all of us cannot live without it. In simple language, all of us have become addicted to the internet. But you will be surprised to hear that the Internet is not at all what we see. This is a different world. There is a black world about which very few people know. And I think knowing less of this would be better for everyone.
What is Dark Web
Yes friends, this is the internet on which we keep searching for something everyday. But do you know that whatever we search on it, whatever we see, whatever is shown to us is only 4% part of the internet. That is, only four percent.
Now you will think hey! So where is the remaining 96% part? As I said, the Internet is a very large network, and 96% of the Internet world is not known to all of us. So what is it in 96% of which is not shown to us in the internet world and which we cannot find easily.
But still, if you want to know about the black world of the Internet and about all these things in detail, then you have to read this article till the end so that you can understand it easily.
Into how many parts is the internet divided
The Internet is such a web, such a big illusion that all of us cannot even imagine, nor can we ever imagine what is inside it and what is happening.
However, this web of internet is mainly divided into three parts. First comes the surface web, then comes the deep web and then the dark web in the last. So let’s know one by one about these surfaces, deep and dark web, after which you will easily know what is the black world of the internet and what happens in it.
1. Surface Web
Before knowing about the Dark Web, you have to know about the Surface Web and Deep Web, so that you will be able to understand the Dark Web more deeply.
The first step in understanding the Internet is the Surface Web. It is very easy to understand. Because whatever is shown to us on the Internet, or whatever we see, the entire surface of it is called the web.
For example, suppose you searched on a topic on Google and you opened any website to get that information. So whatever you see on that website or whatever you are seeing, it is all called surface web.
Meaning in simple language, in Google search engine or in any search engine, whatever from small file to big website, whatever is indexed or we can easily find that thing on Google or on any search engine. It is all Surface web. Whatever is available online in the Internet world, is public and everyone can easily find it on the browser and access all that data is basically called Surface Web.
This means that all the websites in the world of the Internet, whoever owns them, whoever owns them, whatever online information they provide to us publicly. To access which we do not need any kind of permission and it is legal, online we can easily see it from anywhere in the world, from any device, all that data comes in the Surface Web .
And you will be surprised to know that in the world of the internet, only 4% part means only 4% part is Surface. The remaining 96% is a special part that is deep web and dark web. We will know more about it.
2. Deep Web
The next part that comes after the surface web is the deep web. Now as I told you above, whatever is shown to you in the internet world, the index that is there is called surface web. But the only opposite of this is the deep web.
Whatever is hidden from you in the Internet world, whatever is not shown to you or whatever is not indexed in Google search engine or in any search engine. That whole part of it is called as Deep web.
So here it is very important for you to have a specific URL or specific address to access the Deep Web. Apart from this, it is also very important for you to have a login ID or password, only then you can access that file.
No file or any website in the deep web is indexed in any kind of search engine. Meaning you can use any search engine whether it is Google or Bing or Yahoo. In these, if you search for such a file, then you will not find anything there because the file that is there is very sensitive, confidential. That’s why these files are not indexed on Google.
If you are getting confused, then we understand it through a simple example. Suppose you have liked a page on Facebook and there is a post which has millions of comments, millions of views, but when we search it on Google, we do not see that specific post or comments. Because all those posts and comments are not indexed on Google, so that they are not crawled on Google and do not appear on the search results.
If you understand from the second example, you want to login to an education website and take a course available there. But you can read the information given in the course only if you have access to read it or you have a login id and password.
This means that many times it happens in the Internet world that we want to save and store some information, some such files, some such sensitive data in the Internet world, but we also want that file That data which is very important, which should be in the hands of the people only when we want it to be so.
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Even in the education website, if the owner wanted, he could make that course public and show it to the world for free, but he kept it private and we will be able to access it only when he wants. This means that he has kept that information or course hidden and we cannot access it without special permission.
So all the pages in the world that are on the Internet which are no-index, that which we cannot see without special access, they basically come in the deep web.
3. Dark web
After all these things the Internet is a different world which has become very dangerous and very terrible. Which is called the dark web or the black world of the Internet.
As you might have guessed from the name. Dark web is a black web where only illegal illegal works are done and dark web is such a part of the internet which is completely illegal.
Whatever is shown to you in this is made on whatever. Whatever information that data will be found here, all those things are illegal or illegal. And such a web which you cannot find easily, is called dark web.
To access it, you need a special browser which we call Tor Browser.
Note: But I would like to tell you that some of the things I am telling you here are as an education. So never try to access the dark web by mistake. It is illegal, very dangerous and once you get stuck in it, you cannot easily get out. So read it only as information and do not try to access it.
Now the question arises that what is the work done in the dark web so that it is completely illegal.
Here all the illegal works given below are done-
- Selling drugs or cocaine.
- Sell or buy all types of weapons online.
- Or if someone has to be murdered, you have to hire a shooter.
- Even the one you want to get killed has to be paid according to the way in which you want to get killed. Like getting killed by a headshot or a toucher, getting killed by a poison and much more
- Live cutting someone’s hands, feet, live murder. It is called Red Rooms in the dark web world.
- Selling girls, buying child pornography etc.
- Even if you want to hack someone. Whether it is someone’s account or a big bank. Here on the website you are also guaranteed 100% completion of the work.
So all the illegal works that are done here, all the illegal works are done inside this dark web. And all the money transactions that happen here are through bitcoin, because even if by mistake you put your personal information here or enter credit, debit card details, then you will not even know when you have become a pauper.
As I said above, someone has to buy weapons, someone has to sell weapons or someone has to buy or sell cocaine, all these illegal things are done inside this dark web. So the longer you stay away from it, the better it is for you. And keep it just for information it will be good for you.
How Dark Web Works
The dark web works very differently than the normal website because for this you need a special browser to access it. If you try to open any website in the dark web on a normal browser, then it will never be searched. Because as I said you need a private browser to access it.
The Tor browser is used to access websites on the dark web. Basically the Tor browser was made for safe browsing so that you can easily hide the IP address of your system. This browser was made for the US military, whose purpose was to send messages privately to avoid hackers from outside countries.
After its initial release in 2002, its use increased 100 times in a few years. Mostly mafia gangsters started using it to sell weapons, drugs and now it has become very difficult to control it because it is very difficult to track the website present here.
All illegal websites on the dark web have a .onion domain code that identifies it. Like we have .com .net .in here, similarly there is a website by the name of .onion.
There is also a normal website on Tor, but it is mostly full of motivational things whose purpose is to get people out of this black world.
But as I said once you enter it, it is impossible to get out. Because it is that dark world of crime that pulls us towards itself and everyone gets trapped in it.
Important things before accessing the Dark Web
Before accessing this dark web, you have to do some important settings of your mobile phone or computer so that you will be able to do safe browsing on Tor-
1. For browsing on Tor, you will need to use a secure VPN so that you can hide your real location. For this you can use any popular vpn service like NordVPN, HideMyIp, Strong VPN etc.
2. If you are using a computer, then go to your antivirus and keep Safe browsing mode enabled. And if you are using mobile then go to mobile settings or clear stored cookies through any app and run a VPN app and then use Tor browser.
3. Download the Tor browser from its official website, otherwise the chances of getting a virus in your system may increase.
Tor official website – https://www.torproject.org/download/
4. If you want to login to any Tor website, then never enter your original information.
5. If you are using Tor on the computer, then clear the history of all browsers and then surf in Tor.
6. The method of installing Tor is the same as installing every browser, so you will not need to do anything different for this. You can easily install it by double clicking it.
How to Access the Dark Web
After knowing what the dark web is and how to stay safe from it, we will know about how to access it securely.
Step 1: After downloading Tor from the official website, install it by double clicking on its downloaded file.
Step 2: After installing, before opening the browser, clear the entire history of the rest of Chrome, Firefox or whatever you use. And close all running applications. This is also applicable for mobile users.
Step 3: To browse on Tor, there are search engines like Google which you can use. Like Torch, DuckDuckGo, Onion Dir etc.
Step 4: While searching, if you find any website named .onion, then do not open it even by mistake because it is illegal. But still you can open that kind of website at your own risk.
Step 5: You do not need any special permission for searching, you can freely find whatever you want on it, but I think it would be better not to do this because most of the things are full of viruses and it can be harmful for you.
There are also some such websites where our webcam or camera is turned on automatically and we do not even know when our video recording is done. So keep your face hidden if possible.
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