If you’re curious about what lurks under the hood of the internet, navigating the dark web isn’t difficult but it’s without risk. Imagine yourself in a place that has secret back alleys. It’s easy to get around, but if you take the wrong route, it could be dangerous.
In short the dark web is a source of criminal activities such as drug transactions as well as black-hat hacking, terrorism and drug deals. It’s a place where criminals, including hitmen, human smugglers, and corrupt officials, can get together. The dark web isn’t only bad. It also functions as a conduit between political outcasts and people from the free world. It permits whistleblowers to anonymously send tips.
To browse the dark web it requires a specific browser, called Tor. It functions in a similar way to a VPN, encrypting your requests and wiping out geo-location tags that your ISP or government could use to track you. Tor increases your privacy as it sends your request through an international network of volunteer servers.
Once you’ve installed, and configured Tor, you can start surfing the dark web. Content isn’t as indexed like the web’s surface, but there are still numerous sites to check out. There are sites where you can buy illegal firearms and drugs, as well guides on how to hide your digital footprint or launch ransomware attacks.