You might have heard the terms dark web and Tor bandied about in the media, but logging into them isn’t as risky as it sounds. It’s actually surprisingly simple to start.
The dark web is a collection of websites that aren’t found by search engines such as Google. The dark web is a section business transactions data of the internet that contains data and information that are normally kept private. Email inboxes and Google Drive folders are stored on the deep web. They aren’t visible to the public when using a standard browser.
On the dark web, there are also several sites that have legitimate functions. SecureDrop is one example. It is a dark-web site that allows anonymously submitting sensitive information by whistleblowers. There are also websites that help people buy and sell stolen credentials, like credit card numbers, passwords and social security numbers. These sites are called’marketplaces. The most well-known examples are Silk Road, AlphaBay and many others.
Tor is the mainstay of the dark web. It routes your connection through a myriad of volunteer servers that are scattered around the world. This makes it difficult for anyone to track your activity. Tor is so named because the information it encrypts traverses several layers similar to the onion layering on a pizza, which helps to keep your identity safe.