For some time now, the term Dark Web has haunted the internet. The name Dark Web is striking, it’s intriguing, it’s curious. Those who have wondered, should know that it is a back alley of the internet, a place where you could find stuff that is not normally available. Think of it as a black market, and it is absolutely nothing like the ordinary, surface web that we are so used to. However, it is not like physical back alley. It’s a digital version of it. In the real world, in a back alley, or a black market, danger will lurk right around the corner and the experience itself is quite terrifying. The Dark Web however, is somewhat safer. It’s anonymous, it’s private, and there is no one luring around the corners that may jump you.
Interestingly, one can use the Dark Web to get in touch with criminals, and gangsters, and buy their services (which are extensive) just like you would on Amazon for example. If you haven’t had the unusual experience of surfing the Dark Web, you are in for a big surprise. How often is it that you find a safe, anonymous marketplace for counterfeit currency, illegal drugs, fake identities, weapons, and other criminal activities? That is what the Dark Web is all about, and today, we’re giving you a tour. You can follow the steps below to venture into the Dark Web, but we warned, your entire perspective of everything that happens around the world may change.
Exploring the Dark Web
Start off with a Google search for Tor Browser. This is what you will need to access the forbidden, hidden websites. It will show up as the first result. Download and install it. According to Tor Browser’s website, “[Tor Browser] prevents somebody watching your internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical locations, and it let you access sites which are blocked.” Comforting? Well, I installed the Tor Browser and this (image below) is what it looks like.
To give an idea of the anonymity and privacy it provides, the browser offers its own search engine. It collects search results from Google, Bing and Yahoo etc. but it does not let anyone track your searches or the websites you visit. Moreover, it’ll even warn you if you try to maximize the browser windows saying suggesting that, “Maximizing Tor Browser can allow websites to determine your monitor size, which can be used to track you. We recommend that you leave Tor Browser windows in their original default size.” It will change your IP Address which you should be able to confirm, and open any particular website by routing through several servers across the world. Absolutely untraceable back to you. Look at the red circles, it shows the circuit and the default Google URL location. I opened the address from Pakistan, and according to Google I’m in Romania. You can also see the yellow warning sign.
The next thing you need to know is that hidden website do not have regular URLs. They are a string of random letters and numbers with the suffix being .onion, instead or the regular .com and .net etc. To find these hidden websites, you search for a Tor repository. Millions of them are out there. To access the .onion websites, you will need the Tor Browser. Take a closer look at the image below. This is where you will find tons of services that you can’t possibly expect to find on the internet, or even the real world, with such a surprising ease. Pick your fancy
Would you fancy some PayPal accounts? eBay? How about credit cards?
Interested in counterfeit currency? US Dollars? Euros?
Fake ids? US Passports? Driving Licenses? Citizenship?
You could also rent a hacker
Of course, the privacy and anonymity reach those heights where if something goes wrong in your transaction, you can’t tell anyone, or catch the culprits. So you may want to find a marketplace, where buyers and sellers are rated. The first thing you’ll need to do, is register on the site. Don’t worry, none of your personal information will be required. Register, login, and browse the market. This is where you’ll find a ton of things ranging from stolen goods, to drugs, to premium accounts etc. Just look at the categories.
I guess I’ll leave the exploration up to you guys now. Honestly though the Dark Web is a hub for illegal, even evil, activities. Most of the stuff that you can buy on the Dark Web is illegal. Music streaming accounts, stolen cellphones, and drugs etc. and that’s not even the worst part. There is word about hitman-for-hire on the Dark Web as well. With a whole host of these services available to a common, average citizen, imagine what a terrorist would be able to accomplish? The good news is, that authorities are trying to crack it, and more and more websites are taken down every day. But as long as there is anonymity on the Dark Web, these activities will prevail. Unfortunately, the entire concept of the Dark Web is set up to appeal to the appeal to the worst kind of humans, and that makes up for a lot of people around the globe. If I were you, I’d stay away. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.