Generally in our routine life whatever we do on the internet that web is known as surface web. On that whatever contents we see all that are filtered by giant web search engine, Government restriction etc. But there is another web resides under the beneath of the surface web that is known as dark web.
So obviously there is a question that what is dark web?? Ya…really you want to know it. So let go…
Dark web & Surface web are the web of web pages or web applications which do not have direct link to each other and also do not have direct link to giant web search engine like google, yahoo. it is also known as deep web. So it cannot be directly accessed by using our ordinary browser like google chrome, Mozilla firefox, etc. I know that there are lots of questions on your mind that like how to access it, wheather it is legal or not, if someone tracks us then what will happen. You will get all the answers in the subsequent discussion.
Before we discuss answer of the above questions, let us see different applications of the dark web that are stated below.
Dark Web & Surface Web used following type of business
- Anonymous Surfing
- Online drug selling.
- Online weapon selling
- Online murder hiring
- Online gambling
- Bitcoin transfer
- Online fraud etc.
- To protect privacy
- Sharing illegally multimedia(movies, seasons)
- Online pornography
So first of all how to access it.
There are various ways to connect or access dark web some of them are follows.
- TOR (The Onion Network)
- VPN (Virtual Private Network)
- Proxy Server.
Each and every above stated ways has some pros or cons like one method provides encryption while others not, its easy to track one user while in others not. etc.
is it legal to surf on the dark web????
That depends on the type of the surfing you do on the dark web like if you want to protect your privacy like no one can log your history of browsing, to do online banking transaction, to do chatting with your partner, etc.
But if you do use dark web for drug supply, weapon selling, online hitman hiring, gambling etc. then it is illegal. You might have jail also depends on the country’s cyberlaw.
TOR browser can be used to surf on the dark net. Following websites provide list of urls with .onion domain of the dark web.