How to Access the Dark Web

You’ve probably heard the terms dark web and Tor used in the media, but using them isn’t as risky as it may sound. It’s actually fairly easy to start.

The dark web is a collection of websites that are not indexable by search engines like Google. It’s the part of the web where data and other information that would otherwise be private is stored. Email inboxes and Google Drive folders are stored on the deep web. They’re not accessible to the public when browsing using a standard browser.

There are also many websites on the dark web which serve legitimate reasons. For instance, the website SecureDrop is a dark web site that allows whistleblowers to provide sensitive information to news organizations anonymously. There are sites that help people buy and sell stolen credentials, such as passwords, credit card numbers and social security numbers. These sites are called’marketplaces. The most well-known examples are Silk Road, AlphaBay and many more.

The key to surfing the dark web is a system called Tor that routes your connection through a series of volunteer servers, which are distributed throughout the world. This makes it impossible for anyone else to monitor your activity. The name „Tor” is derived from its fact that the data it encrypts is layer by layer, like the layers of pizza. This is a way to ensure your privacy.