In this post, we look at what is dark web, its features and the methods that you can use to access it. We also look at some of the differences between the dark web and the deep web. It is important to point out right at the outset that just as the mainstream media says; you should stay away from the dark web.
If you do not have a compelling reason to visit the dark web, you should not attempt to access it. However, if you have a genuine reason to access the dark web, you still have to take a lot of precautions before you access it. Besides, you need to access a lot of protective tools before you even think of trying to access the dark web.
What is dark web?
The phrase, the dark web, refers to a collection of websites that the mainstream search engines cannot access. There are several reasons as to why the mainstream search engines cannot access websites that form the dark web. Mainly, the websites have been built with one goal in mind: to keep them completely away from the search engines. To do this, administrators who run websites that form the dark web use highly advanced encryption tools to ensure that the IP addresses of the servers of the websites remain hidden.
Since the IP addresses of the servers of the sites that form the dark web are hidden, you can only access the sites when you use specific tools. In general, you need to use The Onion Program (TOR) tools to access the dark web. This is the case since the sites use special TOR tools to develop highly sophisticated encryption systems. Hence, for you to access the sites, you need to use tools that match those that the developers of the specific site you are looking for used to build the site.
How to access the dark web
There are several reasons as to why you may have to access the dark web. For example, if you have a genuine reason to keep your communications secret, you may consider using the dark web. There are millions of individuals who, out of fear of governments, communicate with each other on the dark web. If you have genuine reasons to access the dark web, you may follow this process.
Step one: clearly define your goal
The dark web is so full of activity that you may easily lose your focus and get attracted to many other things. The problem of losing focus when you are in the dark web is that you endanger yourself. Therefore you need keep in mind the specific objective that you are after when visiting the dark web. The objective should control all that you do when you visit the dark web.
Step two: Install Tails on a new flash drive
You need a new flash drive so that you can install Tails on it. Tails are important applications that you use to access any website on the dark web that uses the TOR protocol. Tails are related to TOR. They work by helping you to access the websites in the dark web safely. The Tails handle all the technical aspects of connectivity and, thus, make sure that your computer does not play any direct role in accessing the dark web.
Make sure that you are using a new flash drive. Also, install only tails on your flash drive. Therefore, the flash drive will serve one purpose only: to let you access the dark web using Tails.
Step three: access the sites
For you to access any site on the dark web, you need to know its URL address. There are many sites on the net that list the URLs of sites that are on the dark web. Therefore, check the URL of the site that you need to visit and access it using your Tails.
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Bear in mind that you can download Tails from the official website of TOR. You can also get a lot of important information on how to access the dark web from the TOR internet site.
In conclusion, unless you have a compelling reason, it is better to stay away from the dark web. The dark web and the deep web, in general, are full of criminal activities. However, if you have to access the dark web, then you need to follow the procedure described here.