Have you ever thought of accessing the websites or communicating with friends online without being spied by the search engine, websites or cookies? Then Dark web can help you.
But the question is what is dark web, can we access them safely, are dark web available in the regional language, are dark web available on mobile, how can we access them?
So to answer to your anxiety technical definition of the Dark web as per Wikipedia is ” The dark web is the WWW content that exists on darknets, overlay networks. It uses the Internet but requires specific software, configurations, or authorization to access. The dark web forms a small part of the deep web, the part of the Web not indexed by web search engines, although sometimes the term deep web is mistakenly used to refer specifically to the dark web”.
So it means the websites on the dark web are not read by the search engine ( like Google, Bing etc.) and you need special software, configuration and authorization to use them.
The dark web has a collection of websites that exist on the encripted network that can not be accessed by traditional search engines or browser.
You must have heard stories about dark web and reportedly they are markets selling drugs and other substances, grisly images, and even new identities for sale. So you need a great amount of caution before getting into any trouble.
How to access the dark web?
But yes not everything is like that. There are platforms which are there just to protect your privacy. Below are some such platforms, let’s know them in detail:
Tor: Tor protects a user’s privacy, but does not hide the fact that someone is using Tor. Some websites restrict allowances through Tor. Tor enables its users to surf the Internet, chat and send instant messages anonymously and is used by a wide variety of people for both licit and illicit purposes. You can download the TOR browser by clicking on the link. Tor Browser isolates each website you visit so third-party trackers and ads can’t follow you. Any cookies automatically clear when you’re done browsing. If you want to hide the fact from the Internet service provider that you are using TOR then you need to install VPN. VPN will hide that you are using TOR so only and VPN service provider can see that you are using TOR. Below are the steps to download VPN :
- Sign up for and install a VPN.
- Select a server location and connect to the VPN. Wait for the connection to be established.
- Open the Tor Browser
- Surf the dark web
Duck Duck Go: DuckDuckGo is a private search engine which doesn’t track your history, location or any other data, unlike any popular search engine like Google or Bing. Other popular search engine capture your data and show search results depending upon user but DuckDuckGo shows all users the same search results for a given search term.
FreeNet: It is a free software for communicating freely on the internet. To access Freenet, you first need to install the main application. Freenet will run in the background and you can use your browser to change settings and access content. There are other applications that you can install at a later time to add more functionality.Click here to download FreeNet.