The deep web, also known as the hidden or secret web, forms the main part of the internet and covers a vast portion of the Web, the deep Web accounts for approximately 90% of all the internet and can not be accessed through regular browsers or search engines like Google, Bing, etc.
The internet is an iceberg embedded in an ocean floor. This web component is simple to reach and open to everyone, the surface web is the tip of the iceberg, which is easily visible to the sea, and the deep web is the iceberg's most isolated portion, and the dark web is part of the deep at the iceberg 's bottom (Figure below).
The deep website provides information such as your email address, your social media profiles, your corporate online banking and private records, which is concealed in the deep website to prevent someone from reaching them, imagine someone just checking and accessing your email. It's known that a DuckDuckGo search engine will enter sections of the deep web.
The Dark Web
The dark web is a secret part of the internet that accounts for 0.01 percent of the deep web but is much harder to reach that can't be reached using any form of search engine on earth. It is possible to access the Dark Web using only the encryption software known as TOR, the TOR (Onion Router) system is designed for the dark website and utilizes masked Internet IP addresses that anonymize users.
The Dangerous Part
The Dark Web is considered dangerous, and any who go through this secret section of the internet should be very careful of what links they press, or how far they walk with hackers who are prepared to share, capture, steal, or sell your personal information, Take it, steal it or sell it, but that is not all it offers.
It is known that the Dark Web is a place where different people go anonymously to sell and buy legal or illegal products on bitcoin. They may buy drugs, any kind of drug, some of which they have never heard about and which will be delivered to them or drops away at a given place, There are also information about the credit card, usually from hacked people and anybody can access money at home.
The dark network also provides resources for people wanting to hire hackers, people wanting to purchase guns, fake identity cards, passports, and the dark web offers pretty much everything. Mystery boxes are also available on Dark Internet, a Mystery Box is a box, and the shopper doesn't know the contents of the box, as their name implies, completely mysteriously, normally contain drogues or artifacts and, sometimes, weird, or frightful items.
Deep web vs. dark web: What’s the difference?
The words "deep web" and "dark web" are also interchangeably, but not the same. The Deep Web refers to anything not indexed and only accessible on the Internet through a search engine such as Google. Deep web content contains something behind a paywall or enables sign-in authentication. It also includes any content which is excluded by its owners from indexing.
A few examples of deep web design are medical recognition, fee-based material, membership websites, and web pages that are proprietary to companies. The size of the deep web is calculated to be between 96 and 99 percent of the internet. Only a small portion of the internet can be accessed by a normal web browser, commonly known as the "simple web."
What Are the Main Dangers of the Dark Web?
Back to cyber security concerns, I must emphasize that the dark web is a dangerous place, particularly if you're a non-technical person just looking to satisfy a curiosity. Should not go and snoop about without planning, or at least not without. If you need to, I'll put together a guide on how to access the dark web, next week sometime. Meanwhile, you should know that even if you don't get involved in it, the dark web can pose dangers for your safety.
You know why?
Since your data is one of the most commonly transacted products on the dark web marketplaces. Lots and thousands of gigabytes of leaked passwords and personal details are up for sale to hackers. That's where hackers get their password stuffing assaults, identity theft, and other questionable business with their info. Cnet journalists tried to find out just what the dark web knew about them in an experiment that I wouldn't want to repeat. Response: Too many.
How to Stay Safe from the Dark Web
Just don't go there first of all.
Second, keep the information private. Be vigilant about the data allowances you have (not just going to any pop-up with a mental 'yes' button on a website). Follow the steps in our Password Protection Guide. Don't use funny passwords which are crack-friendly. Sooner or later, all of your data will leak to collections for sale on the dark web. All you can do to protect yourself is to make sure that your data is no longer secure, not too precise to cause harm and that multifactor authentication is allowed anywhere you can use it. Getting good effective anti-malware protection is also very critical.
If it takes you to the dark side to check it out, take precautions. Do not use an encrypted privacy browser (like Tor) to share real information about yourself, buy stuff, or communicate with others. You will not be installing any apps you need during that time. A guide soon to work on this.
YouTubers are known for uploading box-free content which is content from someone who has purchased a mystery box and shares what they discover with the public.
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