Hey there, I hope you all are well. You guys might have always wondered if some places on the internet existed where we could find something other than usual, like dodgy, spooky, abnormal, haunting, abusive, and so on. Yes, there is one that goes by the name Dark Web. Errr..., but what is Dark Web?
Firstly, let's break down how many types of internet are there:
Surface Web: The Surface Web is the tip of the iceberg. It is only (or less than) 5% of the entire web (WWW or World Wide Web) content. The Surface Web is also known as the Visible Web, where the portion of the web is generally accessible by people.
Deep Web: Then comes the web, which constitutes around 95% of the web, called the Deep Web. This section of the web is not indexed by Web Crawlers because it is either protected with passwords, newspapers, or cloud storage. It is used in OSINT investigations and is often used to get high-quality information about the target.
Dark Web: It is also known as Dark Net. It officially belongs to Deep Web. But there's a catch. Unlike the Surface and Deep Web, which can be accessed with browsers, Dark Net requires dedicated browsers like TOR (The Onion Router). The Dark Net is amazingly anonymous and contains websites created intentionally to remain hidden. Take a look at this TOR URL: juhanurmihxlp77nkq76byazcldy2hlmovfu2epvl5ankdibsot4csyd[.]onion. This onion URL corresponds to the domain name of the Ahmia search engine that searches hidden services on the Tor network. We cannot remember the .onion link of this search engine, but we can remember its domain name, hxxps[://]ahmia[.]fi because it is impossible to guess, pretty hard to remember, and has less chance of identifying the purpose of the website.
Dark Net has some bright sides as there is a considerable number of websites hosted on the darknet that belong to human rights activists, journalists, and political protests that want to conceal their identity. Dark Net has some of the shadiest, spookiest, and spine-shivering things that one can find. Illegal things like hiring hitmen, hiring hackers, black markets, selling drugs & weapons, child pornography, human trafficking, and many more can be found here.
Enough of the intro, let's go practical!
Spreading Tails on USB like a Butter
Okay, so let's start downloading Tails Linux. Well, Tails...
1. is a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship.
2. avoids surveillance, censorship, advertising, and viruses.
3. makes your secure computer anywhere.