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  • 17 August, 2020

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Darknet:

Darknet

  • It refers to the hidden internet platform used for narcotics sale, exchange of pornographic content and other illegal activities by using the secret alleys of the onion router (ToR- free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communication) to stay away from the surveillance of law enforcement agencies.
  • It is tough to crack because of its end-to-end encryption.
  • The dark net is part of the deep web, which encompasses all unindexed sites that don't pop up when an Internet search is done.
  • However, not all activities associated with the deep web are nefarious like the darknet. In most cases, these pages are not searchable because they are password-protected and require authorization in order to access them.
  • Personal email, online banking, and other similar sites are included under the umbrella of the deep web.
  • The internet we see today is the only tip of the iceberg, the majority is a deep web only.

Dark Net Vs Deepweb

  • The dark net is part of the deep web, but it refers to websites that are specifically used for nefarious reasons.
  • Darknet sites are purposefully hidden from the surface net by additional means.
  • The dark net facilities black markets, activities like illegal file sharing, and the exchanging of illegal goods or services including stolen financial and private data. In order to hide exchanges in this hidden economy, bitcoin is often used as a currency.

Source: TH


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