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Exploring The Dark Side Of The Web

Posted on the 09 February 2016 by Geekasms @geekasms
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Exploring The Dark Side Of The Web

Have you ever found yourself browsing on Youtube late at night and found yourself in the weird part of the internet? You know those videos that make you think you’ve accidentally taken acid or just make you lose all faith in humanity. We bet you think that’s the dark side of the internet but, of course, it isn’t. Or perhaps you think pornography is the worst thing you can find online? Guess again guys. Pornography is an accepted, albeit slightly frowned up, massive section of the web. This isn’t what we’re going to talk about on this post. On this post, we’re going to explore the true dark side. Welcome to the internet twilight zone.

Exploring The Dark Side Of The Web

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What Is The Dark Net?

The darknet or dark web as it is often called was once thought to be a myth by the general public. It was the technological version of the Loch Ness monster. Was there evidence that it existed. Sure, but it was kept well under wraps. The authorities of the world were keen to cover up the existence of such a dangerous tool. Now it’s more widely known, and you can find information about the dark web everywhere. You can even access it if you feel so inclined. Many investigative reporters have written pieces on what it’s like on the dark side. Be careful though because like taking a trip through a rabbit hole, it’s easy to lose your grip on reality.

The darknet is essentially a series of private channels run through the internet. A good way to think about it would be to consider it as the modern version of pirate radio. It’s using the same technology, but it’s certainly not the same frequency if you catch our drift.

What’s On It?

You’ll find every dark, evil and illegal thing you could ever imagine on the dark web. You can hire a hitman to take out your worst enemy, import illegal narcotics into the country or hire a squad of off the books bodyguards. You would be quite frankly amazed at what you can buy online if you have the cash and the know-how. If you’ve ever wondered why people don’t use the internet for illegal activities, the answer is they do. They’re just using these backdoors.

Help, I Accidentally Accessed The Dark Web

Ah, nice try fellow internet user. There have been numerous cases where someone charged with a crime claimed they accessed the dark web accidentally. They weren’t looking for anything illegal. They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. We’re afraid this won’t fly in the court of law. If you want to access the dark web, you’ll need specific software designed for this purpose. You can’t stumble across it on a typical internet search.

Myths Of The Dark Web

Finally, there are a few myths about the dark web people often believe. The first? Your computer is tracked by authorities as soon as you access the dark web. The whole point of the dark web is that it is difficult to track users. Not impossible, but there certainly isn’t a room of people monitoring everyone that goes off and on it. Second, the dark web is used for torrenting. Any torrenter will tell you that it’s perfectly possible to torrent without accessing the dark web. Going that far to protect your identity is the very definition of overkill.

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