What is the Dark
The Dark Web is a term that refers specifically to a collection of websites that exist on an encrypted network and cannot be found by using traditional search engines or visited by using traditional browsers. Almost all sites on the so-called Dark Web hide their identity using the Tor encryption tool.
Dark Web Protection
The dark web is a part of the internet that isn't accessible through normal search engines. You've no doubt heard talk of the “dark web” as a hot bed of criminal activity — and it is.
Researchers Daniel Moore and Thomas Rid of King's College in London classified the contents of 2,723 live dark web sites over a five-week period a couple of years ago and found that over 50 percent pertained illicit material.
You can buy credit card numbers, all manner of drugs, guns, counterfeit money, stolen subscription credentials, hacked Netflix accounts and software that helps you break into other people’s computers.
This is a place where you can buy the login credentials to a $50,000 Bank of America account for $500, get $3,000 in counterfeit $20 bills for $600 and buy seven prepaid debit cards, each with a $2,500 balance, for $500 (express shipping included).
You can hire hackers to attack computers for you. You can buy usernames and passwords.
But not everything is illegal, the dark web also has a legitimate side. For example, you can join a chess club or blackbook which is similar to our Facebook of Tor.