How to access the Dark Web?

Are you trying to find out how to access the dark web?

The Dark Web is easy to find. With the right tools anyone can access and browse the internet's underbelly. Lurking under the surface of the clear web (normal internet) are indeed black markets loaded with stolen credit card information, black hat hackers, drug traffickers and activists that are chased by diverse governments.

The Dark Web, the deep web, and darknet, are spooky-sounding phrases that refer to websites that mask their IP address and can only be accessed using encryption-friendly tools like The Onion Router. TOR is an open source project best known for developing a Firefox-fork web browser pre-loaded with a number of hard-coded security and encryption enhancements. TOR allows users to obfuscate browsing activity by scrambling a user's IP address through a secure and distributed network.

The modern Dark Web's notorious reputation is well-earned, and the hidden internet is undeniably dangerous. Though encrypted websites have existed for more than a decade, the Dark Web rose to mainstream prominence alongside the Silk Road, the now-defunct "Amazon for Drugs." YouTube is loaded with Dark Web horror stories, and the Hidden Wiki serves as a portal to the criminal underground.

There are also number of legitimate reasons users may want to access the Dark Web. The web's substratum is populated by mainstream web companies like Facebook, political activists, and journalists who need to communicate and share sensitive information. The United Nations, FBI, and CIA use the encrypted internet to monitor terror groups like Daesh and keep tabs on criminal profiteers. Corporate IT departments frequently crawl the Dark Web in search of stolen corporate credit card information and compromised accounts.

You only need one basic step to navigate through the Deep Web: Download and install TOR.

TOR is available on the TOR Project website. Access download links directly from https://www.torproject.org

Install the TOR browser bundle and you are ready to go. Please remember to navigate safely, go ahead and check our security guides.

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