There is a lot of mystery about what the dark web really is. Many people think that this is an illegal trading venue to some extent and is true. However, I will try to demystify things a bit in this post.
How many percent of the internet is the dark web?
Statistics say that just under 5% of the total internet is a clear web that can be seen by standard search engines that users use. Everything else and it is estimated that about 96% is a deep web. The deep web is a non-searchable part of the internet and is not visible to standard search engines however it is not the dark web. The deep web contains a large number of protected content that requires a password to access it. A large number of universities, research institutions and companies are using these closed types of networks. Part of the deep web is darknet, which accounts for over 80% of the total internet and is fully encrypted.
How to pay on the dark web?
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency used to pay for everything on the dark web. It is a transaction that cannot be traced, and therefore it is not possible to determine the identities of the persons participating in the transaction. It is very interesting that this currency has no real coverage in money or gold bullion like all other currencies but is exclusively stored and created on the computer by a process known as “mining”. When everything is taken down and taken away, if you are mining, you cannot make much money by consuming electricity unless you use other people’s resources.
Where’s that dark market?
There are a number of forums on the dark web were selling and buying different things. All kinds of intoxicants, drugs, weapons with and without serial numbers, fake driver’s licenses and other documents, stolen email accounts with access codes and more are on offer. What else can be found there is a RentaHaker service that allows you to rent a hacker that will do the hacking for you for a bitcoin value of about $ 200. Another thing that is particularly illegal is child pornography and it is something that raises the most dust. One of the most famous of these “dark places” is Silk Road, which closed in 2013 but returned again in 2014 and was abolished again. However, there are still a large number of copies that are still operating well today. One of the most popular is Alpha Bay, which represents eBay on the dark web.
How to search the dark web?
When you start the Tor browser and access the dark web, the question is what to do next and how to search the darknet. It is important to point out that there are no good search engines such as Google and Bing, but there are several that are under development and will not give you the expected results based on some queries. Also, addresses are not easy to type and memories look clear on the web like this: http://32rfckwuorlf4dlv.onion/
I hope that in this post I was able to at least slightly demystify the notion of dark web and deep web as well as to give a little more explanation on this a topic that is wrapped in a veil of mystery.