DarkNet Browser: Google can index only a small part of the internet, not only Google, but other standard search engines can also index only the surface web which is only a few percentages of the Internet. The Web contains more than 100 times the content shown by the regular search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc., The only way to access the hidden services is by using the DarkNet Browser.
Purpose of DarkNet Browser
DarkNet is just the part of the internet that hosts anonymous websites that may or not be offering legal content. Also, DarkNet is much more than prevention of indexing by search engines. These websites are anonymous. Hence, you can’t tell whose the website is and owners who are visiting those DarkNet websites. But you can trace out the owners of Non-indexed websites by looking at who purchased the domain name etc., In the DarkNet, the Websites are the sites that are using the Tor network (The Onion Router). The primary basis of DarkNet Browser is to introduce many nodes which origin cannot track where the data is moving or where it is coming from.
The DarkNet websites cannot be opened by the Normal Browsers where the top-level domains are “.onion” as they are not official domain names, but a string of random characters followed with .onion. But with DarkNet Browser you can access those websites with ease. The DarkNet browsers will help you to keep your internet activities out of the hands of ISP’s, advertisers, and websites. With DarkNet Browser, you can host “hidden services.” These hidden services will be accessed only by the other DarkNet browser users. By installing the DarkNet Browser, you can recognize them with their address which will end in .onion, and it is often composed of an ostensibly random string of characters. By using the DarkNet browsers, you can visit the Hidden services which contain the infamous dark markets, the same way that you would access a regular website.
Accessing DarkNet by using Tor Browser
The DarkNet is not a single and centralized place. Like the surface web, it can be scattered among servers around the world. The best and most common way to access the DarkNet is by using the Tor Browser. The URL of the Deepweb websites are mostly appended with “.Onion” instead of “.com” or “.org“, which indicates that they are accessible only to Tor users. Tor is some Volunteers relay through the user’s internet connection. The Connection in Tor Browser is encrypted, and all the traffic bounces relays located across the world which makes the users anonymous. The Tor Browser is available only for Windows, Linux, and Mac users. Make sure that you are downloading the Tor Browser from the official website, else you will risk downloading malware, spyware, or some other virus to your desktop.
To download Tor Browser,
- Visit www.torproject.org and download the Tor browser bundle.
- Then run the installer file and follow the onscreen instructions
- When Tor Browser opens, you can start browsing the Deep websites.
Accessing DarkNet by using I2P
The alternative anonymous network to Tor Browser is I2P. Unlike Tor Browser, it cannot be used to access the public internet. It will be used only to access the Hidden services peculiar to the I2P network. It is entirely a separate system from Tor, so it cannot be used to access the onion sites. Instead of the onion sites, it uses its brand of hidden sites called “Eepsites.” So why we would use I2P instead of Tor? Both Tor and I2P rely on a peer-to-peer routing structure mixed with layered encryption to make the browsing more private and anonymous.
Even though I2P is less popular and can’t be used to access regular internet sites, I2P is used for various technical reasons. The peer-to-peer routing structure in I2P is more advanced as it doesn’t rely on a trusted directory to see the routing information. The Eavesdropper can capture either outbound or inbound traffic as it uses the narrow tunnels. The I2P requires more configuration on the user’s part than Tor. The I2P must be downloaded and installed after which the configuration is made through the router console. The individual applications must be configured separately to work with I2P. On a web browser, you will need to configure your browser’s proxy settings to use the correct port.
The Deep Web is confused with DarkNet, also called as Black Web, Dark Web, and Black Net. In simple, the Deep web has the data stored online that are not indexable by Normal search engines. You won’t require any special tools or devices to access the deep web; you just need to know, how to look at it and where to look it. There are some specific search engines, wikis, and directories that help the users to locate the information they are looking for. Many Deep Web Search Engines have been shut down due to some legal issues.
Some search engines are still alive, like
IceRocket – It Searches the twitter and blogosphere.
DeeperWeb – It is a Google’s deep web search engine.
Surfwax – It can Index RSS feeds, and it is still working.
The WWW Virtual Library – It is known as the original index of the web and has a directory more than a search engine.
Freebase – Community-powered database includes information on millions of topics.
Stumpedia – Search engine relies on its users to index, organise, and review information coming from the Internet.
WorldCat – It helps to find items in libraries including books, CDs, DVDs, and articles.
Scopus – It searches the academic information.
Evri – It provides you with highly relevant results from articles, papers, blogs, images, audio, and video on the Internet.
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