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How Dangerous Is the Darknet?

Apr 9

The dark web is a part of the internet that is not accessible through traditional search engines. It can only be accessed using specialised software, and even then it is often difficult to find what you are looking for.

What if you click a link that leads to something bad on the dark web?

In most situations, you'll be fine. The police are uninterested in accidental clicks--assuming they even noticed it. According to Loren Svargaard, from the site, "[a]fter all we're talking about people using Tor in most cases, which will shield their IP. Also, hackers will still not be able to enter your computer just because you clicked a link."

Note, many of the following topics you find on the darknet may also be scams according to cybersecurity experts.

Exploiting opportunities to commit fraud in the credit card industry - laundering stolen credit card information

Tor-based e-commerce sites for illegal products and services, known as Darknet markets - are becoming increasingly popular.

Hacking services are advertised on the dark web, but no confirmed reports have surfaced indicating they aren't frauds.

There are a few different ways to access the dark web. The most common is to use a darknet browser such as TOR or Freenet. These browsers allow you to access websites that are not indexed by traditional search engines.

Another way to access the dark web is through dark net markets. These are online marketplaces that sell illegal goods and services. They are often used by criminals to buy and sell drugs, weapons, and other illicit items.

Finally, there are some dark web sites that can only be accessed through specialised software known as onion routers. These sites are often used for illegal activity such as child pornography or drug dealing. You should stay away if you know what's good for you.

The dark web can be a dangerous place. Many of the people who use it are criminals, and there is a lot of illegal activity taking place. If you choose to access the dark web, you should be very careful about what you do and where you go. Make sure you have a good understanding of how to use the software and stay away from any illegal activity.