Dark Web VS Deep Web: What Is Each And How Do They Work?
Deep Web VS Dark Web. You have probably heard about such concepts. Recently, they have become increasingly used. However, have you ever thought about the real meaning of these terms? No doubt, both sound intimidating. They rather reflect the illegal side of the net or related to hacker attacks.
If you have special knowledge about Internet systems, you have heard about another term – “intellectual web”.
Oh, did I confuse you even more? Let’s not waste time and learn more about deep and dark web.
We’ll pay attention not only to the essence of concepts and access options but also to the dangerous question of their using and other possibilities of implementation.
P.S.: Note that this short and useful guide is suitable even for non-professionals. So, feel free to share it with your friends who want to understand this topic as well.
What is the deep web?
Deep web is specific and non-indexed for search engine sites. In other words, if you enter a particular query, the site that is located in the deep web won’t be shown by the popular search engines.
Do you want to visit the site that is located in the deep web? So, you should exactly know the whole address or have URL link. Plus, you can use an existing link of the desired site on another resource and click on it to readdress to the site. However, you won’t find the needed site in the search engine.
It doesn’t mean that deep web includes only illegal sites. Most sites are completely legal, for instance, such as media giants like Amazon or Netflix. Something else is important here: these sites are individualized for web clients, not for the search engine, so it is difficult to index them.
What is the dark web?
Dark web is really the deepest and most illegal layer of the Internet. Unlike the deep web, where sites can still be found on other web resources, dark websites you can’t find anywhere if you do not know the exact address.
What sites can be found on the dark web?
- Illegal sales: drugs, weapons, documents, files, etc.;
- Collection of scanned books;
- The private Wiki-portal;
- The Wikileaks Documents;
- Collections of private photos and videos.
This is only a small part. Of course, such a list of sites is exclusively for the amateur.
Anyone interested in a secure and protected Internet chooses the dark web from the point of view of additional software that can not be found in universal search access.
Why? The answer is simple: states and commercial organizations are opposed to creating such resources. Today, when half of humanity uses classic software, it is very easy for such organizations to control us and our data because they have open access to all the necessary files of a certain user.
In other cases, when the user chooses software that is located in the dark web, third-parties lose control over the user and cannot track and collect data, since they no longer have access to it.
These networks include the F2F router or each other. It means that in the process of transferring information between people, only two people play a role – the sender and the recipient. The third parties simply do not have access to the data.
Such a safety system provides a special P2P connection. It is usually encrypted by a complex encryption method and protected by a password.
For instance, Utopia P2P Ecosystem. It is a secure platform built on the principles of decentralization. Utopia is a system within a system that is protected by multi-level encryption based on an elliptic core and 256AES.
It includes several built-in tools, such as messenger, mail, crypto wallet, and anonymous browser. Individual access to the system opens a personal key that is generated at the registration stage. By the way, the whole process of registration and using the ecosystem is completely anonymous.
Is it illegal to be on the deep web and dark web?
Let’s talk about the legal matter of using such systems. Certainly, you can use it because such webs are legal for using. But, you should choose the private system like Utopia that can give the wide and protected access to the usage.
Moreover, even your old blog that you wrote 5 years ago, can be placed in the deep web. How comes it? It’s simple. Your blog is old and there is no actual information and relevant content now. A bit of surprise, right?
But if we talk about the materials that you can find when surfing such networks, then the answer is no, they are illegal. We have already noted several of these things above.
However, you should carefully choose a tool that provides secure access to dark and deep web. Previously, we’ve talked about several private tools that provide possible protection within the deep and dark web.
Can you get in trouble for looking at the dark web?
Undoubtedly, the dark web is a dangerous space. Here, the new technologies rules. It is suitable for people who want to ensure their safety, and at the same time, are ready for any technologies. It is important for such users to comply with all the rules of online privacy and not expose their data to possible hacking or leaks.
After all, the dark web is a space where your stolen data ends up after hacker attacks. Then, they can be sold to third parties who will blackmail you for their profit. If you interested in the matter of cyber threats, one of our articles can help you to consider the topic and protect yourself on the net.
However, if you choose the right tool for using it, based on decentralization, the risk will be zero. More about the benefits of decentralized network vs centralized have been listed in the blog. Read and stay in touch with useful information.
If you still decided to leave the surface web and plunge into the wide expanses of new Internet possibilities, then pay attention to the following points:
- Choose private tools based on the principle of decentralization;
- Create reliable passwords when registering on various sites. No funny passwords, just strong and complex passwords;
- Use an anonymous browser that will not leave any traces;
- Read all the notifications that come to your device, and do not mindlessly agree to install unnecessary programs, etc.
- Make sure that the tools you choose are really safe and reliable.
These are must-have points you should follow.