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Lets Talk "Deep Web"...........

by Wonder-Woman-1977 / February 13, 2016 2:18 AM PST


I am a person that is just downright curious about pretty much lots of things computer and internet.......so now Alex (Trebeck) I'll take Deep Web for $1000 please....LOL! I have installed the Tor Onion browser now can anyone tell me how to actually get around and find things on the Deep Web without having to meet covert operatives in underground super villain lairs and give secret hand shakes? How does a person search on there?

Any starter tips would be appreciated.........

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Are you saying you like to live dangerously?
by Steven Haninger / February 13, 2016 2:38 AM PST

The earth is strewn with the bodies of those who choose that tack. A favorite expression of mine addresses those who come back from such endeavors looking for help. Remember that what comes home on the bottom of your shoes depends on in whose yard you went walking.

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Tor is it
by James Denison / February 13, 2016 8:59 AM PST

"The Dark Web is a term that refers specifically to a collection of websites that are publicly visible, but hide the IP addresses of the servers that run them. Thus they can be visited by any web user, but it is very difficult to work out who is behind the sites. And you cannot find these sites using search engines.

Almost all sites on the so-called Dark Web hide their identity using the Tor encryption tool. You may know Tor for its end-user-hiding properties. You can use Tor to hide your identity, and spoof your location. When a website is run through Tor it has much the same effect.

Indeed, it multiplies the effect. To visit a site on the Dark Web that is using Tor encryption, the web user needs to be using Tor. Just as the end user's IP is bounced through several layers of encryption to appear to be at another IP address on the Tor network, so is that of the website. So there are several layers of magnitude more secrecy than the already secret act of using Tor to visit a website on the open internet - for both parties (See also: How to delete your Google location history)."

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You encourage this?
by Steven Haninger / February 13, 2016 9:55 AM PST
In reply to: Tor is it

Should I suppose you'd happily take your grandchildren skulking around in places like that? Mixing curiosity with temptation doesn't guarantee satisfying results.

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(NT) what's my grandchildren have to do with it?
by James Denison / February 13, 2016 10:01 AM PST
In reply to: You encourage this?
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Grandchildren. It doesn't exactly look like Disneyland
by Steven Haninger / February 13, 2016 11:24 AM PST

More like Soho. Well...maybe having a family member take them is better than having them discover the place themselves.

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