What is the Dark Web

Updated Jul 17, 2020・2 minute read Post By Dev Dojo
What is the Dark Web

What is this interesting and enticing term? The DARK WEB. It sounds like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but it's not (well... Not yet anyway). But the reality is that there are many parts of the internet that are hidden from the public, which is referred to as the Dark Web.

In this article, we will explain to you the different parts of the web which include the Public Web, the Deep Web, and the Dark Web.

Check out the infographic below that will explain each of these terms that we will go into further detail below.

The Dark Web

Public Web

As the infographic above explains, the Public Web is the web that is available and easy to find on the internet. These websites are indexed by search engines and can be accessed by typing in a particular keyword on any popular search engine such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing.

The Public Web makes up only around 4% of all the internet, which is actually still pretty big. The internet is much larger than most people might expect.

Deep Web

The Deep Web is the pages and websites that are available on the internet; however, they cannot be found through popular Search Engines. Each of these websites would need to be accessed from some archive forums or the user would have to type in the domain name directly.

The Deep Web makes up a large portion of the internet, about 94%. The Deep Web can contain websites that do some shady shit or they could just be sites that never got indexed by search engines.

Dark Web

This is the portion of the internet that is only accessible via an anonymous connection, and this is typically where all the shady shit happens.

The Dark Web can be accessed using the Tor Web Browser, which bounces off of several different IP addresses and exits through an anonymous IP address, which makes your connection and searches completely hidden and anonymous.

The Dark Web has been reported to have sold illegal drugs, hire a hitman, and many other illegal activities.

Now, even though there is bad stuff happening on the dark web, there is also a reason you may want to be on the dark web. Surprisingly Facebook has a version that is accessible via the dark web, this is because many countries block sites and social networks. So, by allowing Facebook to be accessed by the Dark Web, it allows anyone in any country to access the website.

It's pretty crazy that there is this whole other internet out there. It is both interesting and frightening at the same time. But at least after reading this article, you are aware of the different types of Websites available.

There's definitely some cool shit out there, and there's also some scary shit out there. So, if you decide to check out the Dark Web make sure to be cautious and search safely.

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