If you know some bit of information about Dark Web and what is it or if you don’t know anything about it. Let’s go little deeper to this article to understand what exactly the dark web is.
First start with the Surface:
Search engines rely on pages that contain links to find and identify content. You’ll find that this is a great way for finding new content on the web that most of the people generally care about (blogs, news, etc.). But this technique of navigating links also misses a lot of content. Let’s go a little deeper to find out exactly what type of content is missed.
Def.: the Deep Web is anything that a search engine can’t find
As we know how the search engine works it just dives into the ocean of internet and finds information but what about that information which still remains from the crawlers of a search engine. Similar is the case of the search engine crawlers, they haven’t identified various parts of the World Wide Web, and we call it the Deep Web
For instance, the search engines won’t be able to access the servers and websites hosting data about some government-led secret mission. It’s just the internet that isn’t within reach of standard search engine crawlers
Def.: Dark Web is a small portion of the Deep Web
The Dark Web (also called Darknet) is a subset of the Deep Web that is not only not indexed and an encrypted network built on existing internet, but that also requires some special software or tools to be able to access it.
The best example of Darknet is Tor or The Onion Router it provides the anonymity to the user. It Requires Tor Browser to access Tor network. This is the portion of the Internet most widely known for illicit activities because of the anonymity associated with the TOR network.
The Darknet is a network, and the Deep Web constitutes the chunk of the World Wide Web that is beyond the reach of the search engines. The Deep web is the part of an internet that isn’t necessarily malicious but is simply too large or obscure to be indexed due to the limitations of crawling to search engine (like Google/Bing).
The Dark Web is the part of the non-indexed part of the Internet (the Deep Web) that is used by those who are purposely trying to control access because they have a strong desire for privacy, or because what they’re doing is illegal.