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Hands-On Dark Web Analysis

By : Sion Retzkin
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Hands-On Dark Web Analysis

By: Sion Retzkin

Overview of this book

The overall world wide web is divided into three main areas - the Surface Web, the Deep Web, and the Dark Web. The Deep Web and Dark Web are the two areas which are not accessible through standard search engines or browsers. It becomes extremely important for security professionals to have control over these areas to analyze the security of your organization. This book will initially introduce you to the concept of the Deep Web and the Dark Web and their significance in the security sector. Then we will deep dive into installing operating systems and Tor Browser for privacy, security and anonymity while accessing them. During the course of the book, we will also share some best practices which will be useful in using the tools for best effect. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience working with the Deep Web and the Dark Web for security analysis
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Chapter 1. Understanding the Deep and Dark Web

The Deep Web, the Dark Web, the Dark Net.

We've all heard about them, if it's from a movie, TV show, the news, or even a friend or a neighbor. Most people view them as the same thing, which is as a depraved and illegal area on the internet, where sex-traffickers, drug dealers, weapons dealers, and others lurk in wait for innocent users.

The truth is very far from this. In this book, we'll understand what the Deep Web, the Dark Web, and the Dark Net are, how to access them safely and securely, who uses them and, ultimately, how we can use them for beneficial and good uses, rather than what the media publishes about them.

But, in order to fully understand them, we need to understand the origins of the internet, and how it works, as they are intrinsically connected.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter: 

  • The origin of the internet
  • The Deep Web
  • The Dark Web