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Hands-On Dark Web Analysis

By : Sion Retzkin
Book Image

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

Online scams

One of the dangers that exist both on the Surface Web and the Dark Web are scams.

Scams on the Dark Web are many and varied. Scams on Dark Web markets are common, as are ones performed by independent sellers

I'll talk about some of these in this chapter.

But one of the dangers are index sites, such as the Hidden Wiki. It's a site, founded in 20111, that lists links to Dark Web sites. It went down in 2013, but it was cloned and still works.

Although most of the links are valid (people pay money to list their Dark Web site there), there are sites which are posted there for the sole purpose of scamming people, and stealing their money.

Never, ever provide or write your debit or credit card numbers while on Dark Web sites. Never provide your true personal information. Since there's no real way of verifying someone's identity on the Dark Web, it's safer to hide your own.

That's part of anonymity and being anonymous

 The following screenshot is of the Hidden Wiki:

Screenshot of Hidden Wiki...