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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

The TOR Project

As we will discuss in detail in a different chapter, one of the ways to connect to the Dark Web is by using the Tor Browser. It allows a user to connect to the Tor network one of the major Dark nets out there.

As we'll discuss, even without connecting to the Tor network, the Tor Browser provides anonymity and privacy while surfing Surface Web websites.

Due to the rising importance of privacy, the Tor Project is focusing even more on this and on security.

One of the main improvements allows users to host websites anonymously and privately.

Tor's anonymity is based on relays—random computers (also referred to as routers or nodes) between which communication is bounced, to obfuscate the route through which communication is performed, effectively hiding the source and destination addresses, and safeguarding their privacy.

The problem arises from weaknesses (vulnerabilities) inherent in Tor, the same as you may find in any software or technology.

For example, if attackers have control...