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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 4. Installing a Linux Virtual Machine (VM)

In the previous chapter, we discussed what the future of the Dark Web might be. As you may know, there are various operating systems on the market. Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, and Linux are the most common (not necessarily in that order). The operating system which is the most secure, and the one which we'll be using for several chapters, is Linux.

Linux has many flavors (distros), which we'll discuss in this chapter, including how to install them (we'll talk about one, but the idea is the same for most of them).

Let's start getting our hands dirty by installing Linux, the Tor browser, and accessing the Dark Web.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Linux Distributions
  • Installing and using a Linux VM
  • What else can we do with a Linux VM?