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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)
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About Packt

Installing and using a Linux VM

Here, we will be installing Ubuntu.

According to the website, the required resources to install Ubuntu Desktop Edition are as follows:

  • 2 GHz dual core processor
  • 2 GB RAM (system memory)
  • 25 GB of hard-drive space (Ubuntu can also be installed on a USB stick, memory card, or external drive)
  • A monitor capable of 1024x768 screen resolution

I installed Ubuntu on a VM, but the process is the same on a PC.

For those of you that don't know what a VM is, you could say that it's a virtual computer, run by specialized software, either on your desktop or in a dedicated environment. These virtual computers are called guests, and they are run on a host OS.

I personally use VMware Workstation, but there are several out there, depending on your host OS and specific requirements.

As with most OSes, Linux can be installed from a DVD, an ISO file, or a USB flash drive. Some people even prefer running their entire OS from a USB flash drive, for enhanced security.

To install...