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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 Tor on Linux

Installing software on Linux is usually very easy. There are several ways to install Tor Browser, and as I mentioned, we'll discuss a few in this chapter.

Let's start with a classic installation, by accessing the Tor Project website, via a browser. The default browser that ships with Ubuntu is Firefox, which is what we'll use.

Although you might think that this would be the best way to install Tor Browser, it's actually the least secure, since the Tor Project website is continuously targeted by hackers and might have any number of security or privacy issues on it.

Instead of just downloading Tor Browser and immediately installing it (which is dangerous), you can either download the file and verify its hash (to verify that it is indeed the correct one), or you could install it through other methods, for example, via the Terminal, by using Linux commands, or from the Ubuntu Software Center.


We'll start by going over the steps to download Tor Browser from the Tor Project...