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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

What is Tails OS?

Tails, which is short for The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is a Debian Linux-based, security- and privacy-focused OS, intended to be run from a USB flash drive or a DVD. As such, Tails doesn't leave any traces on the original OS installed on the PC, either in the memory or the filesystem. This, of course, helps with privacy. The Tor Project funds the development of Tails, along with Mozilla, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and the Debian Project.

As an OS, Tails ships with several default applications, focused on security. For example, Tails uses Tor by default to connect to the internet. Its default browser is Tor Browser. All outgoing communication is routed through the Tor network, and non-anonymous connections are not allowed. It includes applications to encrypt data, a password generator, and tools to minimize the risk when connecting to the internet (all communication, including emails and instant messaging, are encrypted by default).


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