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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

Tails OS installation prerequisites

As with all installations of software (OSes are software), we need to verify the installation requirements before beginning.


For Tails, the hardware installation requirements are as follows:

  • A 64-bit x86-64 compatible processor (except for PowerPC or ARM)
  • 2 GB of RAM 
  • A way to boot either from a DVD or USB flash drive

There are several ways to install and use Tails, depending on the OS of the computer on which you'll be installing Tails.

The time it takes and the complexity of the installation process is also affected by the source computer.

Tails can be installed from Windows, Debian, Ubuntu, or Mint Linux, or almost any other Linux distros. (macOS isn't really supported, but you can always install Tails as a virtual machine in macOS.) 

Although I won't go into detail for all of the possible source OSes in this book, I will outline the general processes for most of them, and provide detailed instructions for Linux (Ubuntu).