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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

The good and evil side of the Dark Web

Most of what we hear in the media is about criminal activities, such as drugs, weapons, and human trafficking, but in reality, there are many other benevolent and beneficial ways to use the Dark Web.

It's important to understand that the Dark Web provides an environment where people can express themselves freely and without censure (for better or worse), gain access to knowledge or content which otherwise would be very expensive to obtain (or even criminal), and find similarly-minded people, subcultures or hobbies (or any other uniting factor).

As with any tool or technology (and yes, I know I'm paraphrasing), the Dark Web isn't inherently evil.

It's populated by people, and it is these people who use the Dark Web for good or evil. Some say that the original intent of the Dark Web was to be an online Utopia, populated by people of every nation, religion and gender, sharing information freely, and working together for the benefit of all.

Sounds like a science...