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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

Onion websites

Many companies have started creating websites in the Dark Web, mainly to allow access in countries where there might be prohibitions on using them openly. One example is Facebook, which in October 2014 announced that they had added a Dark Web version in order to prevent access issues that happened when Tor users accessed their accounts through Facebook's regular site. The Dark Web version also allows users from countries that limit access to Facebook to be able to enjoy the social network. The following screenshot displays the Facebook onion site:

Several advertising companies also create sites in the Dark Web, to provide their services to users who want to view ads, but still want to maintain their privacy and security. As you may know, many ads collect information about us, and some are even considered malware. This is one of the reasons that adblockers were developed. For example, Adland, a site boasting the largest collections of Super Bowl commercials in the world, curates...