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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


Like any technology, from coffeemakers to cellphones, the Dark Web can be used both for good and for evil. The fact that anonymity is held practically sacred there has many effects. The Tor project is based on the belief that anonymity is a requirement for a free and functional society.  

Also, according to the Tor Project website, the majority of Dark Web activity is not centered on illegal activity. Only about 1.5% of traffic on the Dark Web is related to illegal activity (such as sales and services).

And due to the illegal activity, there are a lot of undercover law-enforcement agents all over the Dark Web. The anonymity that criminals enjoy on the Dark Web makes it equally easy for  the police to find and stop them. Due to the nature of the Dark Web, it's nearly impossible to know who you're communicating with. The police can and go undercover, posing as a member of any number of professions, such as drug dealers or killers for hire.

Online stings occur, after people looking for...