What is a darknet

It’s not as anonymous and not as secure as it seems.

We warn you right away: in this article we talk about the dark side of the Internet. It is dark because people there feel freedom and impunity and therefore tend to commit crimes. It’s a shame to commit crimes, and a thief should be in jail.

But to the point.

It is considered that there are three types of Internet:

Visible internet. We come here every day. These are the usual sites: social networks, search engines, forums and the website of the magazine “Code”. All of them are in the segment of the visible Internet. Any necessary information can be found by keywords, because almost all sites are indexed by search robots.

Deep Internet. These are the sites whose content does not get into the search results: this is a huge world of websites for employees, closed databases and other service pages. Technically, they can be accessed via the Internet, but for this you need to know your username and password. There is nothing illegal in them, but it is impossible to get there without special access.What is the difference between authorization and authentication

Darknet. A hidden network inside the Internet that is not visible in the usual ways. It works according to the same principles as the TOR network, you can only get into it through TOR. This network was specially created hidden and anonymous so that no one could censor or restrict the activities of participants.

The meaning of the darknet is anonymity, but the network itself does not guarantee anonymity automatically. To comply with it, using TOR alone is not enough. A person can leave some data about himself on the forum that can reveal his real identity, or download a Trojan that will monitor him. In this regard, the darknet is exactly the same as the regular Internet — the more you post data about yourself, the easier it is to calculate you.