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Thursday, March 7, 2013

How to access the secret Internet AKA The Deep Web


What is the deep web? 

The deep web is that part of the internet that is not accessible through regular searches on google or on other search engines. 

Here are some facts about the deep web...
  1. The size of the public information on the deep web is 400-500 times larger than the information on the surface web.
  2. The deep web has 7500 TB(terabytes) of information while the surface web has 19 TB of information.
  3. The deep web has 500 billion of documents compared to the 1 billion on the surface web.
  4. The HQ content on the deep web is up to 200 times greater than the HQ content on the surface web.
  5. Almost 95% of the deep web can be accessed without registering/ having a subscription.


Who usually accesses the deep web?

Beneath the surface web there are hackers, scientists, drug dealers, assassins, kidnappers, perverts, police, feds, physicists, sociologists ets.

A good reference point on the deep web is the hidden wiki. 

What is the hidden wiki?

The hidden wiki is like wikipedia. It is part of the ".onion" network and it can be accessible only through the TOR network. 


What is the TOR network?

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis

Can i access the hidden wiki?
The answer is yes, you can access it only through TOR.
A picture of the hidden wiki can be found here: http://i.imgur.com/Xq7ih.png


How do i connect to the deep web? 

To connect to the deep web you will need to have Tor.
You can download Tor Bundle from this link: https://www.torproject.org/

Tor bundle is a version of Firefox that is pre-cofigured with TOR button. It is configured to not keep cookies and javascript is disabled for enhancing the security.

Explore the invisible web here http://infomine.ucr.edu/

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