The Dark Web
The TOR (The Onion Router) was founded by the US military researcher’s experts in 1990. With the use of this intelligence operatives were allowed to exchange their information anonymously. In order to maintain their secrecy, they released the TOR in the public, more the traffic more it will be hard to filter out the government messages from the general public messages.
Soon, TOR was widely spread, and today it is a critical part of the so-called “The Dark Web” a network of untraceable activity and hidden websites too. By now TOR hosts approximately 30K.
To visit a site on the Dark Web that is using Tor encryption, the web user needs to be using Tor. Just as the end user’s IP is bounced through several layers of encryption to appear to be at another IP address on the Tor network, so is that of the website.
How to access the Dark Web
Technically, this is not a difficult process. You simply need to install and use Tor. Go to www.torproject.org and download the Tor Browser Bundle, which contains all the required tools. Run the downloaded file, choose an extraction location, then open the folder and click Start Tor Browser. That’s it.
According to Bruce Schneier, a computer security expert.
“Internet anonymity is vital for people living in countries where you can be arrested, tortured, and killed for the things you do online. This is why the US government was instrumental in developing the technology, and why the US State Department continued to fund Tor over the years.”
According to Troels Oerting, former cyber-crime chief
“The Tor network hides criminals. I know it was not the intention, but that’s the outcome and this [was] my job, to tell society what the trade-off is here. By having no possibility to penetrate it, criminals can continue their crimes on a global network. It’s very, very difficult for the police to penetrate, so it’s risk-free crime.”
According to Dr. Joss Wright, Internet researcher
“We should not shy away from the negative uses of Tor any more than we should ignore its benefits. Preventing individuals from communicating without being tracked, watched, logged, and profiled, however, would be a huge blow to our society.”
Tor is free for everyone, so download it and go Vanish.