Friday, 14 October 2016 08:25

Deep Web vs. Dark Web – Is There A Difference?

You may often read or hear things about the so-called deep web and dark web, but often it is not explained as to what these are exactly and if there actually a difference.  In a nutshell, the deep web refers to the whole background behind the 4.7 plus billion websites on the internet, while the dark web is a subset of that.  Read on to learn a little more about these two terms and when they may be used.

Deep web:  When people talk about the deep web what they are actually referring to is all the emails, social media profiles, subscriptions, and all the information you need to fill out a form to access. It is all the stuff that makes up the internet that most users don’t see as is hidden from search engines and for that reason are often subject to a various criminal activity being carried out through it.

Dark web:  As mentioned previously, the dark web is a subsection of the deep web as is where the various criminal activity takes place including those involving pedophiles, drug dealers and terrorists and the dark web’s marketplace is said to generate more than $500,000 per day. This is made possible through the lack of DNS and IP addresses and allows near total anonymity for those hosting the websites.

The dark web is only accessible through special software that allows users to become untraceable to most people.  However, the dark web is constantly monitored by the FBI to a certain degree, and it’s very easy to get caught up in something illegal if you visit it.  So, to keep safe and on the right side of the law, don’t bother with it.  It really isn’t worth it.

Source : trendintech


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