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So I checked out the dark web...

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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 02:56 AM
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So I checked out the Darkweb for the first time. Wow that's a messed up place. It's nuts. But it's no wonder a lot of people become hackers. Wow, kinda astonishing what's out there. Sorry I'm not saying go see. Really it's more of a novelty. I saw and I probably wont' even venture back. But still it's pretty bizzare to say the lease. Your thoughts?




posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:02 AM
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a reply to: bigpatato

Vaguest thread in the history of ATS?



Ok maybe not... but how about a link or something...

or a beer?




posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:07 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

You think bigpatato is already old enough for beer?
*scnr*


I'll take one, thnx!



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:12 AM
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Well I don't want to exactly promote what's in there. I just think it's a very weird place to go see.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:16 AM
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how did you get there



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:29 AM
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originally posted by: bigpatato
So I checked out the Darkweb for the first time. Wow that's a messed up place. It's nuts. But it's no wonder a lot of people become hackers. Wow, kinda astonishing what's out there. Sorry I'm not saying go see. Really it's more of a novelty. I saw and I probably wont' even venture back. But still it's pretty bizzare to say the lease. Your thoughts?


As long as you realise can still be identified while using Tor browser.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:09 AM
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thats the last place i will check out..my ole friend is good at telling me stories and explianing them to me and listening to her is enough!
she watches movies then explains what they mean and then its not so scary...a real artist!



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:51 AM
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originally posted by: cherokeetroy
how did you get there


Just download tor.

Just dont randomly browse as there is some #ed up # there.
edit on 30-9-2016 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 06:39 AM
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Dare I say it has it uses for good.. Back in the day if you used a burned USB or DVD of the "tails" operating system and then went through TOR you would be almost undetectable then just destroy the USB or DVD after.. I believe Snowden said this was the protocol he used, there are a lot of Journalists and people where the freedom of Internet is highly restricted that use it for communication and document sharing.

I would think since it has become almost a "main stream" myth where even the average joe can access it with a little information I would expect that the whole place is crawling with honey traps.

Personally if you go on there and go looking for the really horrible stuff at some point you will get a knock on the door.

The media will have you believe its all drugs and chid porn and every other vice you can think off but I am certain people around the world are using it for just s bit more cover, such as the people listed above..

At the end of the day it is full of undocumented material, in some respct it was the first Wikileaks..

RA



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: bigpatato

Now you've made the governments list....don't be fooled. You went there...no matter TOR or not....they've got better and more advanced encription software...don't kid yourself now that you went there.

Tape over your webcam and mic....and listen for strange beeps on your phones, TV and computers...

Hey...good luck ya know?




posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 09:32 AM
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Half of what you see on the dark web is total crap, people can easily create all sorts of bogus sites and since its on the dark web it must be true...just stay away from the 'candy' sites and you'll be fine generally.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 10:16 AM
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I agree slider, sure it is mainly trawled by hackers and other people dealing in nefarious activities, but it has its uses. Privacy.
I set up a few relays behind my router and used the onion router, browsed around, checked out some forums. It wasn't shiver inducing fear. Unless you are too stupid to fall for the "buy stolen credit cards for $10 and pay for it by using your own credit card (LOL) ", or you are actually intending to purchase drugs, browse pedo forums and other violent gross sexual stuff out there, you should be safe. A bit of network security and encryption knowledge helps. Most of the worst stuff is inside closed doors anyway, members only.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 11:54 AM
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Sorry man.. I don't believe you. Why?

The "dark web" is just the normal web but with the addition to the places you can't get to by using chrome or IE because they block those sites in search.

Pray-tell, what sites did you SEARCH for on the "dark web" that makes you say this? I mean... It doesn't just pop up on your browser and say "Killer for Hire" or "Buy my drugs" or "10$ Favors from Lips Bigums". You actually have to download a TOR browser or something similar and actually search for very specific things to even find the back ally websites that doesn't show up in Google or Yahoo on your standard Big Company browser.



I will add.. I use TOR and I've never to this day, come across a site that doesn't show up on any other browser. I've found sites that doesn't by looking up specific "tools". It's a great source for anti-hacking just as much as pro-hacking. My personal home system uses only TOR browser with a VPN simply because I like to give the man the finger. Is there anything illegal on my system? Nope. I simply like my privacy.

"No, you must be hiding something". Yes.. My personal information and my personal likes. But are they illegal? Nope. Would I discuss them with family or friends? Sure. None of it is rated R interests. I'm a techie. I like techie stuff and I don't like big browsers stealing and selling my info no matter how trivial it might be.


But to the point. The "Dark Web" is a place for evil things but only if you actually go out looking for them. They don't just come to you.





edit on 30-9-2016 by StallionDuck because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 09:12 PM
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There are search engines to browse dark web links on the clearnet. Of course that would be pointless and generally stupid. Vice-versa you can use TOR for normal clearnet usage to maintain your anonymity but the sites that you visit may have content/code vulnerabilities that would break TOR encryption. So best to go through TOR/I2P to dark/deep web classifieds, hidden wiki and other pages which keep provide .onion links or use the darkweb search engines torch/ddg to search dark web urls.




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