Like I said, I try to stay away as well, never heard anything good coming out of it, but I can say that I'm sure there are A LOT of good, legitimate
things on it.
Basically the "deep web' is anything that the search engines can't index or see.
Let's say you have a web server on your home router (or computer behind the router). You have your public "www" folder which is all the folders
accessible to peopel on the web. If you submit your IP address to Google/bing, they will "Crawl" your address and your WWW folder and see what is in
there. Bam you are on the public net.
Now say you have other folders like "DDD" (deep dark dank) and there is a bunch of stuff you don't want ever joe blow to see, but only people you
invite or who have links or are referred to you. This folder can be accessed in a number of ways. you can apply for a domain address (like what you
use to get to ATS), and it is usually something like this: DH4o25kleDHJjDn42dl33gfWh4.onion and this address can change every few hours to days,
months to never. The more it chages the more secure but more difficult to find. So once it changes how do you find it again? Well this is the weak
link ATM. It is posted in certain places. Some sites break up the address between multiple locations, some throw in fake parts and other jazz. You
really have to be "in the know" to find some of these sites. Once you get the long string of alpha-numeric numbers you use a browser like TOR
(sometimes called an onion router), which breaks up the traffic.
A conventional site may look like it is one building - traffic flowing in and out are all going to one site, but an onion router, the traffic going in
and out could be "teleported" anywhere - like to another "building"/server. This service relies on people opening up their router/computer to act as
a "middleman' for entry/routing/exit nodes, so it is a massive distributed networking system that breaks up traffic among MANY "buildings" and
recombines the data when it gets to the destination, oh an it is usually all encrypted as well, making everything that much more difficult to
decipher. The best way to crack a deep web site is by sitting on exit nodes and following traffic flows, which is why it is good idea to switch up
methods of running the nodes and even limiting what sites can be visited from day to day (if you ban a site on Mon, someone else will have access to
it, but you will have more bandwidth for other sites). It is complex and there are a lot of downsides to it as well, that I won't get into.
Yes there is a problem with hiding pornography within normal pictures and I have even heard it is done with movies. I beleive it is called
steganography and it is one of the most insidious forms of technology (when used for child porn or snuff) that I can imagine, but it is also very
useful for hiding things like account passwords, secret messages, notes, and other things you don't want easily found. The problem is that I think
there have been prosecutions of people with content on their computers that had hidden porn within regular pictures (like wallpaper backgrounds). I
heard there was a 24GB wall paper blu ray that was like 75% child porn but hidden behind beautiful scenery and the average person would never now it
was hidden there. I heard a lot of this is sold in Europe and Asia, Especially Thailand and China - but that is gossip, so take that for what you
The Dark web could also be a place where you host your entire 5,000 CD collection, 2,000 DVD's and 10,000 books. You don't want to get busted for
copy right infringement, so you don't make it public, but only accessible to those you give the address to and it makes it almost impossible to trace
where the files are being hosted - on some cheap $100 laptop with a 4TB external hard drive plugged in running off a pirated WiFi connection in their
apartment building. That is also a large part of the Dark web. Or sharing "banned books", or books that used to be accepted but now b/c of politics
are looked at as 'terroristic" or maybe they encourage family values. In some countries the Bible would be on the dark web (myanmar) as whell as the
korahn and Torah. Just about anything can be found on it and people who can hack have even more access than the invited people as they can get into
parts that aren't supposed to be shared so dark web hosts set themselves up as being targets for hackers looking for thinks like bank accoutns, and
worthy blackmail information
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