Updated: more links at bottom
You know what? I've decided to post some info to get you all started on exploring this a little bit. Mods, take out the link to the Hidden Wiki if you
think that its against ToC... So first, a disclaimer:
BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO DO IN THE DEEPWEB!!! You are NOT completely anonymous, you CAN be traced, and due to the nature of many things in
this part of the web, TPTB WILL actively look for and detain you!!
You have been warned. Have I scared you away yet? Good. This isn't a place to mess around in. I recommend you only visit clean forums in onion-land,
stay away from anything shifty-looking. I am not joking.
OK! Down to business. The general info about these things are in the OP.
1) Download TOR
This package should
have everything you need. I'm running Ubuntu, so I had to go through a few more steps to get this working -
Consult their installation instructions
to install everything. They also have a good
, it helped me solve a couple issues in setting it up.
2) Get TorButton
(Firefox users ONLY)
This installs an add-on that puts a nifty little button in Firefox that easily lets you enable/disable TOR browsing.
3) Go Here
after it's all installed to check it TOR is working properly. General tip: TOR is
, you're tunneling through points all over the world, so be patient. This is not recommended for "normal" browsing purposes.
4) The Hidden Wiki
This site is a somewhat up-to-date portal to .onion sites that do not want to be seen by search engines/the public - but they do
want to be
seen and used by Deepnet seekers. That is to say, these aren't spy agencies or organized terrorist cells (other than AnonOps - yes, their site is on
there and is accessible) - although those things ARE on Deepnet, there's no way they'd ever give their links/passwords to the Hidden Wiki.
I can't stress enough: many of the things accessible through this portal are of "questionable legality" (aka, DON'T GO THERE), you can
traced, and the authorities intently watch
every single one of these sites. Stick with open blogs and safe forums. The Hidden Wiki itself IS
safe to look at though.
This link only works when TOR is enabled:
Torgle (Tor search engine, I haven't been able to successfully search yet but it's supposedly being worked on, try your luck):
TorDir (another onion list): dppmfxaacucguzpc.onion...
There are other .onion pages available if you're willing to dig, but generally they're not worth looking into. Lots of the interesting stuff
(government secrets, black ops forums, etc etc) you will NEVER find.
Good luck, and stay safe. It's good to be curious, but you know what curiosity did to the cat....
edit on 19-2-2011 by pforkp because: added
more onion links
edit on 19-2-2011 by pforkp because: typos