What is the Dark Web? How to Access It Safely?

Gannicus Oliver  - Tech Journalist
Last updated: November 17, 2023
Read time: 33 minutes

Wish to have robust dark web safety? This guide tells you all there is to know about the darknet and how to access both the deep web and dark web safely.

The dark web, the subset of the Deep Web, is the intentionally hidden online content that regular search engines do not index. Consequently, it is unapproachable via standard browsers and requires specific tools like the TOR browser to access it. Despite having some positive aspects, it mainly serves as a paradise for criminal minds. For instance, it hosts illegal websites and facilitates the sale/purchase of banned chemicals and drugs, weapons, stolen data, and other inappropriate material. Therefore, it is extremely risky to access content on the dark web. Thus, preventive security methods are crucial for ensuring safe and anonymous dark web surfing.

You think you know too much about the Internet, right? But how much do you know about the dark wonders of the internet? That is probably why you’re on this page.

Like real life, the internet is so broad that it will take a lifetime to traverse. In fact, even before you’re halfway done, a lot of content would have been added that you’ll need to start all over again.

We already know it, but how many are aware that the content you encounter on the web is merely the tip of the iceberg of information?

As per several studies, the hidden internet is so vast that it is impossible to know precisely how many pages or websites are active simultaneously.

This web was once the haunt of hackers, special forces, and criminals. However, thanks to new technologies, such as encryption and anonymity tools like a VPN or Tor browser, it is now possible to delve into it if desired.