Dark web is defined as a part of the Internet that is only visible to people with special software that allows them to hide their identities. It is known for providing illegal info and services.
The Internet is often broken down into 3 different parts:
- The surface web: What you see in search engines like Google.
- The dark web: What Google doesn’t see like password protected pages.
- The deep web: The anonymous, slightly complex part of the Internet where illegal activities often occur.
While the phrases “dark web” and “deep web” are often used interchangeable, there is a difference as seen above. And while the deep web is known for providing illegal information, services and products (drugs, hackers, etc.) not all is bad.
The deep web is only accessible through the free anonymous browser known as TOR. Though accessing it only through TOR may not be enough to keep you truly anonymous.