What is Deep Web and Dark Web : Everything you need to know
In the article we will explain the Deep Web, how it differs from the Dark Web.
The deep web is a part of WWW but the contents of deep web are not indexed by standard search engines, so we can also call invisible web or hidden web. It’s just any page that you simply can’t reach to without having the actual URL and the permissions to access it.
When you search for something on Google, Bing, Yahoo etc, actually you are searching an indexed web page that has been able to find by the search engine. Search engines use web crawler software to find and index web pages known as Spiders. However, those web pages that cannot be crawled or indexed by spiders called deep web or deepnet.
Some methods which prevent web pages from being indexed may be categorized as one or more of the following :
- Contextual web
- Dynamic content
- Limited access content
- Non- HTML / Text content
- Private Web
- Scripted content
- Unlinked content
- Web archives
Dark web is different from deep web. The dark web can not be accessed through the standard browsers. It is the encrypted network that exists between Tor servers and their clients. You may know Tor for its ability to hide your identity and activity. You can use Tor to spoof your location so it appears you’re in a different country to where you are really located, making it much like using a VPN service. The Dark web is also used by internet activists and journalists to stay anonymous to passing or gathering information, especially in those countries where the internet is heavily censored.
The Dark web mostly used for selling illegal products such as drugs or hacked credentials, and also houses websites dealing with weapons and child pornography etc.
Note, No any tools are bad until the law broken. similarly, the Drak web is not completely a thing of evil.