5 deepweb questions that everyone asks, but no one dares to ask
How does the Deepweb work, what is legal and how do you find it at all? We answer the most important entry-level questions about the Darknet – once and for all.
You can rely on the darknet. It regularly pops up in the headlines, often garnished with horrible cyberspace symbol images or misleading metaphors that describe the "dark web" as the bottom half of an iceberg. Most of the stories are about arms or drug trafficking, sometimes also about dissidents and whistleblowers, to whom the darknet offers protection.
But even more than news of spectacular raids against darknet black markets,most people still care about the simpler questions: this shows at least a look at the comment columns among the articles, the frequently googled questions on the subject or on the formal posts on the darknet,which are on pages like Goodquestion. net. Inquiries like "How do I get to the darknet?", "Darknet – what is it", or"Is the darknet forbidden."
But just because the questions seem simple does not mean that they are unimportant. On the contrary, given the rather hysterical debates about the Deepweb, in the face of politicians' demands of the "dry laying" of the darknet, understanding of what the Deepweb is and how it works in the first place is important. That is why we have taken a look at some of the most frequently asked questions on the Internet to answer them once and for all.
Where can i find the Darknet?
Many paths lead to the darknet. The most well-known and comfortable is the so-called Tor browser. When visiting a website in the Tor network, where all addresses end in .onion, the anonymity of the visitor is maintained. How so? For example, while Google connects directly to the Google server and thus discloses your IP address to the search engine operator, when using the Tor network, one is guided via at least three other servers, so-called nodes, until one reaches the target server, i.e. in our case Google. This means that it is no longer possible to understand who originally wanted to visit the site and what its IP address is. You can download the Tor browser here.
In addition to Tor, there are other networks that encrypt a visitor's address through multiple layers, such as I2P. This system also works with end-to-end encryption and is not dissimilar to the Tor browser. L2P, however, is nowhere near as common as Tor.
What is the difference to Deepweb?
The term darknet usually refers to those parts of the Internet that can only be accessed via such anonymization tools as the Tor browser. Because of its connotation, the term often refers to those 'dark' corners of the darknet where illegal goods such as weapons and drugs are traded. Such darknet black markets, however, only make up part of the darknet.
The Deepweb, on the other hand, is the more technical and sober term, but at the same time the term is also less common. The term refers to all Internet content that cannot be found via search engines. The Deebweb therefore also includes regular Internet forums, which can only be viewed with a password, but also internal networks of companies or those pages that prevent being indexed by Google with the help of certain lines of code.
Ultimately, both terms are often used interchangeably and also with little separation. However, one could say that the darknet is part of the deepweb, while Deepweb pages are not necessarily part of the darknet.
Is it forbidden to go on the darknet?
No, it is generally not forbidden to surf the darknet – why? An example to illustrate this: it is not forbidden to go to Görlitzer Park. But if you buy grass or other drugs there, you will be punished.
The same is true with surfing in the darknet: Generally, of course, you are allowed to surf in the darknet. The point is what you're doing there. But if you order drugs on the darknet, for example, you will of course be liable to prosecution.
How can I find pages on the Darknet now? Google doesn't exist here
That's right. As an alternative, for example, there is the search engine 'Grams', which is much less extensive than Google. Grams works in a similar way to his model Google. However, site operators must allow the search engine to search the contents of its pages via an interface.
Otherwise, you get the links to websites via lists that contain links to darknet pages. The problem: Many pages in the darknet don't stay on the net for much of the time. Many of the lists are therefore out of date. A good starting point, however, is the "Hidden Wiki", which provides a list of some known pages on the darknet.
What if you happened to come across a drug marketplace and accidentally bought something. Can I be traced back?
Generally, even if it is of course much more difficult for the authorities to trace you, if you surf in the darknet, for example, via the Tor browser. Why? Because if you've done everything right, you're surfing almost completely anonymously. Most of the time, the authorities catch criminals on the darknet through mistakes made by the person in question. But there are other ways in which the authorities on the Internet investigate criminals. These include, for example, undercover investigators posing as weapons sellers or tracking transactions with the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin. You can read more ways investigators pack criminal darknet users here.