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Deep Web: what it is, how it works and what are the dangers

Here’s everything you need to know about the Deep Web: what it is, what it is, what the dangers are within it, and how it works.

Dark Web or Deep Web: these are terms that are heard more and more often and the curiosity around the hidden, deeper side of the internet is very high. The Deep Web has returned to talk even after the war in Russia in Ukraine and the choice of Vladimir Putin’s government to abandon the Internet to move to the Intranet and have greater control over information. So let’s see what the Deep Web is, how it works, what are the dangers you can encounter and everything you need to know about it.

Deep Web: what it is

Let’s start from the basics by defining what the Deep Web is. To explain it, the example that is usually used is that of the iceberg that represents the whole world of the network: the part that emerges from the water is the internet we know, the web accessible. The submerged part is instead the Deep Web, or that part of the World Wide Web that is not indexed by common search engines.

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Warning: Deep Web and Dark Web are not synonymous but there are some differences between these two aspects of the submerged Web.

Deep Web and Dark Web: the differences

The Dark Werb is a part of the Deep Web. In the Dark Web, the websites whose IP address is hidden and can only be accessed through special software that act as a bridge between the Internet and the Darknet. The pages created on the Dark Web guarantee total anonymity and manage to escape any control, which is why a lot of illegal activities take place in this dark area of ​​the Web.

Deep Web: How It Works

“When our computer connects to the Internet, it receives an address (called an IP address ) which makes it recognizable and which is used to correctly receive data and information. Even if this number changes every time our “modem” or router connects to the Internet, the providers still have the possibility to trace who was connected through this number at a precise moment.

The main feature of the Deep Web and especially the Dark Web is that this feature, in this submerged area of ​​the internet, is hidden.

How to enter the Deep Web

Before entering the Deep Web it is good to try to protect our identity to avoid possible identity theft: a very useful tool for this, but which also serves to protect against viruses and malware, is Tails , an operating system that cannot save on our hard drive.

At this point it is possible to connect to the Deep Web using special browsers such as Tor , which is the most famous and used.

Deep Web: the dangers

The main dangers of the Deep Web or more than anything else of the Dark Web concern the risks of seeing your computer attacked by various malwares or even seeing your identity stolen. If you want to shop on the Deep Web, you should never use your credit card, the risk that it can be cloned is in fact very high.

Better to use virtual coins such as Bitcoins or, at most, rechargeable disposable credit cards, to be cut once the credit is used up and not to be reused.

Deep Web: what is found

What’s on the Deep Web? In the Deep Web there are often databases, or collections of files not connected to other areas of the web, but also Intranets . The Deep Web is made up for the most part of hidden content, moving to the dark web instead you can find a sort of black market from which it is better to stay away.