These days we often hear about the Deep Web, Dark Net, Hidden Web, Dark Internet, so many names that describe the hidden portion of the internet that is shown as a parallel, dark, dangerous world unlike the unencrypted internet, to us all more or less known.
The ONION network, created in 1995 for government use by the US military, was subsequently, in 2004, extended for everyone’s use by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is now managed by “The Tor Project”, which continues to improve and develop this system, receiving funding from the big internet players, Google among all.
There have already been many publications about it, but they are all very technical and aimed at insiders, with this series of articles I will try to accompany you, like a sort of Virgil for Dante, into the underworld of the internet, to do this I will try to be less technical possible and I will try to explain the mechanisms that allow you to enter and move in the dark in perfect anonymity, yes because once you enter the deep Internet, no one knows who you are and where you are connected from, unless you are foolish.
This peculiarity has meant that in these places we often come across illegal material such as drugs, weapons, murderers and child pornography, just to name a few, which is why the deep web can also be a very dangerous place. I warned you, leave all hope or you who enter!
THE ACCESS DOOR
The tool for accessing the DeepWeb is a program that we can download from the internet at this address: https://www.torproject.org/download by selecting the operating system in use, you can download the right version.
Once downloaded, installation usually creates a folder on your desktop
Open the folder and run the file Start Tor Browser
The first time you run it, it will show the possibility to configure access to the network, if you have for example a PROXY (a blocking system, many offices have it, see also the Public Administration network), for simplicity, try click the Connect button:
If there are no problems, the system starts and starts connecting you to the nodes of the network, and when everything is ok, we should be inside the ONION network, the system always checks that there is no problem, so pay attention to the messages that the browsers.
Always remember that TOR must be launched from this folder and you MUST ALWAYS USE its navigator and not others, you could lose your anonymity, it is also important not to give references or confidential data, if you want you can copy the folder on a USB stick and take it with you and use the system when you need it, without having to install anything.
At this point you can surf the internet in complete anonymity, no one will be able to trace your identity.
The leap into deep darkness
But the DeepWeb?? You ask, we’ll get there right away.
Two simple concepts, the ONION network (literally onion) allows you to protect users from the analysis of internet traffic, using a separate routing, a subnet that does not follow the rules of the Internet IP network, for this reason the engines can not index the content and the servers, the operation of the TOR network is simple: the data that belong to any communication, do not pass directly from the client to the server, as happens on the WEB unencrypted, but pass through the Tor servers that act by virtual routers that make up a new layered encrypted network (that’s why the onion…). Furthermore, the system is designed to avoid that the path you take from one point of the network to another is never the same, it always changes and it is therefore impossible to trace a user on this network, I repeat, unless the user provides himself general information or confidential information, and I assure you that it happens.
But how do you reach sites if search engines don’t work? Remember that most of the servers located in the DeepWeb are secret and want to remain so, so it will be impossible for us to navigate it all unless whoever has a server or service wants to let us know.
In fact here the search engines, see TORCH (TORCH, alluding to something that can illuminate us in the dark), must be powered by hand, i.e. someone must tell them, look, that there is a service at this address, such as:
there is a list to start tasting what we can more or less really find on the hidden network. As you will have immediately noticed, the site in question does not have a classic extension like the ones we know, .com or .it etc. but uses its own specific .onion extension, all addresses with this extension can only be browsed with TOR Browser.
So let’s get ready to enter the dark and deep space, initially try to paste the above address http://dirnxxdraygbifgc.onion/ into the address bar of the TOR browser and good surfing, don’t get lost, stay lucid, this is a place of absolute perdition… I already warned you!
Can TOR be useful?
Certainly TOR has saved many lives, imagine how many political dissidents, journalists, men of courage, who thanks to this system have been able to make the truth known, have started the Arab Spring, have allowed the disintegration of totalitarian regimes… So regardless from the fact that the bad guys use this network, it is also true that privacy, in this period that is raped a bit by everyone, is given back to us by this very useful tool.
For example, a trick to be able to communicate remotely without being controlled is this:
Open a new mailbox among the various email services within the ONION network, at this point write the message, but leave it in draft, ie don’t send it to anyone.
Your interlocutor, to whom you have verbally communicated the access data to the e-mail box (in the ear, please), will only have to enter, with the same data and check if there is any message in the draft folder. Once read, he deletes it and that’s it.
I have perhaps simplified too much but I hope I have given you a minimum of notions and that you are not afraid of the dark…
I leave you the list of TOR Wiki addresses, in case some links don’t work, be patient, try again later. Also remember that the data bounces on thousands of servers before getting from one place to another, so browsing sometimes becomes very slow, this is normal, don’t worry.
Hidden Service lists and search engines
http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/ – DuckDuckGo Search Engine
http://xmh57jrzrnw6insl.onion/ – TORCH – Tor Search Engine
http://zqktlwi4fecvo6ri.onion/wiki/index.php/Main_Page – Uncensored Hidden Wiki
http://32rfckwuorlf4dlv.onion/ – Onion URL Repository
http://e266al32vpuorbyg.onion/bookmarks.php – Dark Nexus
http://5plvrsgydwy2sgce.onion/ – Seeks Search
http://2vlqpcqpjlhmd5r2.onion/ – Gateway to Freenet
http://nlmymchrmnlmbnii.onion/ – Is It Up?
http://kpynyvym6xqi7wz2.onion/links.html – ParaZite
http://wiki5kauuihowqi5.onion/ – Onion Wiki
http://torwikignoueupfm.onion/index.php?title=Main_Page – Tor Wiki
http://kpvz7ki2v5agwt35.onion – The Hidden Wiki
http://idnxcnkne4qt76tg.onion/ – Tor Project: Anonymity Online
http://torlinkbgs6aabns.onion/ – TorLinks
http://jh32yv5zgayyyts3.onion/ – Hidden Wiki .Onion Urls
http://wikitjerrta4qgz4.onion/ – Hidden Wiki – Tor Wiki
http://xdagknwjc7aaytzh.onion/ – Anonet Webproxy
http://3fyb44wdhnd2ghhl.onion/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page – All You’re Wiki – clone of the clean hidden wiki that went down with freedom hosting
http://3fyb44wdhnd2ghhl.onion/ – All You’re Base
http://j6im4v42ur6dpic3.onion/ – TorProject Archive
http://p3igkncehackjtib.onion/ – TorProject Media
http://kbhpodhnfxl3clb4.onion – Tor Search
http://cipollatnumrrahd.onion/ – Cipolla 2.0 (Italian)
http://dppmfxaacucguzpc.onion/ – TorDir – One of the oldest link lists on Tor
http://torbrokerge7zxgq.onion/ – TorBroker – Trade securities anonymously with bitcoin, currently supports nearly 1000 stocks and ETFs
http://fogcore5n3ov3tui.onion/ – Bitcoin Fog – Bitcoin Laundry
http://2vx63nyktk4kxbxb.onion/ – AUTOMATED PAYPAL AND CREDIT CARD STORE
http://samsgdtwz6hvjyu4.onion – Safe, Anonymous, Fast, Easy escrow service.
http://easycoinsayj7p5l.onion/ – EasyCoin – Bitcoin Wallet with free Bitcoin Mixer
http://jzn5w5pac26sqef4.onion/ – WeBuyBitcoins – Sell your Bitcoins for Cash (USD), ACH, WU/MG, LR, PayPal and more
http://ow24et3tetp6tvmk.onion/ – OnionWallet – Anonymous Bitcoin Wallet and Bitcoin Laundry
http://qc7ilonwpv77qibm.onion/ – Western Union Exploit
http://3dbr5t4pygahedms.onion/ – ccPal Store
http://y3fpieiezy2sin4a.onion/ – HQER – High Quality Euro Replicas
http://qkj4drtgvpm7eecl.onion/ – Counterfeit USD
http://nr6juudpp4as4gjg.onion/pptobtc.html – PayPal to BitCoins
http://nr6juudpp4as4gjg.onion/doublecoins.html – Double Your BitCoins
http://lw4ipk5choakk5ze.onion/raw/4588/ – High Quality Tutorials
Marketplace Commercial Services
http://6w6vcynl6dumn67c.onion/ – Tor Market Board – Anonymous Marketplace Forums
http://wvk32thojln4gpp4.onion/ – Project Evil
http://5mvm7cg6bgklfjtp.onion/ – Discounted electronics goods
http://lw4ipk5choakk5ze.onion/raw/evbLewgkDSVkifzv8zAo/ – Unfriendlysolution – Legit hitman service
http://nr6juudpp4as4gjg.onion/torgirls.html – Tor Girls
http://tuu66yxvrnn3of7l.onion/ – UK Guns and Ammo
http://nr6juudpp4as4gjg.onion/torguns.htm – Used Tor Guns
http://ucx7bkbi2dtia36r.onion/ – Amazon Business
http://nr6juudpp4as4gjg.onion/tor.html – Tor Technology
http://hbetshipq5yhhrsd.onion/ – Hidden BetCoin
http://cstoreav7i44h2lr.onion/ – CStore Carded Store
http://tfwdi3izigxllure.onion/ – Apples 4 Bitcoin
http://e2qizoerj4d6ldif.onion/ – Carded Store
http://jvrnuue4bvbftiby.onion/ – Data-Bay
http://bgkitnugq5ef2cpi.onion/ – Hackintosh
http://vlp4uw5ui22ljlg7.onion/ – EuroArms
http://b4vqxw2j36wf2bqa.onion/ – Advantage Products
http://ybp4oezfhk24hxmb.onion/ – Hitman Network
http://mts7hqqqeogujc5e.onion/ – Marianic Technology Services
http://mobil7rab6nuf7vx.onion/ – Mobile Store
http://54flq67kqr5wvjqf.onion/ – MSR Shop
http://yth5q7zdmqlycbcz.onion/ – Old Man Fixer’s Fixing Services
http://matrixtxri745dfw.onion/neo/uploads/MATRIXtxri745dfwONION_130827231336IPA_pc.png – PC Shop
http://storegsq3o5mfxiz.onion/ – Samsung StorE
http://sheep5u64fi457aw.onion/ – Sheep Marketplace
http://nr6juudpp4as4gjg.onion/betcoin.htm – Tor BetCoin
http://qizriixqwmeq4p5b.onion/ – Tor Web Developer
http://vfqnd6mieccqyiit.onion/ – UK Passports
http://en35tuzqmn4lofbk.onion/ – US Fake ID Store
http://xfnwyig7olypdq5r.onion/ – USA Citizenship
http://uybu3melulmoljnd.onion/ – iLike Help Guy
http://dbmv53j45pcv534x.onion/ – Network Consulting and Software Development
http://lw4ipk5choakk5ze.onion/raw/4585/ – Quick Solution (Hitman)
http://nr6juudpp4as4gjg.onion/tynermsr.htm – Tyner MSR Store
http://rso4hutlefirefqp.onion/ – EuCanna – Medical Grade Cannabis Buds, Rick Simpson Oil, Ointments and Creams
http://newpdsuslmzqazvr.onion/ – Peoples Drug Store – The Darkweb’s Best Online Drug Supplier!
http://smoker32pk4qt3mx.onion/ – Smokeables – Finest Organic Cannabis shipped from the USA
http://fzqnrlcvhkgbdwx5.onion/ – CannabisUK – UK Wholesale Cannabis Supplier
http://kbvbh4kdddiha2ht.onion/ – DeDope – German Weed and Hash shop. (Bitcoin)
http://s5q54hfww56ov2xc.onion/ – BitPharma – EU vendor for cocaine, speed, mdma, psychedelics and subscriptions
http://ll6lardicrvrljvq.onion/ – Brainmagic – Best psychedelics on the darknet
http://25ffhnaechrbzwf3.onion/ – NLGrowers – Coffee Shop grade Cannabis from the netherlands
http://fec33nz6mhzd54zj.onion/index.php – Black Market Reloaded Forums
http://atlmlxbk2mbupwgr.onion/ – Atlantis Marketplace Forums
http://atlantisrky4es5q.onion/ – Atlantis Marketplace
http://dkn255hz262ypmii.onion/ – Silk Road Forums
http://4yjes6zfucnh7vcj.onion/ – Drug Market
http://k4btcoezc5tlxyaf.onion/ – Kamagra for BitCoins
http://silkroadvb5piz3r.onion/silkroad/home – Silk Road Marketplace
http://5onwnspjvuk7cwvk.onion/ – Black Market Reloaded
http://matrixtxri745dfw.onion/ – Image Uploader
http://lw4ipk5choakk5ze.onion/ – PasteThis – Tor based Pastebin
http://wzrtr6gpencksu3d.onion:8080/ – Gittor
http://nr6juudpp4as4gjg.onion/ – Free hosting
http://tklxxs3rdzdjppnl.onion/ – Liberty’s Hackers Hosting Service
http://matrixtxri745dfw.onion/ – Matrix Trilogy
http://74ypjqjwf6oejmax.onion/ – Beneath VT – Exploring Virginia Tech’s Steam Tunnels and Beyond
http://76qugh5bey5gum7l.onion/ – Deep Web Radio
http://edramalpl7oq5npk.onion/Main_Page – Encyclopedia Dramatica
http://ih4pgsz3aepacbwl.onion/ – Hushbox
http://ad52wtwp2goynr3a.onion/# – Dark Like My Soul
http://tns7i5gucaaussz4.onion/ – FreeFor
http://gdkez5whqhpthb4d.onion/ – Scientology Archive
http://newsiiwanaduqpre.onion/ – All the latest news for tor
http://5vppavyzjkfs45r4.onion/ – Michael Blizek
http://7ueo7ahq2xlpwx7q.onion/ – AYPSELA News
http://7hk64iz2vn2ewi7h.onion/ – Blog about Stories
http://tigas3l7uusztiqu.onion/ – Mike Tigas
http://mpf3i4k43xc2usxj.onion/ – Sam Whited
http://7w2rtz7rgfwj5zuv.onion/ – An Open Letter to Revolutionaries
http://3c3bdbvhb7j6yab2.onion/ – Totse 2
http://4fvfamdpoulu2nms.onion/ – Lucky Eddie’s Home
http://nwycvryrozllb42g.onion/searchlores/index.htm – Fravia’s Web Searching Lore
http://newsiiwanaduqpre.onion/ – OnionNews – Blog about the onionland
Forums and Chans
http://2gxxzwnj52jutais.onion/phpbb/index.php – Onion Forum 2.0 renewed
http://3fyb44wdhnd2ghhl.onion/ib/ – Onii-Chan
http://bx7zrcsebkma7ids.onion – Jisko
http://npdaaf3s3f2xrmlo.onion/ – Twitter clone
http://jv7aqstbyhd5hqki.onion – HackBB – Hacking & cracking forum
http://xdagknwjc7aaytzh.onion/20/http/184.108.40.206/forummain.htm – Read only access to the Freenet FMS forums via the Anonet Webproxy
http://sbforumaz7v3v6my.onion/ – SciBay Forums
http://kpmp444tubeirwan.onion/ – DeepWeb
http://r5c2ch4h5rogigqi.onion/ – StaTorsNet
http://hbjw7wjeoltskhol.onion – The BEST tor social network! File sharing, messaging and much more. Use a fake email to register.
http://t4is3dhdc2jd4yhw.onion/ – OnionForum 3.0 – New Onionforum for general talk, now with marketplace
http://zw3crggtadila2sg.onion/imageboard/ – TorChan – One of the oldest chans on Tor
Email and Messaging
http://bitmailendavkbec.onion – swiss email
http://365u4txyqfy72nul.onion/ – Anonymous E-mail sevice. You can only communicate with other users currently using this service. So tell all your friends about it!
http://sms4tor3vcr2geip.onion/ – SMS4TOR – Self destructing messages
http://notestjxctkwbk6z.onion/ – NoteBin – Create encrypted self-destructing notes
http://torbox3uiot6wchz.onion/ – [TorBox] The Tor Mail Box
http://u6lyst27lmelm6oy.onion/index.php – Blue matrix chat NOT UP ALL THE TIME so chek often to see when it is
http://wi7qkxyrdpu5cmvr.onion/ – Autistici/Inventati
http://u4uoz3aphqbdc754.onion/ – Hell Online
http://6sgjmi53igmg7fm7.onion/index.php?title=Main_Page – Bugged Planet
http://faerieuaahqvzgby.onion/ – Fairie Underground
http://2r2tz6wzqh7gaji7.onion/ – Kavkaz Center
http://tnysbtbxsf356hiy.onion/ – The New Yorker Strongbox
http://duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion/ – Example rendezvous points page
http://rrcc5uuudhh4oz3c.onion/ – The Intel Exchange Forum :: Information and discussion on various topics, ranging from Illegal Activities and Alternative Energy, to Conspiracy Theories and Hacking. Same people from SnapBBS on a fully secure, moderated and categorized forum.
http://opnju4nyz7wbypme.onion/weblog/index.html – A7B blog :: a blog dedicated to the restoration of a limited constitutional republic in the USA
http://assmkedzgorodn7o.onion/ – Anonymous, safe, secure, crowdfunded assassinations.
http://duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion/comsense.html – Commo Sense by Thomas Paine
http://nwycvryrozllb42g.onion/ – Destination Unknown
http://zbnnr7qzaxlk5tms.onion/ – Wiki Leaks
http://salted7fpnlaguiq.onion/ – SALT
http://yj5rbziqttulgidy.onion/ – Itanimulli
http://bbxdfsru7lmmbj32.onion/marketplace/ – Delta Initiative
http://2ogmrlfzdthnwkez.onion/ – Rent-A-Hacker
http://2gxxzwnj52jutais.onion/ – The Nowhere Server (restored from backup after FH)
http://jntlesnev5o7zysa.onion/ – The Pirate Bay – Torrents
http://am4wuhz3zifexz5u.onion/ – Tor Library – library of books and other media files
http://uj3wazyk5u4hnvtk.onion/ – The Pirate Bay – Torrents (official .onion)
http://doxbindtelxceher.onion/ – DOXBIN
http://wuvdsbmbwyjzsgei.onion/ – Music Downloads
http://lolicore75rq3tm5.onion/ – Lolicore and Speedcore Music
http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/ – ebooks
http://vt27twhtksyvjrky.onion/ – lol 20th Century Western Music Recordings and Scores
http://2ygbaoezjdmacnro.onion/ – Pony at Noisebridge
http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/ – Imperial Library of Trantor
http://c3jemx2ube5v5zpg.onion/ – Jotunbane’s Reading Club
http://tklxxs3rdzdjppnl.onion/sharepass/ – SharePass – Password sharing community
http://k4jmdeccpnsfe43c.onion/ – Girls Released – Some nice model pics
http://54dgeda4ik6iypui.onion/ – Gallery – Met-Art, FTVX etc sets
http://pinkmethuylnenlz.onion/ – The Pink Meth (mirror)
http://2fqgjzbb2h7yevom.onion/klixen/ – Klixen
http://orsxvca7glswueo7.onion/ – EroDir – Lots and lots of Hentai
http://mmgh3rqeswrlgzdr.onion/ – VOR-COM
http://germanyhusicaysx.onion – Deutschland im Deep Web – German forum
http://ffi5v46ttwgx3fby.onion/ – Das ist Deutschland hier 2.0 – German Board
http://paisleli66axejos.onion/ – PAIS
http://hyjmkmb3lfymiprp.onion/hen/papieze/ – Dziecieca pedofilia
http://runionv62ul3roit.onion/ – Russian Onion Union
http://s6cco2jylmxqcdeh.onion/ – ?ltimos bumps
http://5xki35vc4g5ts6gc.onion – GTF Greek Tor Forum . For greek speaking users
http://cipollatnumrrahd.onion/index.php – Cipolla 2.0 – Italian Community
http://runionv62ul3roit.onion – Russian community: market and anonymous talks about security, guns etc.
http://ptrackcp2noqu5fh.onion/ – PoliceTrack – Ne vous faites plus suivre par la police.
http://amberoadychffmyw.onion – Amberoad – russian anonymous market
http://r2d2akbw3jpt4zbf.onion – R2D2 – russian anonymous market
http://ramp2bombkadwvgz.onion – RAMP – biggest russian market (drugs only)
http://szmyt4v4vjbnxpg3.onion/ – ??????????
http://o2tu5zjxjlibrary.onion/ – Bibliotheca Alexandrina
http://xzzpowtjlobho6kd.onion/wordpress/ – DeepBlog
http://zqiirytam276uogb.onion/ – Thorlauta
http://ocbh4hoqs37unvv6.onion – French Deep Web