Normal users simply open their browser, search Google and check their social networks. But with everything that has come to light in recent years: government spy programs, companies that provide services that almost all of us use and collect our personal information to sell it to the highest bidder, censorship in different parts of the world and citizen blockade. People are increasingly well versed in the knowledge they need to protect their identities, circumvent censorship, and discover other layers of the web. This is where the Deep Web or deep Internet arises. In this post we explain what it consists of, how to access it, what we can find and the differences with the Dark Web.
The Deep Web refers to all content on the World Wide Web that is not part of the Surface Web, that is, content that is not on websites that can be indexed by search engines and can be accessed regularly by any user. . browser.
Although it is hard to believe, so much so that for many it is just an urban legend, the Deep Web makes up the majority of the Internet. It is approximately 7.5 petabytes (1 petabyte is 1000 terabytes). The web that we all know (Facebook, Wikipedia, blogs, etc.) represents less than 1% of the total Internet.
The idea is simple and confusing at the same time, but the net has been compared to the ocean. On the surface of the sea are search engines, which collect the websites that are linked to each other, static pages, like this website, for example. This is the area of the ocean that we can “surf”. The databases are located a little further down. When a database is queried, it generates a unique page that is not indexed by search engines and therefore is not part of the Surface Web.
Academic publications, like private scientific journals, are also not part of the surface, because they are hidden on individual pages within private networks. Many pages are also hidden because they are part of an intranet, usually from companies or universities.
The Deep Web is not a toy, and the darkness that surrounds it has made it a niche for the worst things imaginable: drug trafficking, pornography, weapons, and even contract killers. They say you don't surf the Deep Web, you dive into it.
Instead of search engines, it has a few reference sites where you can start your search, like The Hidden Wiki, but be very careful because you might come across things you'd rather not see or others don't want you to see.
The Deep Web is defined as the portion of the Internet that is hidden from conventional search engines, through encryption; the set of non-indexed websites.
On the other hand, the Dark web is defined as the part of the Internet that is intentionally hidden from search engines, uses masked IP addresses, and can only be accessed with a special web browser: it is part of the deep web.
While both the deep web and the dark web are in the news about illegal behavior online, the dark web is only a small part of the deep web where users employ masked IP addresses to hide their identity.
While the Dark Web is all that deliberately hidden content that we find on the Internet, darknets are those specific networks like TOR or I2P that host those pages. The darknet refers to networks that are not indexed by search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing. These are networks that are only available to a select group of people and not to the general Internet public, and are only accessible with specific authorisation, software, and configurations.
Finally, the Clearweb is the section of the Internet that can be accessed from any browser and is regularly crawled and indexed by search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
When you search for a word or phrase on a search engine like Google, the search engine “crawls” across the Internet to find surface-level results.
Since Deep Web content is never part of this surface layer, you cannot find Deep Web content using a traditional search engine.
As a precaution, using the Firefox browser will prevent your browsing history from being tracked. This prevents retroactive searches from interfering with your access to Deep Web materials and ensures a degree of privacy not found in other browsers. As with any browser, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will still be able to see your browsing activity if they search for it.
DuckDuckGo, found at https://duckduckgo.com/, is a private search engine that can index both surface-level web results and deep web resources. While unlikely, you may be able to find some Deep Web results here.
The main disadvantage of using DuckDuckGo is that popular surface-level web results are more likely to appear than less-traveled deep web results. You can try to find Deep Web results through DuckDuckGo by browsing to the final search results pages.
If you want to search for a specific type of database, do the following:
While more secure than previous versions, Windows 10 still contains security flaws that make it exceptionally vulnerable to hacking attempts or viruses while browsing the Deep Web. Linux is highly recommended for people planning to use the Dark Web.
The deep web is mistakenly associated with illegal dark web activity all the time, and is also called the invisible or hidden web, further baffling its surprisingly normal uses.
The deep web is not just a market for drugs and other illegal items; that description is not remotely accurate. The deep web is mostly harmless and extremely important to protect our personal information and privacy.
The hidden world of the Deep Web contains a wealth of data, information, and a host of possibilities, including but not limited to:
The Deep Web is not always illegal and many activities are carried out that are completely within the context of the law. Activities like the ones listed below are common on the Deep Web:
In total, there are 8 levels of the web. Here is a detailed description:
Level 0 – Common Web: This level is the one you browse every day: YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia and other famous or easily accessible websites can be found here.
Tier 1 – Surface Web: This is a tier still accessible through normal means, but contains “more obscure” websites, such as Reddit.
Level 2 – Bergie Web: This is the last normally accessible level: all levels after this must be accessed with a proxy, Tor or by modifying your hardware. At this level you can find some “underground” but still indexed websites, like 4chan.
Level 3 – Deep Web: The first part of this level must be accessed with a proxy. Contains CP, gore, website hacking… Here begins the Deep Web. The second part of this level is only accessible through Tor and contains more sensitive information.
Level 4 – Charter Web: This level is also divided into two parts. The former can be accessed via Tor. There are things like drug and human trafficking, banned movies and books, and black markets. The second part can be accessed through a hardware modification: a “Closed Shell System”. This part of Charter Web contains hardcore PC, experimental hardware information, but also more obscure information.
Level 5 – Marianas Web: You will be lucky to find someone who knows. Probably secret government documentation.
Level 6 is an intermediary between Marianas Web and level 7.
Level 7 – The Fog/Virus Soup: This level is like a war zone. Everyone for himself and everyone is trying to reach level 8. People try to prevent others from reaching level 8 in whatever way is necessary.
Level 8 – The Primarch System: This is the last level of the web. It is impossible to access directly the Primarch System is literally what controls the internet at the time. No government controls it. In fact, no one even knows what it is. It's an anomaly that was basically discovered by scans of the super deep network in the early 2000s. The eighth layer is believed to be separated by a quantum-level function lock.
Let's see the main myths and facts about the Deep Web: