How I accessed the Darknet
So, now that I've explained how I learned about the Deep Web is like, I suppose I should explain how I accessed it in the end.
As I mentioned in my last blog entry, my first attempt at entering the Deep Web was a failure. The reason being that the site I was trying to access got DDOS'd. So I gave up for about a week, and then decided that I'd try to enter the Deep Web via a different route. I went for TorChan. So I turned on my computer, set up my anonymity programs, hopped on Tor, and dove.
The first thing I noticed was how slowly the page loaded. It felt like I was on the internet years ago. The web design was incredibly simple, the sections of the site loading piece by piece. I was cautious, as this was the Deep Web; so first thing I do, realizing I'm on the biggest secret of the web, was lunge for some scotch tape and covered my webcam. Checking that all my programs were working, I started wandering around, not sure of what horrible things I'd find.
Within a few minutes, I was smiling. The place wasn't as dark as what I'd heard the Deep Web was like, but it certainly was different. There were hackers, yes, but they weren't the evil brooding people they're portrayed as; they were just guys passionate about the internet, searching for information and a challenge. TorChan itself is the perfect site to start at. It's the largest chan in the onionlands The only cheese pizza it shows is made of cheese, tomato, and flour. And what was best for me was how intelligent the lot of them were.
I'm going to end this for now. Tomorrow I'll talk more about what TorChan is like, or maybe about the security I set up to feel confident wandering in there. Maybe I'll switch topics and explain the basics of the gold market, I've been doing a project on that.