Friday, 30 March 2012


Exploring the Deep Web Part 3:
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.

Regardless, that's all for now. Happy browsing.

42 comments:

  1. One of these days I'm going to have to dive into the deepweb myself as well

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  2. I wish I knew more about the internet. There is just so much to learn. Nice blog man

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  3. Lucky you. The first time I went all I found was links to download a different kind of cheese pizza.

    Hopefully I'll pick up some better sites to visit by reading your blog.

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  4. keep up the good info :) nice to read your stuff

    to all else here, visit https://twitter.com/#!/ffmaster112233 thanks :)

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  5. Id be careful if I were you bro, Ive heard that like, 75% of the darknet/deepnet is one giant FBI honeypot.

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    1. The thing to be most cautious about is which links you click. I, for one, only click on links from trusted sources. If you don't click on any bad links, you can't be led to any honeypots. Which suits me fine, as I really don't look at illicit things. I just enjoy the conversations.

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  6. There are some pretty cool sites where you can buy guns, weed, shrooms, etc.
    Check out the assassins

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    1. I`m fairly sure the assassins are just mentally unstable folk for the most part. You probably wouldn`t get anything out of it.

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  7. Looking forward to new posts, man! :D

    https://twitter.com/#!/MemeDoctor

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  8. Great post, will be following for more!

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  9. Im not so sure I want to find deep web...

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  10. I still haven't ventured in, but with all your info I'll definitely be more informed when I do.

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  11. Good luck on going deeper!

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  12. I dont think i ever want to go back to deep web man, but good for you that you had a crack

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  13. Great read bro posted for updates :]

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  14. Great blog, finaly i will learn how to acces deep web. Thanks!

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  15. I'm started looking but got worried about the FBI honeypotting, my dive would be totally legit and purely to lurk for interest. Would be interested to hear what setup you used accompanying tor and where you found the hidden wikis.

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  16. Interesting stuff :) interested in what setup you used to accompany tor, I worry about using the deep web because of the honeypots, still, would be interested to have a look around.

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  17. I don't think deep web is a secure as people think, but still a great blog!

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  18. well this can be fun and useful. Follow'd

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  19. Pumped for Deep Web 4!

    http://memedoctor.blogspot.com/
    https://twitter.com/#!/MemeDoctor

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  20. It's always interesant reading your blog

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  21. Hi there Stewa! Thanks for checkin mine out! Your blog seems cool so Im going to follow you and keep on readin!

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  22. This could be interesting... Following.

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  23. as I understand it, the deep web is mostly black screens with scrolling green text like the Matrix, right?

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  24. Blog about Deepweb? Following

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  25. i like looking at the assassination boards. very interesting!

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  26. Sick never knew about this thanks for the great post!

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  27. This is awesome. I love hearing stories about the Deepweb. It's so fascinating that there's a whole layer of the internet that most people don't know about.

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  28. Awesome series man. Looking forward to the next

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  29. Must've been fun in the deep web, interesting blog, can't wait for your future posts.

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  30. Very interesting blog, I look forward to hearing more about the deep web, or something equally as interesting in the future. Following.

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  31. Hope to see more of your post bro.

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  32. Yeah im waiting for a new post too!

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  33. thx for the info, who knows what u will find if u go deeper

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  34. I can relate to when you said how you were looking for more so you went to reddit and 4-chan. Now, like you said I am growing tired of that now too. Really looking forward to your next blog because I am too scared to delve into that part of the web myself so I will wait for you to tell us what all is there!

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