With an improvement in technology, we have experienced a boost in every relevant sector. Technology and the birth of the internet have helped us in more ways than one. The convenience level of your lives have increased significantly and the standard of living of the average human has also improved. Not only that, the incorporation of technology in various industries has helped multiple businesses to grow. The issues related to communication now has been mitigated with the advancements made in the field of technology.
However, there are pros and cons to everything. Such is also the case with the internet and technology. The presence of dark web or black websites is commonly regarded as the dark side of the moon among various internet users. So what exactly is the dark web you may ask?
The dark web is nothing but a collection of various websites which is formulated in such a way that it is next to impossible to track the creators and the operators of such mediums. The conventional area where normal activities are initiated is known as the surface web. However, the dark web is a place where all the unregulated activities take place. The users of the dark web only communicate with the help of encrypted messages so that their existence and operations cannot be tracked by an external party.
The dark web is generally accessed upon by criminals and can only be operated with the help of specific software. Tor is one of the first and remains to be the most popular dark web software which is used by many people all around the world to gain access to the dark web. Tor was initially utilized by the government of the United States of America to communicate with its navy seal officers so that intelligence could be passed between them without anyone being able to keep a track of their movement.
The way Tor works is that it refuses to register the IP address of the user and bounces the information around various servers and computers. This is precisely how the activities of the user are kept hidden. With the help of these amenities, illegal black websites such as Silk Road can be assessed upon. It is to be noted that not all the users of the dark web are criminals. It is also used by government officials to carry out effective communication. However, it is not a place where a common man would want to be.