Understanding the Basics of Cybersecurity

FAQ About Understanding the Basics of Cybersecurity

What is the dark web?

The dark web is a part of the internet that is not indexed by search engines and can only be accessed using special software or configurations. It is a subset of the deep web, which refers to all parts of the internet that are not accessible through traditional search engines.

The dark web is often associated with illegal activities, such as the buying and selling of drugs, weapons, and stolen data. It is also commonly used for communication by hackers and other cybercriminals, as it provides a higher level of anonymity than the regular internet.

Accessing the dark web requires special software, such as the Tor browser, which encrypts and anonymizes the user's internet traffic. The anonymity provided by the dark web makes it a haven for illegal activities, and law enforcement agencies around the world have been working to shut down illegal marketplaces and other criminal activities on the dark web.