WHAT IS IT?
The Dark Web is the content that exists on darkness, overlay networks which use the public Internet but which require specific software, configurations or authorization to access. The dark web forms a small part of the deep web, the part of the Web not indexed by search engiens, although sometimes the term “deep web” is confusingly used to refer specifically to the dark web.
The darknets which constitute the dark web include small, friend-to-friend networks, as well as large, popular networks like Freeness, I2P, and Tor, operated by public organizations and individuals. Users of the dark web refer to the regular web as the Clearnet due to its unencrypted nature.The Tor dark web may be referred to as onionland, a reference to the network’s top level domain suffix .onion and the traffic anonymization technique of onion routing.
Paganini, Pierluigi. “The Good and the Bad of the Deep Web.” Security Affairs. N.p., 17 Sept. 2012. Web. 12 May 2016.
Solomon, Jane (6 May 2015). “The Deep Web vs. The dark web”. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
Greenberg, Andy (19 November 2014). “Hacker Lexicon: What Is the dark web?”. Wired. Retrieved 6 June 2015.“Clearing Up Confusion – Deep Web vs. dark web”. BrightPlanet.
NPR Staff (25 May 2014). “Going Dark: The Internet Behind The Internet”. Retrieved 29 May2015.
The dark web Revealed. Popular Science. . pages 20-21
Greenberg, Andy (19 November 2014). “Hacker Lexicon: What Is the dark web?”. Wired. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
“Clearnet vs hidden services – why you should be careful”. DeepDotWeb. Retrieved 4 June 2015. Chacos, Brad (12 August 2013). “Meet Darknet, the hidden, anonymous underbelly of the searchable Web”. Retrieved 16 August 2015.