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Questions tagged [darknet]

A darknet is an anonymizing network where connections are made only between trusted peers which are using non-standard protocols and ports.

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How do criminals access dark web from their home internet, which is payed for in their name, without enabling NSA/FBI to disclose their real identity? [duplicate]

Is Tor, VPN, obfuscated bridges, MAC spoofing and Qubes-Whonix enough to prevent the government from tracing them to their ISP, who can give out their information? Is it safe to do so from home? Do ...
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Is it anonymous to access the dark web from one's home internet, or is it better to do it from a public wifi?

Can any darknet activity be traced (by hackers or government) to oneself if one accesses DW from one's own internet that is provided by an ISP that knows one's identity? What about using Qubes with ...
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What to do if a webpage on the dark web is blocked because I need to enable JavaScript

Having JavaScript enabled on the dark web is suicide, but what should one do if a site displays a big poster saying "JavaScript needs to be enabled to access this site"?
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Why is the data from a Tor exit node not encrypted?

Tor works in such a way that the data is encrypted by the three nodes. I.e., the entry node, relay and the exit node. But why is it not encrypted from the exit node to the destination server? Is this ...
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Avoiding Dark Web monitoring detection

At our company, we offer security services to our clients. One of the things that management has pushed down to us is the need for dark web monitoring. Because I am in the business meetings as well, ...
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Legal purposes and advantages for Dark Web

I would like to explore the dark web just to experience and understand it, but I'm not really sure what to "do" once I'm there and I don't want to run into anything illegal. What does the dark web ...
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What hackers do in the darknet? [closed]

What do hackers do in the darknet? I know that there are some "hacker services" that they can make some money, but I wonder if there are more interesting things, like forums about specific targets. I'...
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Is there a secure, anonymous peer to peer matching solution?

I am newbie so please pardon my naivete. I was wondering if there is any cryptographic procedure that allows for peer to peer matching. Perhaps to illustrate my question I will use an example. Say I ...
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Can automatic-reply emails be used to find a home address? [closed]

I recently received an automatic reply to an email indicating that the recipient was on holiday and giving his cellphone/mobile number so that he could be contacted while away. The email was from a ...
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How do people make their websites unsearchable through google ect.?

People commonly refer to the "deep web" as the class of websites that can't be found through the major search engines. They use really convoluted URLs that don't make any sense at face value, but my ...
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Does my host machine stay completely safe if I'm browsing the dark web using virtual box or vmware on bridge network connection? [duplicate]

I'm just asking if my host machine stays safe when browsing the dark web darknet using Tor on a virtual machine with bridge connection through the host machine ? Since the virtual machine will be ...
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Proper precautions when studying darknet malware activity

I would like to get more into studying black market internet activities related to malware. I often see specific malware or kits for sale or ddos services, etc. How do researchers go about studying ...
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Noob to tor/tails/darknet…forgot to disable Javascript. What to do now? [closed]

I am a noob as stated in title. I didn't know how to disable Javascript before visiting some not-so-legit sites. So what can I do? I was using tor, I know this is not enough so I have tails ring a ...
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How to block I2P and Freenet to my network?

I am trying to find a way to block I2P and Freenet darknets in a corporate network. Does anyone know a way to block them (on firewall)? Do I need to close particular ports or block entry nodes (like ...
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How Honeypot and Greynet are different?

From what I have read about Greynet is, when we are talking about greynet, we are simply placing darknet inside network to monitor if someone is performing network scanning inside our network. These ...
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Are darknets in the internet like Tor and i2p similar to darknets implemented for security like the CAIDA network telescope.?

I am planning to implement a darknet in an organizational network to work alongside SNORT to detect malicious scanning activities in the network like the CAIDA network telescope/Internet Motion Sensor....
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How did piratebay.se search engine get in Chrome as an “other search engine”

I have an IT client with a user who had piratebay.se/... listed within his Chrome's (v39, 64-bit, OS X, 10.10.1) "Other Search Engine" section. I know a user could manually add it and suspect the ...
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Using Tor from behind a Proxy (like Burp Suite)

I am interested in exploring a bit of the darknet, and I was wondering about the feasibility of running a Tor exit node from behind a local proxy like Burp Suite so that I could ID the destination ...
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What are darknets, and how can they be used to provide security and anonymity in network communication?

One of the major problems with the internet is that it's difficult to stay anonymous while retaining the ability to communicate with a large number of people. While encryption can be done effectively ...