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Things to Avoid While Accessing the Deep Web

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Hardik Patel is editor of www.newsforpublic.com.

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Deep web is one of the critical portions of web which is not indexed by the popular search engines like Google, Bing etc. Deep web comprises of almost 90% portion of internet, and surprisingly this portion is inaccessible using the general public domain. For users who would like to have access to deep web, it is important for them to have and make use of TOR browser.

About Dark Web

The Dark web is a part of deep web, wherein some of its portions are illegal and some are legal. Large number of tor websites is available on the web, out of which some of them are very information; on the contrary there are some which stores illegal products and services within it. Considering the fact, it is important for all the users to access it vigilantly and make the most out of it. To make sure that users have a great experience while exploring deep web, some of the key things which have to be kept in mind has been mentioned below.

Don’t mix up between Dark and Deep Web

Before you begin accessing dark or deep web, it is important to understand that both of them are poles apart. While dark web can be termed as a part of deep web, but similar thought should not be kept for deep web. It is essential to stay careful and then access dark web. Majority of the links of deep web can be accessed using TOR, however one should make a note that not all of it is safe to use.

It is a universal truth that deep webs are not indexed search engines, and there are obvious reasons to the same. To enable users have access to unsecured information, TOR web browser is the best way to choose. The browser is quite useful in establishing an anonymous connection, which not only connects you to the deep web but also keeps your identity concealed thus protecting you from threats.

Make sure to stay away from malicious links

Users it is important that you get rid of your misconception about deep web. Staying anonymous does not means you have no chances of falling into trouble. Before you begin accessing deep web, make sure to gain complete information on the links and sites you are approaching. You never know any illegal site or any wrong information can bring in lots of troubles for you.

Various security issues can also emerge in, which cannot only harm your system but also poses a considerable threat to your personal self and information. Considering the fact, it is important for you to be careful and have access to websites only after gaining insight about it. It is even advisable to keep an antivirus in your system, which can protect you from risks and also save your system from any form of malicious attack.

The best way you can avoid anything illegal or harmful is, careful scrutinize the links and make sure that no objectionable products or services are offered by the link. Once you have carefully studied the web, and you are sure enough to find it safe, it is good to access the site and make most out of it.

Avoid doing payments on Deep Web

Deep web is considered to be an insecure platform, considering the fact it is highly recommended to avoid making payments using the same. Hence while you are scrolling through deep web, make sure not to purchase anything from it or enter your debit or credit card information. There are high chances that your confidential information can be hacked and thereafter used for inappropriate or illegal uses. However, if making purchases is quite essential, it is good to make use of bit coins and get into safe transactions on different websites.

Stay vigilant on the type of content

For individuals who are regular users of deep web, they must make a point to keep away from illegal or prohibited stuff. A good lot of information is available on web which includes banned products and services, heinous videos etc. Hence it is important for each user to gain prior information on the same and then take the final decision of accessing the web. Apart from that, children should also be closely watched and prevented from watching or visiting content on web. It is recommended to have child locks installed to ensure that children are prevented from accessing such websites.

The Last Words

Deep web has bunch of information available within it, however it is completely the responsibility of users to make choice of websites. There are chances that users will come across sensitive or illegal information; hence the choices should be made diligently. Hence for users, who are planning to visit deep web it is advisable for them to go through facts mentioned above and then go ahead with their decision of accessing deep web.

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