Dark Web Secret Societies?

I’ve noticed that one of the common questions regarding the dark web is whether or not you can find websites for secret societies on it – especially the Illuminati. Why am I not surprised? Personally, in my experiences on the dark web so far, I have not come across anything relating to the Illuminati, per […]

Thanks for Quoting Me!

by Ciphas On occasion, I’ve noticed that some other blogs and sites have quoted (or should I say plagiarized?) articles I’ve written. Some people would be offended by this, I suppose, but in a way, I’m rather flattered. After all, they wouldn’t have quoted me if they didn’t like what I had written. I’m sure […]

Who Is Selling My Data?

by Ciphas While I know this blog is primarily about the “dark web,” I think it’s easy to forget that the purpose of the dark web is privacy and anonymity (not sick stuff). As I’d mentioned in my earlier post Is Your Password on the Dark Web? Maybe., it’s easy to unknowingly have your data […]

Tor Social Network Update: Galaxy3

For those of you who were sad that Galaxy2 had disappeared, there is a new social network by the name of Galaxy3 at http://22dvf4xgaqa672b4.onion. There is also what appears to be a scam clone site at http://uwv7wslui5f4ukff.onion/, so I would avoid using that one if I were you. I’m sure many of the members of the previous […]

Exposing A Scam: V3RDAD

For the record: I don’t like scammers (who does?), but I have encountered many of them, especially on Tor and other darknets. I suppose that’s all par for the course. My most recent scam encounter has been with a fellow who calls himself (or herself?) V3RDAD. He has a profile on ask.fm, which is a question […]

Tor Social Networks: Oct. 2017 Update

Who knew that socializing on the “dark web” would be such a popular topic? On my earlier post Fun with Dark Web Social Networking!!, someone mentioned that the beloved site Galaxy2 is no more, which I didn’t realize. As some of my friends on IRC like to say, “rip” (all-lowercase intended.) Well, it’s Tor – what […]

Can You Access .Onion Sites Without Tor Browser?

by Ciphas (Note: Thanks to Ben Tasker’s Security Blog and traudt.xyz for being references.) Can you access .onion sites without the Tor Browser? Short answer? Yes, you can – but I don’t recommend it…I cannot stress this enough. I’ve mentioned Tor2web proxies in a few previous posts, but didn’t elaborate on it much.  In their own words, “Tor2web is a […]