The deep web is a collection of data that cannot be accessed via traditional search engines. This includes information on the World Wide Web, as well as many other sources.
If you want to access it, you need special software like Tor (The Onion Router) which allows users to browse the web anonymously. The dark web refers to websites on this network and can only be accessed through a special browser such as Tor, or by using an onion link (a website address ending with .onion).
Tor is an acronym for The Onion Router. Tor is a free software program that allows you to use the internet anonymously. It was originally designed by and for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, but it’s now developed by a non-profit organization called the Tor Project and anyone can download and install it on their computer.
The Tor Browser is a modified version of Firefox with some tweaks to make it more anonymous, including allowing users to browse sites on Tor’s network without revealing their IP address (the address your computer uses to send requests over the internet) or location; encrypting all data sent between you and any websites you visit; ensuring no one can see what other sites you’ve visited while using it; stripping cookies from websites after leaving them so they’re not stored in your browser history anymore; blocking malware sites from infecting your system with viruses or adware during those visits; preventing fingerprinting… well we’ll get back to this later!
Onion links are a type of dark web links that can only be accessed over the Tor network. These links often include .onion at the end of their URL, and they’re used to access hidden websites and services within Tor—sites that aren’t indexed by search engines like Google or Bing and often require special software to access them.
For example, if you want to visit a hidden wiki on the deep web, you need an onion link that uses .onion as part of its address. This allows you to access this website without having any search engines track your IP address or record your activity online.