What sites can you find on the dark web?
The dark web is a collective term for websites that are only accessible using the Tor-browser. These websites are not accessible via the surface web. In the media, the dark web is often portrayed as something dangerous, but there are also legitimate websites on the dark web that deal with legal subjects.
Who invented the dark web?
The dark web was actually created by the US government to allow spies to exchange information completely anonymously. US military researchers developed the technology, known as Tor (The Onion Router) in the mid-1990s and released it into the public domain for everyone to use.
Can the dark web be shut down?
Darknet markets These markets have no protection for its users and can be closed down at any time by authorities. Despite the closures of these marketplaces, others pop up in their place. As of 2020, there have been at least 38 active dark web market places.
Can my phone be hacked by visiting a website?
Just like on your computer, your iPhone can be hacked by clicking on a suspicious website or link. If a website looks or feels off check the logos, the spelling, or the URL.
Can phones get viruses from websites?
Can phones get viruses from websites? Clicking dubious links on web pages or even on malicious advertisements (sometimes known as “malvertisements”) can download malware to your cell phone. Similarly, downloading software from these websites can also lead to malware being installed on your Android phone or iPhone.