Websites that end in “.onion” are known as Tor onion services — or if you want to be dramatic about it, the “dark web.” Here’s how it all works.Tor Browser Lets People Browse the Web AnonymouslyWhen you load a website in a normal web browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge, you make a connection over the internet directly from your house (or wherever you happen to be) to the web server you’re loading. The website can see where you are coming from (and track you), and your internet service provider can see which website you’re loading (and track what you’re doing and sell advertising based on your activity).But if you open Tor Browser and load the same website, none of those parties can spy on you. Even Tor itself won’t know what you’re up to. Within the network, consisting of thousands of nodes run by volunteers across the internet, you do not connect from your house directly to the web server. Instead, your connection first bounces between three Tor nodes and then finally exits the Tor network and goes to the website. The website can’t see where you’re coming from, only that you’re using Tor. Your ISP can’t see what website you’re visiting, only that you’re using Tor. And the Tor nodes themselves can’t fully track you either. The first node can see your home IP address, because you connect directly to it, but can’t see what site you’re loading, and the last node (also called the exit node) can see what site you’re loading but doesn’t know your IP address.In short, Tor Browser makes it so people can load websites anonymously. Tor onion services do the same thing, except for websites themselves.Tor Onion Services Let Websites Themselves Be AnonymousSo what exactly is an onion service? Just like when people use Tor Browser to be anonymous, web servers can use Tor to host anonymous websites as well. Instead of using normal domain names, these websites end with “.onion”.If you load an onion site in Tor Browser, both you and the web server bounce encrypted data packets through the Tor network until you complete an anonymous connection, and no one can track anyone involved: Your ISP can only see that you’re using Tor, and the website’s ISP can only see that it’s using Tor. You can’t learn the website’s real IP address, and the website can’t learn yours either. And the Tor nodes themselves can’t spy on anything. All they can see is that two IP addresses are both using Tor.Onion services have another cool property: The connection never exits the Tor network, so there are no exit nodes involved. All the communication between Tor Browser and the web server happens in the dark.The Most Popular Site on the Dark WebWhen people hear about the “dark web,” they tend to think about shady things like drug markets and money laundering. That stuff is, in fact, facilitated by anonymous websites running Tor onion services, just as it’s facilitated by the normal, non-anonymous internet. But it’s not the only use of onion services by a long shot.The Intercept along with dozens of other newsrooms around the world, including pretty much every major news organization, run Tor onion sites for SecureDrop, a whistleblower submission platform. With The Intercept’s new onion service for readers of our website, we’ll also join the ranks of the New York Times, ProPublica, BuzzFeed News, The Markup, and other news organizations in making their core websites available as onion services.I also develop an open source tool called OnionShare which makes it simple for anyone to use onion services to share files, set up an anonymous drop box, host a simple website, or launch a temporary chat room.But, by far, the most popular website on the dark web is Facebook. Yup, Facebook has an onion service. For when you want some — but not too much — anonymity.
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ogical base) has one ready to download.Be careful. Keep in mind that the anonymity of the Tor network makes it a haven for criminals and hackers. A few things to keep in mind:You have to be careful when entering any dark web link. Before entering the Tor network, shut down most other programs or apps. Download and use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) for added security. Don’t forget there are hidden pages. Surfing Tor isn’t easy. Aside from being isolated from the everyday internet, most of the Tor network isn’t indexed, rendering it invisible to search engines. In essence, the network is populated by hidden websites. Yes, search engines exist on Tor, but their reliability is questionable. DataProt, a website dedicated to advising on cybersecurity, has a great looking infographic explaining how Tor works. Tor sometimes has websites made exclusively for the network. These usually come as onion links with the “.onion” domain. To find the best dark web links on Tor, you have to use a website list – just like the one below. Here are ten cool dark web links to paste into your Tor browser today!The Hidden Wiki is usually presented as your one-stop-shop for dark web links. That’s not the case. Many of the links present in The Hidden Wiki are of dubious (if not criminal) nature. Many more don’t work. As far as resources go, it’s somewhat useless. Which is why we recommend Daniel.Daniel’s website lists 7,000 .onion addresses. They are separated into several categories to make browsing easier. Moreover, Daniel’s site has an in-built test functionality. This means you can have the website check if any given Tor website is online. The list shows the last time a website was checked and whether it was online. This makes Daniel’s website an excellent first step in exploring Tor.ProPublica is an investigative journalism outfit. Their 2016 reporting on sexual abuse won the Pulitzer Prize that year. ProPublica is accessible on the “clearnet” – that is, the regular internet you’re using right now. Yet it also maintains a Tor website. Accessing it via a Tor browser gives you a layer of anonymity and security, as well as allows you to bypass country blocks. As a bonus, ProPublica is one of the most polished web experiences you’ll have on the dark web. It’s also not the only one to have a dark web link: you can also use Tor to read The New York Times and other news sites or use their SecureDrop integration for whistleblowing purposes.3. Ahmia – for those who want a Tor search engine http://msydqstlz2kzerdg.onion I still maintain that going into Tor without having dark web links already in your hand is a fool’s errand. But some people insist on search engines, and several Tor engines do exist. I’m going to recommend Ahmia. While it’s hard to tell which engine works the best, Ahmia presents itself as a hidden service search engine, and that’s what it does. It also works to remove child abuse content from their search results, which is both the morally right thing to do and a good service for those who want to trawl the dark web.4. DuckDuckGo – search the clearnet securely and without trackinghttps://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion Google collects a lot of your information. Its search results tend to be biased. DuckDuckGo, however, was built on the idea of not collecting user data. The results that this search engine shows you are always neutral. It’s similar to the Surfshark Search feature offered by Surfshark. You’re most likely to find DuckDuckGo useful outside of the dark web. Indeed, it doesn’t search for Tor websites. This is a bit of a bummer since the popular Tor search engines are all ugly and uncomfortable to use. DuckDuckGo has a presentation similar to Google. And unlike the Tor search engines, it won’t lead you to quite so many illegal websites after a simple search.5. Riseup – tools for activists and organizershttp://nzh3fv6jc6jskki3.onionRiseup provides email and chat services that keep no records of your activity. It is also protected from malicious attacks. It also has no intention of cooperating with any government – unlike, say, Google. Riseup supports the causes of “human liberation, the ethical treatment of animals, and ecological sustainability.” That’s why Riseup also provides organizational tools, mailing lists, and more. However, knowing the dark web link isn’t enough – you need an invitation code to create a Riseup account. But you can still browse the security section! It has excellent tips on how to add a dash of information security to your daily life.6. Hidden Answers – ask what you want in anonymityhttp://answerszuvs3gg2l64e6hmnryudl5zg rmwm3vh65hzszdghblddvfiqd.onion Hidden Answers is one of those dark web links that keep making their way onto these lists. The reason for that is simple. Hidden Answers is the dark web version of Quora, Yahoo Answers, and Reddit. Once you access the site, you’ll soon notice that the questions on Hidden Answers touch upon a variety of topics. When people have the ultimate anonymity the internet can offer, they still ask where your nickname comes from – or would you have your head cryo-frozen after death.7. Tor Metrics – explore the statistics of the dark webhttp://rougmnvswfsmd4dq.onion The dark web is a curious subject: it’s not that easy to use, and it seems to be popular among shady people. But what if we put all that activity into numbers?Tor Metrics is the website that measures who and where uses the network. Surprisingly enough, about 20% of daily users come from Russia. The US is in second place, with around 18% of the share. Aside from revealing just how widely not-used Tor is (data suggests barely more than 1.5 million daily users), you can also see the scope of the network. Metrics record slightly more than 60,000 unique .onion addresses.We already established that many of the dark web links you find on link aggregators are offline. Thus, it paints a picture of the tiny world of Tor websites.8. ZeroBin – the secure way to share your pasteshttp://zerobinqmdqd236y.onion Just like clearnet, Tor has its utility websites. ZeroBin is one of them. If you use the Tor network regularly, you will want a way to share stuff with your dark web friends. ZeroBin allows you to do that with complete safety and privacy. One of its selling points is that even ZeroBin servers don’t know what you pasted. The data encryption takes place on your browser before it goes to the server. Options for sharing include password protection. And, of course, the pastes will be deleted sometime later.9a. Imperial Library – the fun dark web libraryhttp://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion Tor website lists like to harp about Sci-Hub. They miss two vital points: it’s down (at the time of writing), and a clearnet version exists – you don’t need Tor to use it.Sci-Hub is mostly useful for academic types who know the PMID, DOI, or URLs of papers they want to access. At the same time, websites like the Imperial Library of Trantor store stuff that’s interesting to the broader public. Imperial Library is a public depository of scanned books. As a bonus, it’s administered by a guy with a Riseup email address. To date, nearly four hundred thousand books have been uploaded.9b. Comic Book Library – reading comics but on the dark webhttp://r6rfy5zlifbsiiym.onion Interested in comic books instead? There’s also the Comic Book Library, with entries dating back to the 1930s. Of course, like any such effort, the scans are of dubious legality.10. Tunnels – explore the literal university undergroundhttp://62gs2n5ydnyffzfy.onion http://74ypjqjwf6oejmax.onion And for the end, a slice of something completely different. Some of the more famous Tor websites are about exploring the tunnels in American universities.Infrastructure like that is both dangerous and illegal to access. That’s why urban explorers hosted their blogs on Tor. It also helps that said universities are heavily tech-related. IIT Underground – focused on Illinois Tech – is the smaller of the blogs. Beneath VT – that’s Virginia Tech – is more prominent. It provides more details on the tunnels as well as the dangers associated with them.The websites are a step above the usual Tor website design, too. They still look like something from the early aughts, though.The threats lurking in the dark webThe dark web is the Wild West of the internet – exciting to explore but can also be dangerous. Here are some threats you might run into:Scams. Since most of the websites are non-indexed and unregulated, the probability of running into scams is much greater. This is especially true if you’re trying to purchase anything illegal or questionable. Why? Because “Excuse me, officer, but the drugs I ordered on the dark web were never delivered to me” is a poor alibi. And even if you’re getting something that’s not illegal, there’s no reason for a vendor to ever remain in the dark web. In short, it’s bad for traffic and sales.Malicious software. Keyloggers, ransomware, phishing malware, and other types of malicious software are more common on the dark web. This happens because there are fewer rules for website quality. They often come with poor encryption standards (http) and get universally marked as suspicious by normal browsers. Simply visiting a website like that could get you into trouble with malware.Government monitoring. Sadly, the same goes for many Tor-based websites. Anything illegal or deemed potentially harmful by your local government is usually closely monitored. Simply visiting such a website could get you into trouble with authorities.That’s why, even if you use The Onion Router, it’s a good idea to use Tor over a VPN.Beef up your internet privacy even moreSo if you want to experience the dark web, these Tor websites are a good starting point. But you should be aware of the security dangers involved in using the Tor network.The fact that you’re using Tor is not hidden from your ISP’s (Internet Service Provider) records. Keep your Tor browsing a secret by using Surfshark (it’s called Tor over VPN)! If necessary, it can even hide the fact that you’re using a VPN.Secure your data with a VPNBrowse the dark web privatelyGet Surfshark!Written byPijus JauniškisA privacy worrier with a knack for translating tech stuff into human languageRate and share this articleHand picked related articlesHow to use Tor, and is it safe to access the dark web?Aistė Jokšaitė in Cybersecurity, Internet Security2022, March 9 · 10 min readUsing Tor over a VPN: What, why and how?Pijus Jauniškis in VPN, Must-knows2021, January 6 · 7 min read
What's Tor2webTor is a software project that lets you anonymously browse the Internet. Tor2web is a project to let Internet users access Tor Onion Services without using Tor Browser.Getting startedWhenever you see a URL like http://duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion/, that's a Tor Onion service. Just replace .onion with .onion.to or .onion.city or .onion.cab or .onion.direct or any other domain made available by volounteers Tor2web operators Example:https://duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion.to/This connects you with Tor2web, which then talks to the onion service via Tor and relays the response back to you.WARNING: Tor2web only protects publishers, not readers. As a reader installing Tor Browser will give you much greater anonymity, confidentiality, and authentication than using Tor2web. Using Tor2web trades off security for convenience and usability.Tor2web & Tor Onion Sites ResourcesBelow a set of useful resources, Tor Onion Services indexes, search engines and applications available on the internet trough Tor2web Proxies:Contribute to the Tor2web ProjectSupport usYou can donate to Hermes Center to support Tor2web project development.Read moreAdditional ServicesTor2web do provide also additional services, not just proxy access to Tor Onion Services, in particular the following faclities:CheckTor to integrate in your site a JS to check if user is coming from TorOpenData statistcs of Tor2web let you research how Tor2web network behaveContactsIf you wish to contact the Tor2web Projects you can reach us on: