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Demystifying the Darknet in 30 Minutes or Less


The Darknet has received significant attention in recent years and with it, increased confusion. Darknet, Dark web, Deep net, Deep web, The Onion Router (TOR) are all used interchangeably. Interestingly enough, none of these terms are actually interchangeable. TOR, the most popular instance of a Darknet, is viewed by many as a tool providing complete anonymization. In reality, the anonymity TOR provides is very specific and far from complete. To appreciate this, one must understand how TOR works and therein lies the problem: most people don’t know how TOR works. So, let’s solve that problem.

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