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Darknet

DARKNET


Darknet

  • tor - the onion router

    • U.S. Navy

      • Communications

      • Data Transmission

    • Security through layers of encrypted communication between nodes.

https://www.torproject.org/index.html.en


Darknet

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2046227/meet-darknet-the-hidden-anonymous-underbelly-of-the-searchable-web.html


Darknet

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Access through tor

Access Through Tor

● “The onion router”

● Similar to a Firefox browser

● Simple, anyone can get it

● Host machine is untraceable

○ Can stay anonymous

○ Can access Darknet

○ Can see .onion extensions


Alternative access with i2p

Alternative Access with I2P

● The “Invisible Internet Project”

● Messages encrypted

● Outbound and Inbound tunnels

○ Data exchange

● 1st query must be made to I2P network’s “database”

○ Acts like a distributed hash table


Access to the silk road and knowledge

Access to The Silk Road and Knowledge

● Access to Darknet = Access to Information

○ Onions

○ Government Secrets

○ Conspiracy Theories

● The Silk Road (Market)

○ Weapons and drugs sold

○ 60,000 visits per day

○ $1.9 million in sales every month

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Darknet

Darknet Usage

telegraph.co.uk, 22 April 2014


Anonymity

Anonymity?

  • Tor designed to hide identity

  • Surface internet browsing

  • Doesn’t protect against vulnerabilities

    • Server

      • Anonymous

      • Showboating?

    • User’s computers

      • Compromise = exposure

      • Traps?

  • Impossible to be completely anonymous online!


Alternatives

Alternatives

  • Lots of reasons not to use Darknet

  • Lavabit

    • Court order

  • Silent Circle

    • Silent Mail

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Takeaways

Takeaways

  • Created by the US gov’t

    • Secure communications

    • Fraction of the Deep Web

  • Use the Onion

    • Tor/I2P

    • Illegal marketplace

  • Never anonymous

    • Restoring purpose


Bibliography

Bibliography

Bartlett, Jamie. "Pretty Soon, We Could All Be Using the Dark Net – Telegraph Blogs." Technology Pretty Soon We Could All Be Using the Dark Net Comments. The Telegraph, 22 Apr. 2013. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

Chacos, Brad. "Meet Darknet, the Hidden, Anonymous Underbelly of the Searchable Web | PCWorld." PCWorld. PCWorld, 12 Aug. 2013. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

Clayton, Nick. "Anonymous Hacktivists Target Child Pornography Sites." Tech Europe. The Wall Street Journal, 24 Oct. 2011. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

"The Darknet: Surfing on the Brink." Forum AlpbachMedientage The Darknet Surfing on the Brink Comments. N.p., 2013. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

Greenwald, Glenn. "Email Service Used by Snowden Shuts Itself Down, Warns against Using US-based Companies." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 09 Aug. 2013. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

"Intro." I2P. Invisible Internet Project, n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

Kolomi, Rogi. "Dark Net 101." Ask the Computer Guy RSS. N.p., 13 June 2013. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

Mesner, Doug. "Darknet." Darknet. N.p., 2013. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

Syverson, Paul. "Onion Routing." Onion Routing. Historic Mirror of 2005 Onion-router Project, 2005. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

"Tor: Overview." Project: Overview. The Tor Project, n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

Walsh, Dean. "A Beginner's Guide to Exploring the Darknet." Electronician. HubPages, 24 Apr. 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.

"The World's Most Secure Solution in Mobile Privacy." Silent Circle. N.p., 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.


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