The dark side of the World Wide Web is a place where you have to move very slowly and carefully, without making sudden movements and without committing rash acts. This is akin to a dark alley, from which a big man can emerge at any moment and rob, cheat. Here it is best to apply the rule “do not trust anyone”. This corner of the web resembles a real minefield filled with sites that feed on uninformed users.
No one here is surprised by the presence of sites with illegal content (from child pornography to drugs and weapons sales) or websites that want to encourage us to download malware in various ways. Sometimes it doesn’t even happen by your will. There are also “shops” that are simply engaged in fraud. You will be offered goods at a very good price, asked to pay some part, and then just disappear. And you will just lose money. Believe me, there are scammers of the highest standard hanging around in the Dark Web. These are not the amateurs who send out “letters of happiness” or offer a smartphone, and then send a dummy. Here, such methods belong to the middle kindergarten group.
Therefore, if you really want to delve into this corner of the network, it is a good idea to use a separate computer designed only for this purpose. It is desirable that you do not have any confidential information in it that may fall into the wrong hands. In such cases, caution is never too much.
When navigating the dark web, several important, I would say, paramount rules should be taken into account:
In no case do not provide your personal data or real email address to anyone;
never pay with credit cards. For these purposes, it is best to use cryptocurrency; however, think three times before using a store operating on the dark web. The fact is that there is no regulation or rules in these stores. In other words, there is no guarantee that in reality the product you purchased will fall into your hands;
although the dark web itself is not illegal and staying in it is not a crime, but most websites and the content available on them are already on the other side of the law. In other words, if you download illegal content from the Dark Web, it is an illegal action. I’m not talking about its commercial use or sale;
The Dark Web is constantly monitored and monitored by security services from different countries. They are especially closely monitoring the flow of drug sales, weapons, the distribution of child pornography, etc. In other words, it is possible that you will fall on the hook of the special services if you are interested in such a product.