There is nothing mystical about the deep web and darknet. The dark web is often portrayed as vast and mysterious, implying that there is a large number of onion sites on tor, but this is not what we find. Sharing written onion typosquats would be an effective way to spread them, as many tor users will not be familiar enough with the real domain to tell the difference. Some prominent surface websites host mirrors of their content on tor sites for exactly this reason, including the new york times and facebook.
That’s one reason why law-abiding citizens might value the privacy of tor and other visit dark web. Note: don’t use tor browser without vpn connection, recommended, first connect nordvpn then run tor browser. The servers of onion websites are taken down when they fall victim to attacks. Accessing content on the deep web is relatively safe.
There are an estimated 200 million unique surface web domains that are active, which positions the current live onion site network at less than 0.005% of the size of the world wide web. Typosquatting is a tactic used by malicious actors on the surface web, and this has been taken to onion sites as well. We spidered about 260,000 onion pages to approximate the full reachable tor network from a starting set of onion sites that we pulled from public lists and our own content.
The infrastructure was compromised using a php zero-day vulnerability that allowed the hacker to gain access to the full database of sites and delete all the accounts inside. If you browse the deep web — even if it’s just to check out your dental bill — it’s a good idea to equip your device with trusted security software and keep it up to date.
Our crawling found 55,828 different onion domains, but only 8,416 were observed to be live on the tor network during our crawl. That’s why you are the only one person who is responsible for your all activity; we are not recommending any dark web sites here, if you lose or damaged anything then we are not responsible for these.