Contact Us Today! 1-844-237-4300

Central Technology Solutions Blog

Tech Terminology: The Dark Web

Tech Terminology: The Dark Web

Deep web and dark web. What’s the difference? Perhaps you’ve been using these words interchangeably. The dark web has a reputation for being the most toxic place on the internet, and for quite a few good reasons. Today we will dive deep into the dark web and why this reputation has been formed.

What Is the Deep Web?

Before we are able to discuss the dark web, we must first glance at what the deep web is. By definition, the deep web is “the portion of the Internet that is hidden from conventional search engines, as by encryption; the aggregate of unindexed websites.” What does this mean to you? The deep web is just hidden information; in general things you want to be hidden. It’s content such as your personal email account, or a corporation’s private database. Essentially, anything you need to log in to see is considered the deep web. The deep web is extremely important for protecting our personal information, and our privacy. 

Shed Some Light on the Dark Web

This is the place where things start to get dark. This is the part of the World Wide Web that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable. The dark web isn’t illegal to access, but the reality of the dark web, anonymity can create a dangerous environment.  

Want to hire a hacker? How about a bounty hunter? Don’t worry, nearly any illicit item or service you could dream up is on the dark web! The dark web is basically a big shopping mall, where you can add things you’d ordinarily get arrested for adding to your basket. Hit-men, drug dealers; it’s all there. You can even pay a fee to buy stolen credit card numbers that were taken in big cybersecurity breaches like we saw with Marriot and Equifax.

Now, we aren’t saying anyone who uses the dark web are thieves or people looking to hire a killer. Some people are just obsessed with anonymity. Others prefer anonymity for business reasons. Journalists use the dark web to protect sources.

Your Business Could Be at Risk

We strongly suggest staying away from the dark web, as it can be a risk to your business. Accessing it via special software leaves you vulnerable to cyber attacks. Do not take the threat to your business that is posed by accessing the dark web lightly. Concerned your business’ data is already accessible via the dark web? Central Technology Solutions can help you find out. To learn more, contact our experts at 1-844-237-4300.

Protect Your Computing Infrastructure with Remote ...
By Controlling Active Directory, You Can Control Y...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, February 29 2020

Captcha Image

Join our mailing list!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Mobile? Grab this Article!

      QR-Code dieser Seite

      Tag Cloud

      Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Business Computing Cloud Productivity Hosted Solutions Data Network Security Privacy IT Services Email Malware Data Backup Internet Hackers Software Microsoft Outsourced IT Business IT Support Innovation Productivity Computer Data Recovery Efficiency Managed IT Services Mobile Devices Upgrade IT Support Hardware Ransomware Google Backup Cloud Computing Phishing Small Business Tech Term User Tips Business Continuity Cybersecurity Windows 10 Communication Collaboration Workplace Tips Managed Service Provider Internet of Things Managed IT Services VoIP Smartphone Smartphones Android Business Management Remote Monitoring Data Management Paperless Office Disaster Recovery communications Facebook Managed IT Social Media Windows 10 Server Windows Managed Service Office 365 Encryption Save Money Artificial Intelligence Miscellaneous BDR Network Browser Virtualization Quick Tips Mobile Device BYOD Passwords Saving Money Holiday Help Desk Risk Management Wi-Fi Compliance Apps Business Technology Vendor Management App Password Automation Mobile Device Management Government Document Management Healthcare Employer-Employee Relationship Windows 7 Robot Gmail Laptops Bring Your Own Device Going Green Training Microsoft Office Big Data Recovery Chrome Analytics Applications Avoiding Downtime Bandwidth Firewall Unified Threat Management Processor Money Infrastructure SaaS Data storage Telephone Systems Content Filtering Data loss Vulnerability Blockchain Information Computers Wireless File Sharing Users IT Management Redundancy Tip of the week Apple Scam Hosted Solution Project Management Antivirus Website VPN Virtual Reality Maintenance Work/Life Balance Customer Relationship Management Computing Data Security Regulations Office IT Service IoT Information Technology Access Control Gadgets Machine Learning Mobility Operating System Printing Storage Tablet RMM Unified Communications Remote Computing Files Settings Downtime Software as a Service Customer Service OneDrive Router Social Two-factor Authentication Politics Education Smart Technology Digital Payment Solid State Drive Remote Monitoring and Management Upgrades LiFi Management Websites Identity Theft Wireless Technology Legal Networking Twitter Net Neutrality Current Events Professional Services Patch Management IT solutions Licensing Remote Workers Virtual Private Network Display Health Network Management Internet Exlporer Hard Drive End of Support HIPAA Budget Assessment Sports How To Monitors Bitcoin Server Management Cooperation Electronic Medical Records Alert Mobile Security Electronic Health Records Mouse Employees Consultation Outlook Monitoring Uninterrupted Power Supply Company Culture Social Network Google Drive How To Samsung Meetings Recycling Spam Utility Computing Consulting File Management Word Search Business Growth Chromebook WiFi Dark Web Flexibility YouTube Augmented Reality Private Cloud Proactive Payment Cards Tech Support The Internet of Things Mobile Computing Managed Services Provider Hacker Co-Managed IT Administration Employee-Employer Relationship Telephone Network Congestion Technology Assurance Group ’s 18 Theft Video Conferencing Heating/Cooling IT Consulting Computing Infrastructure Point of Sale Deep Learning Virtual Desktop Technology Tips Chatbots Wires Wireless Internet Human Error Business Telephone Time Management Cybercrime Cost Management E-Commerce Managed Services WannaCry Computer Repair Telephony Alt Codes Vulnerabilities Manufacturing Authentication Optimization Retail Cortana Microsoft Excel Modem Sync Connectivity Security Cameras User Management Hacking Physical Security Multi-Factor Security Wearable Technology Enterprise Resource Planning Transportation Bookmarks Mobile VoIP Distributed Denial of Service Annual Convention Public Cloud Cryptocurrency WPA3 Financial Servers Data Breach 3D Printing Printer Alerts Law Enforcement Comparison Identity Botnet Employer/Employee Relationships Permission IT Assessment Processors Travel Virtual Assistant Features Vendor Typing Geography Hard Disk Drives Authorization Virtual Machines Cookies Mobile Device Managment Software Tips Hacks Remote Worker Batteries Disaster Trending Office Tips Google Calendar Mobile Favorites Cyber security Mail Merge Update Marketing Managed IT Service San Diego Automobile Computer Care Fleet Tracking Projects Procurement Technology Laws Unsupported Software Virus Gadget Best Practice Specifications Proactive Maintenance Test Digitize Touchscreen Techology Buisness Cache Wasting Time Smart Devices VoIP Sponsor Legislation IT Technicians GPS High-Speed Internet Solid State Drives Credit Cards Lenovo Social Engineering USB Permissions Nanotechnology Star Wars ROI Remote Work Teamwork Conferencing Address Break Fix Social Networking Windows 8 Save Time Asset Tracking Return on Investment Statistics Mobile Data SharePoint Staff Obstacle Black Friday Roanoke — Central Technology Solutions Supercomputer Identities MSP Database Management Shadow IT Disaster Resistance Unified Threat Management Hotspot Crowdsourcing Database Cyberattacks Sensors Digital Mirgation Tracking Development Options Zero-Day Threat Holidays Superfish Safety Fraud Screen Reader G Suite History Notes Dark Data Personal Information Google Wallet Managing Stress Shared resources Instant Messaging Windows Server 2008 Motherboard Google Maps OneNote Active Directory Bluetooth Downloads Taxes Spyware Course Cyber Monday technology services provider IT Budget Hard Drives Google Docs GDPR Tech Terms Outsourcing Proactive IT Notifications User Error Language eWaste Voice over Internet Protocol Read Only Migration Cables 5G Backup and Disaster Recovery IT Black Market Smart Tech Cabling Humor PowerPoint Value of Managed Services Shortcut Drones Enterprise Content Management Finance Firefox Writing Emoji Data Warehousing Backups Windows Server Operations Printers Error Emergency CrashOverride Web Server Students Cameras Regulation Motion Sickness Administrator CCTV Relocation Webcam Hard Disk Drive IT Consultant