Security Issues in the Deep and Dark Web: What to know?
Source of Publication
Proceedings of the 2023 12th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering
Anything beyond Surface Web is defined as the Deep Web. In the literature, several researchers use the terms Deep Web and Dark Web interchangeably, but this is a misperception. The latter is a subpart of the deep web, and needs special software to access - the most popular of which is the Tor browser. None of these layers were developed for malicious objectives, however, in the same way that any tool can be utilized for completely different purposes than what it was initially intended for, their functionalities have been exploited and used illicitly. This paper aims to shed light on both oftenmisunderstood parts of the web, particularly on the security issues that surrounds them. The deep web and the dark web are defined herein, their uses and benefits outlined, and some security issues in these unindexed spaces are presented.
Dark Web, Deep Web, Security issues, Tor browser, Unindexed spaces
Tubaishat, Abdallah and Maramara, April Rains, "Security Issues in the Deep and Dark Web: What to know?" (2024). All Works. 6333.
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Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license