When you hear the Dar Web being mentioned, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Chances are high it is things bordering; a place where you can hire hitmen, buy illicit drugs and pay for it using cryptocurrencies.
In reality, however, most of these so-called Tor sites (onion sites) are nothing more than tame and useless sites. That is according to a new research that says the few real onion sites remaining are now headed for extinction.
What attracts people to Tor is its supposed ability to keep one anonymous by using ‘onion routing; where data from one users is passed through many routers, making it difficult (but not impossible) to track who is requesting the data. This system was developed by the US Office of Naval Research and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Onionscan tabled a report yesterday, on multiple investigations in the health of Tor networks. The investigation queried a database made up of 30,000 Tor sites over several days; given onion has the tendencies of being unreliable, unlike sites on the ‘clearnet.’
The Onionscan report unearthed that up to 4,400 were …read more
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