Why is Tor Browser used to access the Deep Web?

Deep Web Sites are part of unindexed search engine data that can be accessed through TOR browser. TOR (The Onion Router) is a part of 2004 open source project which was developed by US Navy specially to explore government operations. Majority of the people nowadays are not able to access the core part of the Internet and instead use only 5% of the total internet websites available.

How TOR works?

To understand the functioning of TOR, you need to know what happens when you explore simple internet. Whenever you connect to the internet then a network then a location and IP address is marked against your system and with the help of this, your system is recognized. TOR browser goes through the roundabout and doesn’t give your system proper IP address while keeping your identity anonymous. Instead of connecting your device to the deep web directly, it takes random hops or relays. This bouncing of connections over thousands of connections makes it even difficult to trace or track anyone exploring through TOR. There are two key parts of the onion routing and the first part is composed of the computer nodes. The user sends requests to the router and then there are multiple routers in the network through which hopping continues till the request reaches the destination. Therefore, the end destination doesn’t know anything about the starting destination and therefore it is not possible for any node to know the complete path and from where the request got generated.

How to access TOR?

In order to get access to TOR, you can download and install the TOR browser from online free open source project website available. The version is available for Windows, Linux and MAC OS. For browsing through mobile phone, you can also access Orbot Android application. Sometimes, after installing, TOR you may experience difficulties in your local network firewall or security systems may experience problems.

There are various deep web links and websites that can be accessed through TOR and it is a valuable tool to access deep web without impacting your privacy. You can access websites that are not indexed by search engines and often give you information about dark website links as well. Dark web is yet another part of the deep web which is having dangerous, banned or illegal information. Here is step by step guide to access Tor sites.

The Bottom Line

Internet is an ocean of information and what we access through public domain is merely 5-10% of the actual data available. Therefore, there is so much that lies beneath the surface. Internet comprises of lot of unknown pages, website links and undisclosed information or protocols still waiting to be discovered. Many websites have been intentionally banned by government agencies or international internet regulatory bodies. There are many things out there that not many people know about internet. Not many people are aware about deep web and that’s another part of the internet which is not connected to the regular internet. If you want to know more about Deep web then you need to install and access through TOR browser.