Give the People What They Want!

Someone commented on my post Exploring Tor Links Again, Just For You! the other day, and said the following:

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“We want snuff/gore/rape websites.” I kid you not. Well, what did I expect when I write a blog about the dark web? Also, I noticed I had been getting a lot of comments on one of my older posts about red rooms, so maybe that needs some clarification.

As I said on the post Hmm _ Needs More Gore! (NSFW), though, there appear to be a lot more gore sites on the clearnet than on the dark web (at least from what I’ve discovered). Nonetheless, as a result of this comment, I did go searching for something of this nature, to see if I may have missed all the “interesting” stuff.

What I came up with, however, looks a little questionable (as much of the dark web does). I did my initial search on the not Evil search engine, which is still one of my favorites.

Searches for “gore” and “snuff” turned up some compelling results, to say the least. For instance, the first result had nothing to do with snuff (in the sense of snuff films), but rather snuff tobacco!

The first result related to what the commenter was talking about, however, was this site: http://snuffyknz5eb6spv.onion. Now, before you give me a hard time about sharing snuff movies on the blog, I need to point out – this could very well be a scam, like many other dark web sites.

I can’t verify whether or not this is real, but if anyone wants to give it a try, have at it. If you lose your bitcoin, I’m not responsible.

That being said, one site that I do know of that has gore photos and such is my favorite darknet social network, Psycho Social Network! I’ve talked about it on several earlier posts, like this one: Psycho Social Network: New and Improved!.

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While it’s not a gore site in and of itself, several of the groups on the site are dedicated to sharing images and videos of that nature. So, that might be a good consolation prize!

As far as other stuff like this goes, it’s a shot in the dark (pun intended). There appear to be lots of sites offering “snuff videos” and such, but unless you pay for it, there’s no way to know if it’s real or a scam – and I tend to lean toward the latter!

Here’s an example. On a much earlier post, I talked about the site “Forbidden Video Studio,” which would allegedly produce any kind of crazy content you wanted for bitcoin:

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The idea sounds sick enough, and for the record, that’s not what I’m into. That being said, the people who actually paid to watch this stuff may have been disappointed (just like those who paid for the so-called “red rooms”). To be honest, I hope they were!

More recently, I’ve come across some sites that use the same format (the stairway going down into the creepy basement pic), which may or may not be run by the same people. If the original was a scam, I’m inclined to think that these are too.

The one exception is that there are some sites which require special authorization to access (a.k.a. private onion services) – I have never accessed one of these, and it’s possible that they contain some very sick material. I don’t know for sure, though. See Creating Private Onion Services – traudt.xyz for more info on this.

Anyhow, your best bet is to join Psycho Social Network, or stick to the gore sites on the clearnet. I’m sure you can get your fix there, unless you want to commit the murders yourself.

I hope not, though.

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HackerCombat: Secure in the Dark Web?

Before I start, I should say – I’m not writing this to make enemies in the dark web world; I just like to get proper info out there. Like when I say there’s no “Marianas Web.”

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That being said, one of the sites I subscribe to is Hacker Combat, and I happened to notice that they had an article today called Stay Secure While Venturing into the Dark Web. After having read lots of similar content, I tend to be skeptical of articles that give advice about “being secure in the dark web.”

I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt, though. Let’s see what they have to say:

Well, there are many users who still think that the dark web and the deep web are the same. In fact, the dark web is just a part of the deep web and comprises that part of the internet that’s “hidden” and needs to be accessed using specific software and configurations. So, you need to use Tor, Freenet, I2P or Riffle to access the dark web. It’s a well-known fact that even the Google search engine doesn’t show results of the dark web. 

This is partly true, but it’s the last sentence I take issue with. Actually, Google will show results from the dark web (Tor, at least), but it doesn’t pick up all the sites. As I’d mentioned on the post Can You Access .Onion Sites Without Tor Browser?, it is possible to reach .onion sites without using the browser. These sites use what’s called a Tor2Web proxy, which is basically a middleman connecting you to Tor.

Thus, some of these sites will show up in Google results. For instance, Psycho Social Network, which I’ve talked about a few times, will show up on a Google search, but clicking on it uses the proxy:

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To put it in simple terms, it’s like asking a cab driver, “Can you take me to this onion site?” The cab driver says, “Sure!” On the other hand, you don’t know for certain if this cab driver will try to take advantage of you, just as you don’t know if a proxy is trustworthy.

Anyhow, let’s see what else the article says.

Using a VPN Service is good- Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service is always advisable; it adds to the anonymity factor. You should always remember to turn on the VPN before beginning to use the Tor browser or any such service; this gives you added anonymity plus security.

I also take issue with the idea that a VPN gives you added security, unless you’re the one who designed the VPN. A VPN can help you hide your Tor usage from your ISP, but then the VPN provider also has a record of the fact that you’re using Tor, and may or may not keep logs of your activity. Some claim not to keep logs (e.g. IPVanish), but if the time came where they were subpoenaed and told to give up your info, that may be a different story.

Have an up-to-date antivirus program- This is basic to security; you need to have an antivirus software even if you are not venturing into the dark web. But when you are doing it, you must have an anti-virus software. That helps add to the security.

This is true to a degree, although it depends on the kind of attack you’re trying to prevent. Some antivirus programs don’t have the capability of stopping certain types of attacks (such as ransomware). Anyhow, I suppose having one is better than not having one.

Keep your webcam covered- Webcam spying is reportedly common in the dark web. So, while you’re on the dark web, it’s always good to keep your webcam covered. You just don’t know; someone could spy on you and later subject you to extortion scams. Stay safe, cover your webcam.

This part I agree with – it is definitely possible to crack a webcam’s security, and covering it with tape is about the most basic way you can keep someone from looking at you.

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The article offers more advice as well, but these were the parts that stood out to me. Whether you agree with the points they make or not, I suggest reading it anyway. If you’ve never ventured onto Tor before, it could make a good field guide.

Linux Drama Part 2: Trolling!

I found a great quote on bash.org today that applies to my Linux dilemma:

I discovered that you’d never get an answer to a problem from Linux Gurus by asking. You have to troll in order for someone to help you with a Linux problem…Instead, I did what works. Trolling. By stating that Linux sucked because it was so hard to find a file compared to Windows, I got every self-described Linux Guru around the world coming to my aid. They gave me examples after examples of different ways to do it. All this in order to prove to everyone that Linux was better.

So OK then. Linux sucks! It’s shit! Windows was better! There, I said it. (haha.) Just kidding.

In all seriousness, as I’d mentioned on my earlier post, I attempted an update, and it seems that I really messed up my system. At present, I’m working on booting the system with GRUB, which, to be honest, is completely new to me. It’s not complicated at all, though!

IMG_20180707_080447_475 OK, maybe a little complicated. What I was attempting to do was choose the previous kernel from this menu, but then I got a message that I didn’t have permission to do that. I’m not entirely sure how to change the permissions so that I can choose it.

So, I’m asking the Linux users out there – is this the right route? I don’t want to further mess up things in the process of trying to fix them!

In the meantime, I’m writing this blog from whatever machines happen to be available (including my phone).

It’s weird – this is the kind of thing that people expect to happen when they’re on the dark web, and yet it happens to me without any “help” from the dark web. If need be, I’ll just completely reinstall everything, but it might help to know where to start!

And I used to get annoyed with this:

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“Secret” Dark Web Links?

People often ask me if there are “secret” or “hidden” dark web links that aren’t available on the public link lists. In fact, someone did so yesterday, which was what prompted this post.

To be honest, I think this is one of the many myths about the dark web; people explore the few links that are on The Hidden Wiki (or similar link lists), find them boring, and then ask, “Where’s the real interesting stuff?”

Well, as I mentioned on All Onion Services: New URL, if it isn’t on that site (with regard to Tor at least), it isn’t anywhere. Not only does that site have v1 onions, but also v2 and v3 (the ones with 50 characters).allonionsv2_edited

Of course, finding actual onions that are online when using All Onion Services can be quite difficult, as none of them are labeled or sorted into categories. Yet, as I’ve also mentioned on quite a few other blog posts, there are many link lists and search engines on Tor.

While these may not index everything, I’ve managed to find some interesting sites through these methods. In past posts, I have referenced several other link lists, which I still use to this day. I’ll include those here, plus a few that I just came across:

http://jdpskjmgy6kk4urv.onion – Welcome to Dark Web Links and More!

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http://darkdirmpmoq3uur.onion – DarkDir

http://zlal32teyptf4tvi.onion – Fresh Onions

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http://xvwhmrw3sgwwmkko.onion – Atlayo Search Engine

http://5jgis47vdcpaeafp.onion – La Wiki Oculta (for my Spanish readers!)

http://deeplinkdeatbml7.onion – DeepLink

In addition to these, there are the various search engines, such as the following:

http://hss3uro2hsxfogfq.onion – not Evil

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http://visitoroymk3ouq7.onion/search – VisiTOR

http://gjobqjj7wyczbqie.onion/ – Candle

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http://msydqstlz2kzerdg.onion/ – Ahmia (also at http://ahmia.fi)

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http://bznjtqphs2lp4xdd.onion – Welcome to Dark Web Links Search Engine

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These are just a few examples, but my feeling is that if you can’t find what you’re looking for on one of these link lists or search engines, it probably isn’t there. If you’re looking for something besides Tor, try I2P or Freenet.

Here are a few I2P links:

http://0thers.i2p

http://abhishek.i2p

http://closedshop.i2p

http://cokeandcoffee.i2p

http://darkhardwarelab.i2p

There are many others, but that’s what I could find at the moment.

Every so often, I do come across sites I haven’t seen before, but the content on them tends to be about the same: marketplaces, forums, fraud sites, scams, wikis, and the occasional game site or weird site.

Other than that, if you’re just looking for sick content (that doesn’t involve children), it’s probably on the clearnet – contrary to popular belief.

If there’s something I missed here, feel free to tell me, but I think that about covers it.

 

 

 

Site Feature: Dark Clouds/saysamaim

So, a reader contacted me recently and asked if I would check out their site(s), which I did. They have both a clearnet site and a couple of Tor hidden services.

The clearnet site is called saysamaim, and seems to be a sort of tribute to all things “darknet”:

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On the landing page is a sort of “definition” of the darknet:

“Most people like us confused about the term like Dark net or Deep Web[sic]! It is a big part of the internet that can’t be found or indexed by search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo. For example, your bank account page is also part of the dark net sites. On the other side anything you can see in the search results, that s [sic] called Surface Web. Darknet sites contain weird URLs and also [sic] known as .onion sites (Hidden services sites) [.] Dark marketplaces sale [sic] all kinds of legal and illicit goods anonymously for other currencies such as Bitcoins. When companies are hacked and their data is stolen, that stolen data [is] often used for sale on the so-called Darknet.”

I’m not certain, but this sounds like something I wrote at one point online; if so, thanks for paraphrasing me! I must make a few corrections, however – your bank account page is in the “deep web,” not the darknet, per se. If a page is indexed by search engines, it’s on the surface web, as the site says. And as I’ve mentioned on this blog before, .onion sites are one example of “dark web” URLs (on Tor, at least).

Here’s one of the next-gen onion URLs, for instance: http://occgshn6gz4je57wyhpijni7waod6yxpxwihjdxjwrnpjtbayliei2id.onion/ It’s a site called Cyberia.

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Anyhow, I don’t fault people for not being native English speakers, but I hate the spread of misinformation about the dark web. Some of this is unintentional, as I believe many of the technical aspects of darknet software can be hard to understand.

On other parts of the site are a “darknet guide,” if you will, a contact form, and a list of hacking tools. In addition, there’s an about page, and copies of 973-eht-namuh-973.com and Joy of Satan, two sites which are often referred to as being part of the “dark web,” but aren’t.

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This same group also runs two Tor hidden services, called Dark Street and Dark CloudNet.

 

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Both of these are forums, more or less. They seem to revolve around the typical kinds of activity you would expect on Tor: carding, drugs, etc. Because I’m new to the forums, I have no idea if any of it is legit or not. Based on my experience with the dark web over the past two years, I tend to approach these kinds of things with a healthy degree of skepticism.

That’s not to say that the forums don’t look cool; I thought the format worked very well. Whoever programmed them used MyBB software, which is pretty tried-and-true for that purpose, as you may know.

One thing that’s intriguing about Dark Street is that certain sections are “locked,” i.e. you need a password to access them. See if you can figure out what that is!

In any case, the forums are rather similar to other carding/hacking forums I’ve seen, but they could use some more traffic. Want to check them out, readers? Click the links.

They’re real…I promise.

 

 

 

Are These Horror Stories True?

Those of you who are into the dark web (especially its more disturbing side) have surely heard many of the horror stories surrounding it – if that kind of thing interests you, anyway.

After spending more than two years on it, however, I can say that I’m certain many of those stories aren’t true. I’ve re-listened to them after getting a better understanding of how Tor (and its dark web contemporaries) work, and many times, the details don’t add up.

Nonetheless, there have been a couple of stories that are hard to shake. One of them, which you might know if you frequent Reddit at all, was called My visits to the darkest sites on the deep web.

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It’s a fairly long story, but the author, like me, had gone into the dark web to see what it was all about, and if you believe what he said, came out of the experience very scarred and with a lower opinion of humanity, so to speak.

Like the other horror stories, I have no idea if this one is true, but it was intriguing nonetheless. What was different about this particular story is that it doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility. The gist of it is that the author ventures through numerous Tor sites, and eventually makes his way into some that are much worse than anything you could find on publicly available link repositories.

I have spent some time in dark web chat rooms, and a few of them were filled with people I would not want as neighbors (to put it nicely). In theory, had I been curious and had enough bitcoin, they may have led me to some very sick sites. Contrary to popular belief, that’s not really what interests me anymore.

On Quora, I recently came across a similar story, which I can link you to here: What are some scariest dark web experiences? Not unlike the previous story, it involves the author joining some dark web chat rooms out of curiosity, and eventually making her way to some horrifying content – I’m seeing a pattern here!

The last story of this nature that comes to mind is also from Reddit, and is entitled “NSFW farm.avi.” Perhaps you’ve heard this one? It details a series of four videos, which apparently used to be on Tor. They depicted several people in a farm-like setting being tortured by being treated, more or less, like cattle, and being forced to wear pigs’ heads. Sound like American Horror Story at all?

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Here, piggy, piggy, piggy…

I haven’t seen the actual video, but enough people claimed that it was real that it seemed believable (yeah, yeah, I know that doesn’t count as proof). After seeing that PsychoTube site, though, this story doesn’t seem so crazy! By the way, if anyone is a fan of Corpse Husband’s horror stories on YouTube, he does a great job of narrating this one: 3 MORE TERRIFYING DEEP WEB STORIES/DARK WEB Stories/Internet Experiences (Graphic)

All in all, it’s hard to say if any particular horror story is true without having experienced it yourself, but you can still enjoy them anyway.

Heck, I’m still hoping to meet Pennywise on the dark web; aren’t you?

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LION777 Continued: Next Clues?

So…I was about to give up on this whole LION777 puzzle, as I thought I’d reached the end, but someone gave me a few new clues.

On Pastebin, there’s a post called LION777 33rd Degree Information Unclassified 1337 ARG, which lists additional information on getting to the next few sites. Keep in mind, though – this has nothing to do with the “deep web” or “dark web” (according to their technical definitions, anyway).

Anyhow, if you read the Pastebin post, it lists links to the previous sites, as well as clues to the hidden sites:

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For instance, the first site is 777777.ga, which had all the secret society symbols, such as the ones from Freemasonry, the Skull and Bones, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. I’m not sure if these necessarily relate to the puzzle as a whole, however, or if they’re just there to look mysterious.

To progress through the early stages of these sites, you merely have to scroll to the bottom of the page, where the URL to the next site is. On the other hand, once you get to a certain point, the links become less obvious (which I was hoping for, to be honest!).

The most recent development seems to be that they’ve added new sites to the “maze,” so to speak. On the Pastebin post, you should see something that reads:

The [Future Was]

http://71717.ml #8

http://71777717.ml #9

http://832017.gq/ #10

http://832017.gq/ **** #11

The last link there was the first one I hadn’t visited yet. It looks like this:

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Below it is some more “poetry,” so to speak, or clues, such as:

The galactic clock is restarting 1 more time.

[00:00]

#9

The LION and Serpent battle

while the sun and shadow

play a final time.

The black squirrel ran in front of the light.

VERTIAS [sic] was exposed.

Now eight was in the race

And joined the seven.

I’m sure they meant “VERITAS,” right guys? Below the poem is some more imagery, followed by another link. This time, however, the link leads to a 404 page – mysterious, eh? Either the site isn’t finished, or it’s a red herring!

If you go back to the Pastebin post, there are some further links you can follow. I would imagine that it doesn’t reveal all of them, of course.

It’s worth noting that on some of the sites, they feature external links to some conspiracy theory-like stuff, but I’m only marginally interested in that (for instance, there are links to UFO and alien stories). This may surprise you, but I’m highly skeptical of much of that.

And in spite of the fact that I’ve worked on this puzzle, I still maintain that there is no Mariana’s Web.

To each his own, I suppose!