Hidden Clubs: What’s the Password??

The first rule of Hidden Clubs is – you do not talk about Hidden Clubs.

Lo and behold, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a dark web site with numerous exclusive “clubs” that either require an invite or can only be entered with a certain number of “points” on the site.

If you want the link, here it is: http://x7giprgefwfvkeep.onion/

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To register, you have to use a fake email address, as in “gebryotes@fake.onion.” Once that’s done, go through the “Club Directory” pictured above, and find things that interest you.

Of course, I had to join the MadIRC club, because they’re awesome, right? At the moment, that, and a few other clubs (as you can see in the screenshot) are the ones I’ve joined. So far, I’ve “gained access” by asking for an invite. I imagine this isn’t the case with all of the clubs, if they’re more “secretive.”

In fact, after taking a closer look at the site, this is true:

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So I have to wonder – what are these “secret” clubs all about? Whistleblowing? Perhaps they’re darknet market or hacking related, and only want to include specific members. My guess would be the latter, but that’s just conjecture on my part. I base this on the fact that I have become a member of certain invite-only sites, and they were involved in the sale of illegal goods (albeit electronic ones, not drugs or weapons).

If they’re anything similar to sites like Suicide Apartment or the now-defunct dark0de, then it’s near impossible to get an invite – but you never know.

One of the more interesting clubs I came across was called “Silk Road,” (yeah that), and claimed to be a “new” market, or something along those lines. If you want my opinion, the Silk Road brand is dead, but good luck!

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So, what’s the point of all this, then? I suppose that, like much of Tor, it’s intended for privacy and anonymity – or just to sound cool. I’ve noticed that, any time I say that a site is exclusive or members only, people keep asking how to get in. Ironically, once they do get in, the sites have a tendency to look disappointing.

Don’t get me wrong – I think Hidden Clubs is entertaining, but so far I haven’t figured out anything all that secretive about it. Maybe the problem is that I haven’t earned enough points yet.

That being said, I should start my own club on there. Any suggestions as to what to call it?

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Meanwhile, Back on MadIRC…

After a very long time, I decided to drop into MadIRC again today, which I’ve written about on a few previous posts, such as MadIRC – Nice People on the Dark Web!?

It was quite nice to be among the sarcasm and tech talk once again. The only difference was that I was doing so on my Ubuntu system now, so under the hood, it was a contrasting process.

One of the “adjustments” I was getting used to was using WeeChat, as opposed to HexChat, which I had used on my old system. For those of you who like the old school technology look, WeeChat is about as old school as you can get:

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I’ve mentioned on here before that I grew up using the DOS command prompt (yeah, pre-Windows), and WeeChat reminds me of that in so many ways! *geeks out*

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The only problem I seemed to have with it, today, is that it wouldn’t connect via Tor. Am I cursed with this? Maybe. Actually, the issue might have been that I just didn’t have the Tor Browser open, which is a problem I also had with HexChat on occasion.

Anyway, the particular channel that I hang out on is called #Elite, and while it may not be full of psychos, per se, they’re just a tech-savvy bunch of guys who like things such as Linux and coding. Oh, and they might make the occasional politically incorrect joke – don’t worry, you get used to that!

What is rather frowned upon is anything relating to CP, or asking for links, or just general trolling. Look, if you read this blog, I’ve given more than my fair share of links. No need to stop by IRC for that, right?

So, uhh…what’s so special about it? I really don’t know. What’s special about any chat room, for that matter? Come by and see for yourself.

With that, I leave you with a classic quote from bash.org:

<Sonium> someone speak python here?
<lucky> HHHHHSSSSSHSSS
<lucky> SSSSS
<Sonium> the programming language