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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Psycho Social Network: New and Improved!

One of my favorite dark web social networks, Psycho Social Network, recently had a major upgrade – and it looks pretty cool! If you need the link again, here: http://psycnets7z6tvpa.onion

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Yeah, yeah, I know that’s not quite the kind of photo you’d expect from a site called “Psycho Social Network.” Well, trust me, there’s plenty of gore and nudity to go around. (I generally try to keep this blog PG or PG-13 at most, because I never know who might view it.)

In case you were wondering, yes, I’m “psychouste” on there – my avatar is Ed Kemper. No, I’m not actually a serial killer, but they do fascinate me. (Oh, and yes, you’d better believe I binge watched Mindhunter.) If we happen to meet on there, I’m always looking to make new friends!

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Above are some of the groups on Psycho Social Network, including “Gore & Torture,” “Foro Porno,” and “Murder in the Thirst,” which I may have mentioned on one of my previous posts about this site. See? I told you there was interesting stuff!

Anyhow, I think that this site fits the theme of what a lot of people expect from the “dark web,” probably because they’ve heard too many horror stories and are imagining it to be the worst of the worst.

The only thing that isn’t allowed, to my knowledge, is CP (and maybe scams too). There are probably other “social networks” for that, as much as I hate to admit it.

So how is this site different from the other social networks? Well, it doesn’t look like Facebook, for one! Two, it definitely draws from the darker side of things.

I just like that there’s a place for all of us psychos to congregate. Feel free to join us!

 

 

 

Is the Shadow Web a Reality? (No!)

I was checking my stats earlier today, and I noticed that there are still a lot of people searching for the so-called “Shadow Web.” Plus, one of my most popular posts is the one called Is the Shadow Web a Reality? (Updated).

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I hate to disappoint you, but there is no Shadow Web; I’m certain of it. I wrote that post back when I was new to the dark web, and still believed a lot of the myths. The image above is from a scam site that’s trying to capitalize on these myths. A lot of other similar sites exist as well, that claim to be red rooms, like this one:

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Someone even contacted me not too long ago and said that he knows the operator of the hidden service that claims to be the “Shadow Web,” and that this person is “…a big troll.” That should tell you all you need to know. I could see why people would want to believe in such a thing, of course.

The dark web has a larger-than-life reputation, and numerous creepypastas have only added to this. Here’s one example: “Underground Families”. Don’t get me wrong – I love a good horror story as much as the next guy, but Tor has gained a terrible reputation because of things like this, and we need to separate fact from fiction.

Furthermore, there’s no Marianas Web either, so you can forget about finding that too. The things that do exist are networks like Tor, I2P, Freenet, GNUnet, ZeroNet, and Decentralized network 42 (dn42).

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If you haven’t used them, I could see where your imagination might go, but most of the sites revolve around things like technology, privacy, and anonymity. Here and there, you might find some disturbing things too, but those are in the minority.

There’s also Blockchain DNS, an alternative domain name system using blockchain technology, but that’s a bit different.

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On very rare occasions, I’ve found creepy sites, but those are few and far between. I guess the dark web isn’t the best place to hang out on Halloween.

 

Darknet Market Shopping?

Good afternoon, readers! I’ve been getting a lot of questions in private messages about buying goods on darknet markets recently, so I thought I’d share some general advice from what I know.

There has been a lot of turmoil in the darknet market world lately, due to the shutdowns of major markets like AlphaBay and Hansa, as well as many arrests. Just so you know, there’s never a guarantee that you won’t get caught.

That aside, first – figure out which markets are reliable, in general.

DeepDotWeb.com has a master list of darknet markets that are, at the very least, not phishing links or scams: Darknet Markets List. This helps you to weed out marketplaces that are phishing links from the very beginning.

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If you aren’t comfortable using their clearnet site, then they have a Tor hidden service as well: http://deepdot35wvmeyd5.onion. Keep in mind, of course, that like lots of other Tor sites, many phishing sites have been made of DeepDotWeb as well (with market phishing sites under the listings)! I find that the site DNStats is pretty helpful this way too; if you don’t want to use their clearnet site, try http://dnstatstzgfcalax.onion (no, that’s not a phishing link!).

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Once you’ve chosen the market that interests you, then make sure you have a good bitcoin wallet, like Electrum Bitcoin Wallet, which, in general, is considered to be one of the most secure.

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Of course, you’ll need to have some bitcoin as well, or Monero, or whatever cryptocurrency your market of choice accepts. Some others are beginning to take Ethereum or Litecoin.

Finally, register for the market that you have in mind. The process is different depending on the market, but in general, you need to come up with a username and password, and sometimes a PIN to withdraw bitcoins. Many of them give you the option to upload your PGP key as well (which I would recommend). You can use your PGP key not only to encrypt messages, but also as a form of two-factor authentication (2FA).

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Once you’ve done all that, then shop around as usual. It can also help to sign up for the market’s official forum, or to use one like DNM Avengers, so that you can get good feedback on which vendors are legit.

One of the trickiest parts of all this can be receiving your goods, so try to ensure that whichever vendor you use is good with “stealth.” Strangely enough, you should probably have the goods delivered to your home address, unless you live with your parents. Or at the very least, have it delivered somewhere that you trust, where the package is less likely to be intercepted. I assume that by doing all this, you know of the potential consequences.

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Some of this, unfortunately, you just have to learn from experience. It seems inevitable that whenever you’re new to something, you’re going to make mistakes.

Updated Dark Web Links for 2018

Good morning, and happy Sunday, my fellow dark web explorers! I’ve mentioned before that people often ask me for dark web links of all kinds. Often, I find that what they’re looking for doesn’t exist, however.

You may find this ironic, but in spite of having been on Tor for over two years, I still enjoy listening to the “dark web horror stories” on YouTube and elsewhere, like this one: [Deep Web Story] Feeding/Breathing/Suffocation – ReignBot. I just like horror; what can I say?

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Anyhow, here are some actual Tor links I’ve come across recently (that were working the last time I checked):

http://rt22ev5lmmtz2wfc.onion/ – Mr. Alien

http://apollionih4ocqyd.onion/login.php – Apollon Market (not sure if this is trustworthy)

http://monajruhsdcl6hdl.onion/ – Mona Social Network (I’ll do a future post on this.)

http://slagsguyzipktofx.onion – Slags (porn site, but it’s legal. Go figure!)

http://3cuarxyaxke2hmlk.onion – Poopak Search Engine (haven’t tried this one yet)

http://oenlhv5fqwl5vace.onion – Blackout (hacking forum)

http://ss7acc7br2hej43p.onion/login – SS7 Portal

hzionerlko3on77m.onion – Hill of Zion (not sure what this is, but looks like a forum)

Perhaps that can get you started. I’ll find some more interesting links and post them in the future, when I get a chance.

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All Onion Services: New URL

Awhile back, I mentioned the site All Onion Services (AOS), which lists every .onion site that exists on Tor. At one point, it had existed on the clearnet at onions.system33.pw, but this is no longer the case. (“system33”, a.k.a. Matt Traudt, is one of the developers. Thanks, Matt!)

At present, the site can be found on Tor at http://jld3zkuo4b5mbios.onion/. While this is true, the developers have expanded their site since I last wrote about it.allonionsv2_edited

As before, however, this link list is, as they put it, “The longest and least useful onion index in the galaxy.” Does this mean it includes illegal stuff? Sure, but good luck finding it! I’d also describe it as the most boring-looking onion index in the galaxy, but that was probably on purpose as well (wink).

I have attempted, in the past, to find “interesting” sites just by clicking random links on AOS, without much luck. Most of the ones listed are not online (which they mention). One difference between this updated version of the site and the original is that this one lists next-gen onion services (both v2 and v3).

V3 onions have 50 characters in them, so there are a lot more possibilities for an onion URL now (but don’t ask me to memorize them). Here are a few examples:

http://hnvcppgow2sc2yvdvdicu3ynonsteflxdxrehjr2ybekdc2z3iu63yid.onion/

http://x5id3qfgzppwxe5fyzxrkrczohc675atmygdresvx7nuexqnlsvorryd.onion/

http://nfctdewc36j6womh4ibm3tyu7glqdtc3at6can7uzmz7shfgho6773id.onion/

http://bypwnyfl4lwrlxduryjsnp5wijrus45ftolxqcbzkazk7biwbpidpnid.onion/

Because these are somewhat new, most aren’t online (nonetheless, this is the case with the v1 onion services too). If you are looking for onion links that are online, I’d suggest using some of the link lists that I’ve mentioned before, such as Fresh Onions, or The Onion Crate (which also has some of the v3 onion services).

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If you can read the picture (which you probably can’t), I’ve got some more links in there! Here, just for you (descriptions are accurate, I promise!):

http://3xeiol2bnhrsqhcsaifwtnlqkylrerdspzua7bcjrh26qlrrrctfobid.onion/ – Riseup Red

http://occgshn6gz4je57wyhpijni7waod6yxpxwihjdxjwrnpjtbayliei2id.onion/ – Cyberia Cafe and Club

http://oqwc4xrfgysdgw52tercv56vl2tfk5u7r6dspr2g2mwsj3dvb7zef4id.onion/ – Daniel – Onion Link List

http://hsqluhqe6dlfl7jaxulf7cfun6xt274btvnqvaorliem5j6sqjiwhdyd.onion/ – Empire Market

Note: I don’t know if the “Empire Market” above is trustworthy or not. It isn’t on DeepDotWeb’s “master list,” which I always consider to be reliable. At first glance, it looks like an AlphaBay clone (or at least it uses their layout). Let’s see if it perseveres!

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The market designates that it’s “In Memory of Alexandre Cazes,” the late admin of AlphaBay, which would explain its similar look. Perhaps this will be the subject of a future post.

Anyhow, check out All Onion Services and see if you can find anything interesting. If you’re looking for red rooms, that may take awhile.

La Web Oscura

Me he dado cuenta de que recibo muchos comentarios en español últimamente. Muchos de ellos preguntan cómo acceder a la web oscura.

Como ya he dicho antes, acceder a la web oscura no es tan difícil. Simplemente vaya al sitio web Tor Project, o más específicamente, Download Tory descargue el Navegador Tor.

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Una vez instalado, la parte complicada puede ser encontrar sitios de .onion. Este es el nombre de dominio que utilizan los sitios Tor.

Conozco algunas buenas listas de enlaces que puedes usar para encontrar sitios Tor:

http://jdpskjmgy6kk4urv.onion – ¡Bienvenido a Dark Web Links y más!

http://dlggj2krbqzm5dru.onion/ – Flare

http://gjobqjj7wyczbqie.onion/ – Candle

http://hss3uro2hsxfogfq.onion – not Evil

http://bznjtqphs2lp4xdd.onion/ – Dark Web Links Buscador

http://darkdirmpmoq3uur.onion – DarkDir

http://zlal32teyptf4tvi.onion – Cebollas Frescas

http://jld3zkuo4b5mbios.onion/ – Todos Los Servicios de Cebolla

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¡Por lo tanto, allí! Espero que esto te ayude a comenzar tus oscuras exploraciones web. Bajo el capó, Tor es un poco más complicado, pero estos son los conceptos básicos.

Si tiene otras preguntas, no dude en decirme en la sección de comentarios.