Mona Social Network: More Dark Web Friends

Continuing my fascination with dark web social networks, I just discovered one called Mona Social Network. At the moment, it doesn’t seem to have many members.

It uses a UI that’s almost identical to Facebook’s. This isn’t that surprising, as many of the other social networks I’ve joined (e.g. Blackbook) also borrow from Facebook’s design. Looks pretty similar, doesn’t it?

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On a side note, I discovered that Blackbook is testing a new beta design at http://blkbook3fxhcsn3u.onion/beta/. Feel free to check it out if that interests you. Just be careful about buying or selling anything on that site (I’ve heard through the grapevine that they’re all scams).

There isn’t a whole lot to say about Mona yet, as it seems very new and hasn’t attracted that many members. More or less, it’s quite similar to Facebook: photos, followers, followings, notifications, etc. It even has a “Messenger” like Facebook’s, for (you guessed it) sending private messages!

One advantage I would say that a social network like Mona has over Facebook is privacy (as with any Tor social site). As on any Tor hidden service, you are visiting it via your Tor IP, so unless you do something to leak that IP address, that already gives you an advantage.

If anonymity is your concern, I wouldn’t suggest using your real picture or real name (most don’t).

Out of curiosity, I decided to take a look at Mona’s “privacy policy,” and it looks like they don’t have one:

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It’s not uncommon to see “unfinished” pages on the dark web, to be honest, so I kind of expected this. I’m not really sharing any personal information with Mona, except my username.

Still, I’m curious to see how this site develops, and if it attracts more users.

Oh, alright – I’m just waiting to see if I can play Candy Crush on it.

 

 

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What is Red Triangle?

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Given my obsession with puzzles, I was intrigued to hear about another such “internet puzzle” called Red Triangle. It might be nothing, of course, but let’s check it out anyway.

There’s a wiki related to what’s been revealed so far at Red Triangle Wiki. Apparently, someone first posted a series of hexadecimal numbers on November 19, 2017 during a YouTube livestream by the channel Defango, regarding the Tengri-137 puzzle. The video in question is here: The Rabbit Hole.

This was the series of hexadecimal numbers:

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Is that legible? Anyhow, someone converted the hex numbers into text, which translated to a Tor hidden service (.onion site) – and that was the first “Chapter,” (or clue, if you will). This Tor hidden service, entitled “Chapter 1,” is at http://7zzhplvtai2jauiw.onion/. (Note: On the Red Triangle Wiki, these sites are listed as “onion.link” sites, but I do not suggest using those; whoever is operating the proxy will see your personal details.)

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As you can see, the name “Red Triangle” comes from the red triangle symbols that appear throughout each of the puzzles. The first chapter contains three puzzles: two images which contain pigpen cipher and hexadecimal. In addition, the page also contains an audio file called Crave.mp3 (http://7zzhplvtai2jauiw.onion/crave.mp3), which became known after being used in the movie The Legend of 1900.

According to the wiki, there is nothing hidden in the audio file; I hadn’t investigated it myself yet, but I’ll take their word for it.

The hexadecimal code reads as follows:

41 20 47 6f 64 20 6d 61 79 20 77 61 6c 6b 20 61 6d 6f 6e 67 20 6d 61 6e 6b 69 6e 64 2c 20 62 75 74 20 6d 61 6e 6b 69 6e 64 20 6d 61 79 20 6e 65 76 65 72 20 77 61 6c 6b 20 61 6d 6f 6e 67 20 74 68 65 20 47 6f 64 73 54 68 65 20 6a 6f 75 72 6e 65 79 20 79 6f 75 20 73 65 65 6b 20 63 61 6e 20 6f 6e 6c 79 20 62 65 20 64 69 73 63 6f 76 65 72 65 64 20 62 79 20 74 68 6f 73 65 20 77 68 6f 20 61 72 65 20 63 61 70 61 62 6c 65 20 6f 66 20 77 69 74 68 68 6f 6c 64 69 6e 67 20 73 75 63 68 20 6b 6e 6f 77 6c 65 64 67 65 2e 20 42 65 20 77 61 72 79 20 6f 66 20 79 6f 75 72 20 73 75 72 72 6f 75 6e 64 69 6e 67 73 2c 20 6e 6f 74 20 65 76 65 72 79 74 68 69 6e 67 20 79 6f 75 20 65 78 70 65 63 74 20 69 73 20 74 6f 20 62 65 20 65 78 70 65 63 74 65 64 2e 4f 6e 6c 79 20 54 68 65 20 4d 6f 73 74 20 49 6e 74 65 6c 6c 69 67 65 6e 74 20 41 64 76 61 6e 63 65 20 46 6f 72 77 61 72 64

If you input this text into a hex converter, it translates to this:

“A God may walk among mankind, but mankind may never walk among the Gods. The journey you seek can only be discovered by those who are capable of withholding such knowledge. Be wary of your surroundings, not everything you expect is to be expected. Only The Most Intelligent Advance Forward”

The pigpen cipher translates to a URL for a Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19SPOqsg1kFiy0s3KgnUo0zq6xqqfV0opDZ1GKd2vMbw. This Google doc contains the link to the next part of the puzzle.

Now, I hate to spoil all the fun by giving away all the answers, so I’ll just start with Chapter 1. As for what this puzzle means or the purpose of it, I don’t know for certain. I may have to go through and try to solve some of it myself.

From what I know, the puzzle starts off simple and gets much more difficult with each chapter (which I would have expected).

Since the Cicada people haven’t released anything new in awhile, this seems like a good substitute, doesn’t it?

If you have any insights or possible solutions, feel free to leave them in the comments.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Give Me Links, Man! L-I-N-K-S!

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When I was on IRC (which I haven’t been for awhile), one of the things that would happen constantly is that people would pop in and ask for onion links all the time. I’m sure that got annoying.

So, because this is such a popular request, I’m going to give you some right now. How’s that? Just be careful – I’m serious.

http://sextzym44iqnjt6v.onion/ – WE are Technical Shadow

http://wikilink77h7lrbi.onion/ – Wiki Link Hidden – Tor .onion URL directory

http://wikilink77h7lrbi.onion/ – Bl@CKn3T

http://executrerbwdkddn.onion/ – Executioner

http://mbrsonlymdkaxfmx.onion/ – Members Only Marketplace

http://nfcnsecaoxyvtfae.onion/ – 96CNSEC

http://kp72b24qdzp5yruk.onion/ – The Switch

http://psmz2pmzjjuhmqmh.onion/ – Sh4do3

http://q6mjh37unod6kvaa.onion/network.onion – Gma1 – social network?

http://hackerc6bovxwqmi.onion/ – Hacker for Hire

http://creepymhpgibsewr.onion/ – Creepy

http://eoro24hiqmf6ig5u.onion/ – Secret Society

Alright – is that enough to get you started? Have fun, and perhaps I’ll post more links later on, if I come across them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Onions: Best Tor Link List?

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It doesn’t surprise me in the least that you dark web explorers are constantly looking for new links.

I used to often use Harry71’s Onion Spider as a go-to link list when I was looking for new and unusual onion sites. Unfortunately, he no longer updates the site (even though the URL is still active).

That being said, have you heard of the site Fresh Onions? It can be found at http://zlal32teyptf4tvi.onion/.

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Fresh Onions has its fair share of onion links, and like Harry71’s former site, it’s updated frequently. I was going to take a screenshot of the whole site, but on the device I’m currently using, that function was disabled.

Basically, the list of onions can be sorted by URL, Title, how recently it was added, when it was last visited, or when it was last up (i.e. active). At the time of this writing, it lists 4470 onions, and growing.

So you may be wondering – what kinds of sites are on it?? Well, at first glance, I see a lot of tech sites, some markets, a few forums, and some scam sites. Just what I expected!

While I have yet to create my own onion crawler, here’s a short sampling of some of the sites that are listed on Fresh Onions (note – I make no claim as to the authenticity of any of these; if it sounds like a scam, it probably is.):

http://geekrakaz7kioics.onion – Dark Forum (an anonymous hacking forum)

http://answerstedhctbek.onion – Hidden Answers

http://atmskima36v2nqdc.onion – ATM Skimmer for Sale (likely a scam)

http://hbwc3pyawkeixqtk.onion – DeepHouse – Bienvenue sur DeepHouse!

http://sourcel3zg2kzu4k.onion – Sourcery

http://by5cptxw44znwsbn.onion – Index of /

http://onicoyceokzquk4i.onion – .onion searcher

http://kwf4zz4colvmzb42.onion – Ooga Booga

http://4pf5lakpitrmnpnp.onion – Dungeon Masters: Welcome to Pier!

http://tordox5bgdpmnong.onion – couldn’t connect to this one, but it sounds like a doxing site.

http://nsz6gzlqldxhrvex.onion – NEMESIS Ransomware

http://dark666b5l2e3lcu.onion – Dark Host – real TORland hosting with onion address

Anyhow, if you want to check out the full list, visit the Fresh Onions link above. Have fun, dark web explorers, and don’t get scammed (or kidnapped, for that matter)! I kid.

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Can You Access Tor on iOS Devices?

As M. Bison would say:

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Thus far on my articles, I’ve mainly talked about Android devices, so maybe I’m showing a little bias.

The answer, of course, is yes! What I don’t know for certain is how good the various iOS apps are, but I can at least share some of the available offerings.

The three most popular apps available from the iTunes Store (at the moment) are called Onion Browser (by Mike Tigas), Red Onion (by Omar Mody), and VPN Browser, (by Art Fusion).

That’s Just, Like…Your Opinion, Man

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So, all three of these Tor-powered apps have high ratings on the iTunes Store itself, but those can be misleading – after all, the developers could’ve written them, right?

Since I don’t have a lot of personal experience using these apps, I turned to the community to see what they thought.  The site iPhone.informer features reviews of all kinds of different apps.

Even on there, Red Onion seems to have overwhelmingly positive reviews.  Onion Browser, on the other hand, received mixed reviews.  (Many users complained that it crashes frequently, which is also a problem with the desktop version).

As for the VPN Browser, it also has mainly positive reviews, with the exception of one, who said, “Every time I try to watch a video the app crashes.”  I almost never watch videos on Tor anyway, so that doesn’t concern me!

Internet Is Leaking!

What I’ve heard through the grapevine, on articles like The problem behind mobile Tor browsers’ IP disclosure, is that all three of these apps do work well in terms of being user-friendly, but on the downside, I’ve also heard that they have a serious problem with IP leakage (which would defeat the purpose of using them!).

On the plus side, the developers have apparently fixed these errors in more recent versions of Onion Browser and Red Onion.

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Screenshot: courtesy of xordern.net

Actually, an update to the above post says that the HTML5 multimedia leak and download-related leaks were fixed in later versions – hopefully that’s no longer a problem.

One of the ways in which IP addresses are leaked on mobile devices is via external HTML5 canvas image data, which is essentially what I was referring to in the May I Have Your Browser Fingerprint? post.

The current version of Tor (or the desktop version, at least) now warns you if a URL attempts to do this (Tor users are probably familiar with this message):

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Even if the leak problem is “fixed,” I would still be cautious about using some of these mobile apps to access the Tor network.  There are other methods that can be used to deanonymize users, and the very act of using Tor raises suspicion…

Aww, but I was just looking at pictures of cute cats!! Anyhow, it seems that at the moment, no version of Tor is 100% anonymous, but if you’re careful enough, it may not matter.

Just don’t ask about buying any nuclear missiles, OK?  (I’m serious about that.)