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28-01-2020 | Issue 4/2020

Wireless Personal Communications 4/2020

Dark Web: A Web of Crimes

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Wireless Personal Communications > Issue 4/2020
Authors:
Shubhdeep Kaur, Sukhchandan Randhawa
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Abstract

Internet plays an important role in our day to day life. It has become an integrated part of all daily activities or lifestyle. Dark Web is like an untraceable hidden layer of the Internet which is commonly used to store and access the confidential information. But there are number of incidents which reported the misuse of this platform for conducting the criminal and illegal activities in a hidden manner. In this paper, an overview of dark web and various browsers which are used to access dark web are presented. An insight into various aspects of Dark Web such as features, advantages, disadvantages and browsers are discussed. An overview of the different types of attacks, exploits and malwares is also presented. There are different types of criminal activities and incidents which take place over the Dark Web are discussed so that reader can become aware of such types of activities and can take appropriate preventive measures for these activities.

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