As the name suggests, the dark web is a literally dark crevice of the internet because standard search engines like Google and Bing have no access to it. And, it is considered unsafe because of the sheer volume of illegal activities and shady business deals that take place within it.

Despite all the malicious activities and transactions, the dark web is the place to gain uncensored information on almost any topic that can’t be found on conventional, easily-accessible websites that are indexed by Google.

But if you are new to accessing the dark web, you should know that the anonymous nature of the network does not grant you secure protection from hackers. There are many precautions you can take to help keep your device's IP address safe from becoming identified by the hackers. And the good news is that you don’t have to be a technical expert in order to protect yourself.

For the sake of millions of people, lots of highly trained professionals have created instruction manuals and software programs to safeguard your identity.
Once you’re inside, it’s easy to find your way through the interesting content on the dark web. Here’s 7839 Awesome Deep Web Links List [Uncensored Table] to help get you started.

Let's now discuss some of the main ways to access the dark web and still be safe.

1) The Tor Browser
The most popular and highly trusted dark web browser of them all is The Tor Browser. The developer of the browser is The Tor Project, a community that ensures all security loopholes are locked to hide the identity of the person who is browsing.

The organization is made up of active developers who work to make sure your privacy is secured and no law agency or corporate firm can track your activity.

2).Onion Websites
While browsing the dark web, most newcomers may find themselves intimidated by the absence of .com, .edu or .org websites, which is when sites with the .onion extension come into play.

The advantage of using sites with this suffix is that they provide anonymous hidden services. Developers have even created a facebookcorewwi.onion to make the popular social networking website more secure for users.

3) Tails OS
Another extremely popular and safe method which gets you into the dark web without having your security compromised is the Tails OS. The live operating system is based on Linux and provides the anonymity you need to access blocked websites without difficulty.

The process is simple, although you may need to follow the instructions promptly in order to make it work.

4) Combining Tor and Tails OS
A popular method that hackers and other people who like to stay anonymous and safe on the dark web is to use a combination of both the Tor browser and the Tails operating system. This combo helps create a dual layer of safeguarding your original location and the websites you visit.

5) VPN (Virtual Private Network)
The simplest and the most basic way to defend yourself against a hack is by using a VPN. A paid VPN is definitely the best way to go but newest browsers like Opera provide a built-in Virtual Private Network to make use of.

Always switch it on before accessing the deep recesses of the web.

6) Private Browser Window
Whether you are using your computer in your house or on an office network,it is safe to browse the dark web using a “private browser window.” This feature is available on all major browsers to avoid saving cookies, browsing history and other private information.

7) Stop Location Data-Sharing
This is the most important step to follow when browsing the dark web. On Firefox, type about:config and then geo.enabled. Double click on it to disable location sharing. A similar step is available on Chrome, Opera, and other browsers.

8) Use Anonymous Search Engines
Google records all users’ search data, and you can never find hidden websites in it (as mentioned previously in this article). So, consider using DuckDuckGo, which is an anonymous search engine that doesn’t record your search queries.

9).Onion Social Site Links
Social media platforms will often have their own dedicated .onion versionsto protect users’ privacy and keep their data or location anonymous. Always use such versions for sites like Facebook, Twitter and any other social platform for that matter.

10) Choose Do Not Track
Head to your browser privacy settings and check “Do Not Track” because all browsers track your data while websites do it individually for business purposes. Opting out will ensure they don’t follow you into illegal sites and try to take legal action against you.

11) Use the Hidden Wiki
The Hidden Wiki is your best resource instead of some random search engine to get access to legal sites that provide uncensored content and deep insight into world events. You can find the link for it online, but make sure you use a trusted source to find this information.

12) Use Trusted Websites
While the dark web is often known as a risky place to be, there are trusted websites that people frequent to gain the information they need. The most popular choices are, Grams and Torch.

13) Get a New Laptop/OS
Never use your primary computer to access the dark web because you may have a lot of sensitive data stored within it. Get a new laptop or another computer with a freshly installed OS before you access the dark web. Linux is usually safer compared to Windows for such activities.

14) Back Up Your Data
If you have very sensitive data that could become an issue in case of a ransomware attack, don’t keep it on the same PC. Make sure you run a backup first before venture into the dark web.

15) Run an Anti-Virus Scan
You should complete an anti-virus scan to ensure there are no malware, spyware or other malicious programs located in your PC already. They may make use of the dark web access to exploit your information. Once you’re sure it’s clean, proceed with caution after installing a VPN and The Tor Browser.

Author's Bio: 

Hello, my name is Karen Cole 40 years-old woman, living in Philadelphia, United States. I am the founder and editor-in-chief of the HealthBenefitAdmin online magazine and I am responsible for the published content that would help my precious readers to live as happily, healthily and sustainability as possible.