2Security through layers of encrypted communication between nodes. tor - the onion routerU.S. NavyCommunicationsData TransmissionSecurity through layers of encrypted communication between nodes.https://www.torproject.org/index.html.en
9Alternative Access with I2P ● The “Invisible Internet Project”● Messages encrypted● Outbound and Inbound tunnels○ Data exchange● 1st query must be made to I2P network’s “database”○ Acts like a distributed hash table
10Access to The Silk Road and Knowledge ● Access to Darknet = Access to Information○ Onions○ Government Secrets○ Conspiracy Theories● The Silk Road (Market)○ Weapons and drugs sold○ 60,000 visits per day○ $1.9 million in sales every monthImage source:
11Darknet Usage 40,000 sites (fraction of all content…) telegraph.co.uk, 22 April 2014
12Anonymity? Tor designed to hide identity Surface internet browsing Doesn’t protect against vulnerabilitiesServerAnonymousShowboating?User’s computersCompromise = exposureTraps?Impossible to be completely anonymous online!
13Alternatives Lots of reasons not to use Darknet Lavabit Silent Circle Court orderSilent CircleSilent MailImage source:
14Takeaways Created by the US gov’t Use the Onion Never anonymous Secure communicationsFraction of the Deep WebUse the OnionTor/I2PIllegal marketplaceNever anonymousRestoring purpose
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