Exploiting the Deep and Dark Web

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This course, new for 2018, provides delegates with Advanced knowledge in understanding the difference between the Dark and the Deep Web. How you can exploit these to find information or intelligence.

The Deep Web is any portion of the Internet that cannot be accessed by traditional search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo, which is about 95% of the Internet. You will learn how to navigate and locate information on the Deep Web.

The recent seizures of numerous Dark Net sites like the Silk Road; trading in billions of dollars of drugs and firearms, the world became aware of what is known as The Dark Web. An anonymous and encrypted section of the internet The Dark Web allows criminals and human rights activists alike to avoid the people hunting them. There are many key technologies that have allowed The Dark Web to flourish, from cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to software that allows anonymity such as Tor. The Dark Web is at the fore-front of criminal innovation and understanding how it works is the first step in being able to combat the illegal activities that go on there.

This course is highly practical allowing delegates to explore and understand the tools that make up the various Dark Webs. How to access and search for information on Deep and Dark webs.

This course is intended for anyone who wishes to be able to utilise advanced software and tools for finding intelligence on various Deep and Dark web sites on the Internet. It will be of particular interest to those in the private and public-sector investigations, compliance industry, financial institutions, insurance companies, journalists and those involved in intelligence collection fields.

Participants are expected to have a good knowledge of Open Source Intelligence techniques.

Delegates will learn how to

Where applicable our QA OSINT instructors have a law enforcement, internet investigations and digital forensics practitioner experience aligned to the best practice standards, including ISO17025.
Module 1 - Deep Web
This module covers the following subjects:
Differences between Surface, Deep and Dark Webs
What is the Deep Web
Static and Dynamic webpages
Meta search and Federated Search
Web indexing
Deep Web search engines
Module 2 - Deep Web Archives
This module covers the following subjects:
Exploiting Deep Web Archives
Web Directories
Online Databases
Accessing Invisible content
Module 3 - Background of the Dark Web.
This module covers the following subjects:
History of criminal forums
History of infamous Dark Web Sites
Module 4 - Tor, Privacy and Security.
This module covers the following subjects:
How to Install and Correctly Configure the Tor Browser
Understand how Tor works safely and legally
Explore Dark Web of markets and underground criminal forums
Social Media on the Dark Web.
Tor Circuit Creation
Directory Authorities and consensus document
Tor Metrics
Tor Bridges
Implications for using Tor onion services using Tor2web and other surface web tools
Module 5 - Tor Hidden Service (THS).
This module covers the following subjects:
Tor Hidden Services Protocol
Hidden Service Directories
Creating a Tor Hidden Service
Analysis of Tor Hidden Service
Module 6 - Tor Apps and Using Tor in Virtual Environments
This module covers the following subjects:
Tor Chat
Tor Messenger
Tails operating system
Qubes operating system
OSIRT Browser
Buscador operating system
Tor on Android and iPhone
Module 7 - Other Dark Webs and Dark Nets
This module covers the following subjects:
Installing and accessing i2P Dark Web
Tunnels and Eepsites used in i2P
Installing and accessing Freenet Dark Web
Future of the Dark Web
Module 8 - Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies.
This module covers the following subjects:
How bitcoin and virtual currencies work
Advanced block chain
Proof of work
Other cryptocurrencies



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