A lot of people have never heard of Memex. Memex is a deep web search engine developed by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the agency that created the ARPANET, which served as a basis of the internet we use nowadays.
Memex is a deep web search engine that doesn’t quite work like Google or Bing. DARPA sees Memex as a set of search tools intended for government use, unlike commercial search engines as the ones mentioned above. This deep web search engine powers domain-specific searches that then show sophisticated infographics as results. According to Tech Times, this new search engine can crawl 90 to 95% of the deep web.
The current goal is to battle [...]
Black Friday, the start of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S. for millions of people, which follows Thanksgiving Day, is a day that many of us can’t escape. Now, though, it appears the dark web it catching on and wants a slice of the money-making pie.
According to a report from Vocativ, those searching for a deal on drugs can get their hands on LSD tablets for $2; however, if they purchase ten of more they’ll be given top priority and the ability to refund or reship their order if things go wrong.
To provide the upmost confidence to potential customers, the vendor of this deal offered to include ten free testing strips to the first buyer who wants to send their [...]
A former Australian police officer has been charged with selling fake IDs on the darknet, according to ABC news. The man is identified as James Goris, a 44-year-old from Castlemaine. He was a police officer up until 2010, according to reports.
Reportedly, Goris was manufacturing and selling fake federal police ID cards, maritime and aviation security passes, and computer equipment. These would be sent to buyers via Australia Post express and promised those who bought them easy access at police stations, a notion the defense rejected in court.
According to police, the 44-year-old was also advertising the sale of firearms and police radios. Detectives were unable to [...]
Security breaches are fairly common nowadays, but a few companies, like Facebook, manage to stay safe. As it turns out, Facebook doesn’t just have an amazing security team. It goes out of its way to protect users.
Alex Stamos, Facebook’s CSO, revealed at the Web Summit in Lisbon the Facebook actively buys password dumps on the deep web, in order to keep its users safe. The move aims to protect its users who don’t actively protect themselves with Facebook’s security features.
Stamos said that:
The reuse of passwords is the number one cause of harm on the internet.
Essentially, Facebook buys passwords from black markets on the deep web, so it can then figure [...]