Working in the Deep Web and Dark Web has the ability to produce a great amount of quality insight that can’t be found anywhere else. Unfortunately, working in the Deep Web and Dark Web also comes with many safety and security risks such as viruses.
Obtaining information safely and securely is essential when doing Deep Web and Dark Web search. At BrightPlanet, we’re working to communicate the benefits of using a virtual machine, like Ubuntu to help protect against the traditionally “unsafe” effects of working in the Deep Web and Dark Web.
Installing TOR on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine
One way to minimize the safety risks of working with the Deep and Dark Web is to install a TOR browser on an Ubuntu virtual machine. The TOR browser allows you to anonymously navigate all areas of the Surface Web by hiding your IP address from a website’s log. This allows you to obtain the relevant information you need in order to make smart business decisions, without the risks that come with others knowing your information search history.
If you have kept up with our virtual machine blog series, you may remember a post about installing TOR on a Windows 10 virtual machine. The process of installing a TOR browser on an Ubuntu virtual machine is similar to installing it on Windows 10, with just a few differences.
Unlike the Windows download process where there was an installer, the downloaded TOR is stored right on your hard drive. Downloading the TOR browser on an Ubuntu virtual machine also provides extra protection against viruses and other security risks by ensuring that your original desktop remains unharmed while anonymously navigating the Surface Web.
In this video, Will Bushee shows you how to install the TOR browser on an Ubuntu virtual machine to improve your Deep Web and Dark Web search process.
Want to learn more about virtual machines and Deep Web and Dark Web search? Watch our videos on Windows 10 and Ubuntu virtual machines.