The Internet Underground: Tor Hidden Services

by Jeremy Martin
Oct. 7, 2017 0 comments INFOSEC Institute Encryption & Authentication

Some people think onion routing or the Tor network is for criminals and people with something to hide. Well, they are half right. The Tor network was designed to give a masked, “semi-safe”, passage to those who needed to get information out. According to its website, “Tor was originally designed, implemented, and deployed as a third-generation onion routing project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. It was originally developed with the U.S. Navy in mind, for the primary purpose of protecting government communications. Today, it is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law enforcement officers, activists, and many others.” People use Tor as a way to bypass traffic filters or monitors throughout the Internet. If using a minimum of SSL encryption, this medium has been recognized as being a “safer” way to communicate over the Internet. What most people do not realize is that there is an entire subnet underground out there called...