This article will examine how helpful the Hidden Wiki is for darknet users.
The Hidden Wiki (or just “the wiki”) is a website that aims to provide access to information and links about .onion websites, which traditional browsers cannot access. It features a list of categories, each with numerous subcategories, and an index of all sites sorted alphabetically. The site’s content has been described by Wired magazine as “part phonebook, part museum exhibit.”
The wiki was founded in February 2008 and currently receives over 150 million page visits per month from around 250 thousand unique visitors.
This article will explore how useful this tool is for people interested in darknet activities and whether it provides them with what they need.
The hidden wiki can be found at http://zqktlwi4fecvo6ri.onion/wiki/index.php/Main_Page.
All about the hidden wiki-
This article will explore some hidden wiki facts. The hidden wiki is a list of links for hidden sites, known as Tor hidden service. In some organizations, organizations have been providing hidden services for many years. The services are usually considered hidden because the site’s visitors cannot be traced back to the visitors’ location through a process called hidden routing.
The first three hidden services websites were introduced on January 18th,2008, which was less than a year after releasing the first public version of the Tor Browser. Two weeks later, they had received more than one hundred thousand page views, and by June 2008, there would be around thirteen million page views per month with over one hundred thousand unique visits.
The hidden wiki was founded in February 2008 and currently receives over 150 million page visits per month from around 250 thousand unique visitors. This article will explore how useful this tool is for people interested in darknet activities and whether it provides them with what they need.
Difficulty finding hidden wiki links on the hidden wiki-
The hidden wiki has more than four hundred pages of categories and more than eight thousand links, making it hard to use it if one only had the link itself effectively. For example, looking for evidence-based addiction treatment or forums instead of hidden services like “httrack” (which allows anyone to create a clone website).
Hidden Wiki is not always easy to find-
One problem is that Google does not index hidden service websites since search engines usually index the web pages that are publicly available. However, hidden services can be accessed by simply typing their .onion address into the browser, which means it is possible to type hidden wiki addresses directly without going through the hidden wiki’s front page.
Some hidden service websites appear in the hidden wiki link directory that only appears when you press the “ctrl” and “f” keys simultaneously. This allows people to access various sites on the darknet using this program quickly.
Hidden Wiki is outdated-
Another problem with a hidden wiki is its lack of up-to-date information because they do not have any way for members of public or darknet marketplaces owners who want to update their site URL; they would need to contact a hidden wiki administrator who verifies the hidden service and then documents it on the hidden wiki.
Hidden Wiki is Trustworthy-
Hidden wiki has not been hacked. Or compromised since its creation until May 2014. When a user “Sarah” was able to access hidden wiki files. That contained every hidden link on hidden wiki ever created. (There were about 3,500 entries by that time). She then emailed people’s hidden services addresses listed on the hidden wiki. Inviting them to pay bitcoin if they wanted their site removed from the list. Eventually, she claimed less than $300 worth of bitcoins in her wallet. Even though Sarah received over four bitcoins ($1k) for removing someone’s hidden service listing. It is believed that Sarah contacted around 500 users. Who had hidden service links listed on the hidden wiki? And managed to get bitcoins from 200 of them.
Hidden Wiki is Safe-
Hidden wiki’s administrator always warns its users. That it may not be safe to access hidden wiki using Tor since hidden services are accessible through. onion addresses, which can be run by anyone. Even people who might work for law enforcement agencies. The hidden wiki tries its best to prevent. This is by warning visitors not to use their actual email address when accessing the site. Many darknet marketplaces require user registration which means they ask people to provide an email address. However, if someone were targeted by law enforcement domestically or abroad, there would not be a much-hidden wiki about it.
How hidden wiki is different from other darknet directories:
Hidden wiki differs from most hidden service lists. Because they allow users to visit hidden services that are not listed elsewhere. For example, people can find hidden services such as “httrack”. And forums like “PsychonautWiki,” a site dedicated to discussing drug use and its effects on human psychology.
There are several reasons why darknet users might use a hidden wiki, which include:
1) It is a convenient way to access various hidden services and forums.
2) It is a trusted source of information that has not been hacked or compromised. Finally,
3) It is one of the few sources of up-to-date information about hidden services and darknet markets.
The hidden wiki differs from most hidden service lists. Because they allow users to visit hidden services that are not listed elsewhere. For example, people can find hidden services such as “httrack”. And forums like “PsychonautWiki,” a site dedicated to discussing drug use and its effects on human psychology.
The Hidden Wiki is a great resource for those who want to access various hidden services and forums. It’s also one of the few sources of up-to-date information about darknet markets. And hidden service websites on the dark web. However, it can be risky as well. Because there is no way to verify that any user is not law enforcement. Or working with them in some capacity.