The Hidden Wiki- everything You Need To Know About

The hidden wiki – Everything you need to know about

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What is the Hidden Wiki?

The Hidden Wiki is a collection of Tor onion websites, which can be reached only by using the Tor Browser. It follows the philosophy of providing an anonymous and secure user experience.

There are many hidden wiki sites to choose from. You can find some popular sites as well as some unpopular ones (provided you know their exact web addresses). Some hidden wiki websites host legitimate content such as e-books or non-illegal pictures; others contain links to images and films. Some people think “if you’re looking for something illegal then it’s best not to ask for it on the visible web because that’s where police investigations start.”

The underground website is open to all kinds of people. Anyone looking to buy or sell anything illegal can make contact with each other there, without having to fear the police. Many listings are only temporary, quickly replaced with new ones for protection against takedowns.

The owner of hidden wiki told reporters “so many people are interested in these websites – but most don’t want to take the time.” The site started out as a hobby but has since then become “one of the biggest search engines for secret Tor links” according to its own information page. It’s hard to quantify how many visitors it gets since they’re accessing it via Tor, making traffic impossible to track down. Data from Google shows that more and more users are searching for terms such as “Tor hidden service” and “Silk Road 2.0”.

What is the Hidden Wiki

How can you access the Hidden Wiki?

Being a Tor hidden website, it can be accessed from anywhere in the world by downloading and installing the free Tor Browser. This ensures anonymity on the web through encryption of data traffic. The site also offers some additional security features for its users. One of these is the use of captcha codes before any login attempt is possible. In addition to that, every page contains an IP check to determine if you’re using a VPN or proxy server or if your ISP is tracking your DNS requests. If that’s not enough: There’s also an option to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) via Google Authenticator and yet another layer of protection in the form of a Bitcoin tumbler.

The Hidden Wiki was started by an anonymous group of developers based on the original Hidden Wiki, which was shut down in December 2013 after complaints that it contained links to child pornography. That site was uncensorable and decentralized like the currently hidden wiki is; users could simply submit new sites through special Tor-links (called “TorLinks’ ‘, short for “Tor Link”). The latest version uses a platform called ZeroNet, where each page’s content is hosted on every computer that visits it. There are several reasons why the admins chose this platform over others: For one, all content can be accessed without having to load any external websites, effectively making the browsing experience much faster. And two, there’s no need for a back-end since every page is saved on a peer-to-peer network. This makes it almost impossible for authorities to take the site offline through legal means.

For example, if you wanted to access a hidden wiki page of a certain category, for instance, “books”, you would visit and load that particular webpage from your Tor Browser. If you want to add anything yourself (be it another onion link or an article), then head over and follow the instructions in order to submit content anonymously and without having your IP address being stored. It’s simple once you get the hang of it, but somewhat more difficult to find out how it works. If the whole thing seems a bit too complicated for you, just stick to The Hidden Wiki and enjoy its content without having to add anything yourself.

The main difference between the currently hidden wiki and other online encyclopedias is that this one has no censorship at all. Literally, anyone can submit anything anonymously if they have Tor installed – even if their submission covers illegal activities such as acquiring drugs or weapons illegally on the Dark Web. While this might be interesting from a media perspective, it also means that users may come across links directing them towards child pornography or other unethical material without having any interest in looking for it themselves.

In order to ensure the safety of its users, The Hidden Wiki has a good FAQ containing important information on how to protect yourself from potential attacks. In essence, all you have to do is install the latest version of Tor and use it as your primary browser if you want to keep browsing anonymously. Make sure that JavaScript is disabled in Tor Browser since this browser may allow certain scripts to run without asking for confirmation first. You can enable or disable plugins, but be aware that some of them are not compatible with Tor at all. This means that they potentially might give away your IP address while using this browser, especially if they request external access (e.g., Flash).

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Reasons to Use The Hidden Wiki Instead of Other Dark Web Directories

  1. You can submit anything anonymously.
  2. There’s no censorship at all, meaning that you could find anything on the site.
  3. It’s not indexed by Google or other search engines, therefore your requests for illicit content won’t be traced back to you even if the website gets shut down one day.
  4. New onion links are added on a daily basis and it’s very easy to add new sites yourself (see screenshot above).
  5. Don’t worry about slow loading speeds: The pages are hosted on every user’s computer so new content is immediately accessible without having to download anything first.
  6. If you want to access hidden wiki pages directly into the Tor Browser and hit enter.
  7. No back-end means it’s impossible for authorities to take the site down through legal means (e.g., by contacting its hosting provider).
  8. It has a vast and ever-growing variety of onion links and categories.
  9. You can check how many people are currently online right now, what they’re looking at, and how much time they’ve spent on the website so far (see screenshot above).
  10. If you want to contribute, head over to Uploads We’re always open to new onion link submissions.
  11. The site refreshes every 3 minutes to stay up-to-date, but if that’s too often for you, just change the refresh rate.
  12. It can be used anonymously by activating “Use our secure server” under “Options”. Simply type the main link into Tor Browser after enabling this setting and hit enter.
  13. You don’t have to worry about anyone finding out your current activity because there are no trackers or cookies installed on the website whatsoever.
  14. It can be accessed from anywhere as long as you have Tor Browser up and running.
  15. If the site suddenly goes offline for some reason, just wait a few minutes to let it pop back up again by itself.

In order to access more of the website’s content, click “Random page” below the search bar at the top of the home page (see screenshot above). Not everything on The Hidden Wiki is available in English though, so you might want to check out alternative Dark Web directories if that’s what you’re looking for. You can download Tor Browser for Mac OS X & Linux right now and use it with complete anonymity. There are no trackers or cookies installed whatsoever so your activities remain 100% private even while using this browser.

You can also open The Hidden Wiki in Tor Browser for Windows, but you will have to enable JavaScript in order to be able to use it safely. You are not advised to use other Dark Web directories since their content might have been altered since they were initially indexed by search engines. That’s because many of them rely on automated scripts to generate onion links instead of bots that personally add new ones by hand. We cannot vouch for the accuracy or authenticity of any specific link that may appear below either, but there are countless other similar sites besides this one…

Reasons to Use The Hidden Wiki Instead of Other Dark Web Directories

Benefits of using the Hidden Wiki:

  1. You can submit anything anonymously.
  2. There’s no censorship at all, meaning that you could find anything on the site.
  3. It’s not indexed by Google or other search engines, therefore your requests for illicit content won’t be traced back to you even if the website gets shut down one day.
  4. New onion links are added on a daily basis and it’s very easy to add new sites yourself (see screenshot below).
  5. Don’t worry about slow loading speeds: The pages are hosted on every user’s computer so new content is immediately accessible without having to download anything first.
  6. If you want to access hidden wiki pages directly, just type “http://f3ew3p7s6lbftqm5.on ion” into the Tor Browser and hit enter.
  7. No back-end means it’s impossible for authorities to take the site down through legal means (e.g., by contacting its hosting provider).
  8. It has a vast and ever-growing variety of onion links and categories.
  9. You can check how many people are currently online right now, what they’re looking at, and how much time they’ve spent on the website so far (see screenshot above).
  10. If you want to contribute, head over to the room’s section. There’s always room for more onion links and your submission will definitely help others as well.

The site refreshes every 3 minutes to stay up-to-date, but if that’s too often for you, just change the refresh rate.

It can be used anonymously by activating “Use our secure server” under “Options”. Simply type the link of the site into Tor Browser after enabling this setting and hit enter. You don’t have to worry about anyone finding out your current activity because there are no trackers or cookies installed on the website whatsoever. It can be accessed from anywhere as long as you have Tor Browser up and running.

Click the logo to open The Hidden Wiki in Tor Browser for Windows. You might want to use a Toggle Proxy plugin if you need to enable or disable JavaScript first though. It’s not possible to access many pages without it enabled since they might rely on scripts that require additional coding knowledge. Don’t worry about sites going offline on you, though: That only happens when it’s overloaded with users accessing specific content simultaneously (e.g., during large protests). The servers are always prepared for this kind of traffic so the site will remain up even if thousands of people try to visit it at once.

Benefits of using the Hidden Wiki

How can you safely access the Hidden Wiki?

“Use secure server” must be activated under Options. All data is transmitted via encrypted SSL connections so your ISP can’t log what you’re doing or inject untrusted data into the stream. It’s also not possible for any third parties to pry into your browsing habits either, but there are a few caveats:

  1. Tor Browser transmits your current activity over UDP instead of TCP because it makes it harder to trace your original location by concealing packet timestamps.
  2. You should always have JavaScript disabled since scripts can access information about other sites you visit even if they’re hosted on separate domains (e.g., cross-site scripting).
  3. The Hidden Wiki automatically refreshes every 3 minutes so it can’t be used as a workaround to load malicious JavaScript from untrusted websites that way.
  4. The site doesn’t have ads or banners, but if you click on a link from another site, it might have them. It’s not recommended to visit any other pages on the same website as a result since JavaScript can still be accessed by scripts hosted on that domain (e.g., ad networks).

Links will open in a new window. When you’re done, simply close the window and your browsing experience will remain exactly as it was before without having to delete any cookies or clean your browser cache. You can also securely share content with friends or coworkers by right-clicking any link and select “copy link address” or “copy magnet link” instead of using conventional copy methods. This way, no one aside from people you trust looking over your shoulder will know what specific files you’re downloading from the website.

In addition to a regular browser, you can also download Tor Browser for Android. It’s based on Firefox for mobile and comes with all the same privacy-enhancing settings as the desktop version. Please note that it takes a lot of effort to audit a security application if one is available for iOS devices, so I wouldn’t recommend using this on an iPhone or iPad unless you have no alternative because jailbreaking them can introduce potential vulnerabilities if done improperly.

Unfortunately, it cannot be used as a workaround as some other anonymous networks do not support JavaScript or HTTP links through their web servers by default (e.g., Freenet). However, I’m planning on releasing my own custom version of Tor Browser soon that will include the option to block JavaScript by default or enable it on an individual basis using a Toggle Proxy plugin feature. It should also support loading HTTP links directly through the browser instead of redirecting them to their HTTPS equivalents.

How can you safely access the Hidden Wiki

What you will find on the hidden wiki?

  1. You will find a collection of guides and how-tos.
  2. A list of free proxies (note that some might be banned and you should therefore always have several different ones to use):
  3. You can download warez, cracks, and other stuff.
  4. There are sites with leaked databases, such as celebrities’ nudes.
  5. Links to all kinds of hacking tutorials.
  6. Sites for hackers who want to promote their website/HACK! (they ask for donations or invite you to join their IRC channel to discuss the hack):
  7. Organized crime forums – but only the old school ones where they still communicate via ICQ/AIM, etc.
  8. Forums for exchanging stolen credit cards, numbers, etc.:
  9. Links to all kinds of different “uploads” (usually warez or PO—rn):
  10. Sites that contain a collection of really crazy shit.
  11. Random sites which redirect you if you try to enter them directly in the browser:
  12. A list of dangerous websites, such as “You’ve been hacked!” and similar jankiness :
  13. Alternative wikis, like Unseen Wiki – but they are not really complete.
  14. Links to all kinds of different past-as:
  15. And some more random crazy shit πŸ™‚

Note that “pastas” are a type of short story often written in a fucked up way and including at least one image, so it’s impossible to find them if you google the text which is used in the URL etc.

So check out the link above if you want to read some πŸ˜‰

16 . Some quick guides on how to configure tor browser, proxychains, etc.

17 . A list of websites where you can buy stuff with bitcoins (not very complete).

What you will find on hidden wiki

Famous websites you will find on Hidden wiki:

17 Categories The Hidden Wiki contains links to sites covering all sorts of information and content including forums, chat rooms, blogs, wikis, dating websites, Pastebin posts, Tor hidden services (.onion), proxies (to access the internet anonymized through another IP address or simply bypass your internet provider’s blocks), email providers (encrypted email is seen as one of the best methods of online communication for those who are concerned about their privacy), etc.

NEW SITES ADDED ON THE HIDDEN WIKI :

A load of new links was added to the site tonight. Some are already dead since they weren’t updated by their admins or just die due to lack of use or because low traffic volumes make it easier for hackers to hijack them. Some others have been updated since being left behind by their admins for a while, so you might want to check them out again as well. Here’s a list of the new sites that were added tonight:

 

Niteflirt :

Open Publishing eBooks – This is a huge collection of stolen books organized into 20 different categories. It has an extensive list of books on HTML & CSS, PHP & MySQL, Javascript programming, Linux, and other operating systems. Many titles are available in various formats including PDF and epub with several having more than one version each attached to its own link (e.g., two different editions from print). It weighs over 56 GIGABYTES altogether and was last modified at 19:17 UTC on 18/02/2015.

Exodus Chan –

This list of 8chan boards has been archived only twice since it was created back in November 2014 (both times in June 2015). It’s effectively abandoned at this point with no one to update it, so you might want to check out its successor called Uncensored Board List instead, which was updated the third time today at 21:12 UTC on 19/02/2015.

The Best Onion Sites –

This is an almost complete copy of last year’s The Hidden Wiki containing all 738 .onion links gathered from various references including DeepDotWeb, SnapBBS, and the now-defunct Tor Links Directory. I believe this site should be taken down or removed because it contains links to scam websites, malware, and other harmful content.

Bookmarks for Tor – A list of 4chan boards with titles in English including /b/, /int/, /pol/ (politically incorrect), /hc/ (hardcore) etc. It weighs slightly over 1 GIGABYTES altogether and was last updated by its owner who also runs the 4chan blog on WordPress.

Torchlight List – This is a huge collection of links to various sites like shops, forums, classified ads, etc hosted on the dark web. It’s effectively abandoned with no updates since July 2014 (apart from two defacements in October 2014). I can say whether most links are still active or not, but it’s definitely time to take the list down and remove it from the Hidden Wiki.

I2P Hosts – A big list of websites related to I2P: sites found on this anonymity network (eepsites), file sharing networks available through I2P (Frost and Bittorrent), etc. It weighs over 19 GIGABYTES altogether and was last updated by its owner who also runs his personal blog with WordPress.

Bookmarks for Tor – This is a complete copy of the previous two bookmarks lists including those that were tagged as dead or dying since they weren’t maintained anymore (i.e., “out of service”). As the third in a series, it’s basically abandoned at this point with no updates since 16/02/2015. The same goes for the files attached to each link including images and text documents.

PasteBin – A list of Pastebin sites hosted on the hidden wiki containing links to over 1868 different pastebins including their creation date in YYYY-MM-DD format (e.g., 2014-08-18) in order to find recent ones more easily. It’s incomplete since it hasn’t been updated since December 2013 when Pastebin shut down anonymous posting abilities due to copyright infringement concerns, but there are still plenty of links available even if you have to scroll all the way down after clicking any link from the list.

Famous websites you will find on Hidden wiki

Silk Road 3 – The latest version of the infamous original Silk Road website from where you can buy illegal goods, stolen credit cards and counterfeit money etc. It was originally created back in November 2014 after it replaced its predecessor called Silk Road 2 which itself replaced Silk Road 1.0 inside two years. While it’s linked to several times on this page already.

The Uncensored Hidden Wiki – This is the latest copy of The Hidden Wiki containing both censored and uncensored links generated by TorLinks, the successor to TorDir which was taken offline in November 2014. It contains all 738 .onion links from Exodus Chan’s list mentioned above plus one extra link called “Other Links” under Uncensored Hidden Wiki > Other Links. It also weighs just over 1 GIGABYTES.

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