NEWS AND ALERTS
WARNING WARNING WARNING 2021-04-30
Two major sites for darknet related news and links to darknet markets are currently displaying phishing-links. Do not use these sites for your ONION needs right now: dark.fail and darknetlive.com.
Only use your TOR browser when clicking or using the short-links. Also, it can be a good idea to try and remember first and last few characters on your favourite darknet-sites. That way you quickly notice if something is wrong.
Darkweb links and URLs
Darkweb.wtf is a resource for those wanting to access the darknet with TOR or other .ONION browser. I list those sites I trust on the Darkweb and as soon as there is a scam alert or some sort of warning I remove and disable the redirect. So by using this sites you have safe access to darknet sites without remembering or copying long random-looking .ONION addresses since we automatically forward you to a working one.
TIP: Set darkweb.wtf as your home page in your .ONION browser for quick access to all the best and most popular darknet sites.
Darkweb sites (Common)
Below some common darknet sites, keep in mind that using these links leads to the .onion site. Meaning you can NOT use your standard browser like Chrome or Safari, you must have a .onion browser like TOR for these links to work! You can download the TOR browser here.
Have some patience, to take you to a working URL can take some seconds, stay calm.
The links are clickable for commodity, although it is a good habit to manually copy the url and paste it instead of clicking.
|Elude [SECURE EMAIL]||http://elude.darkweb.wtf|
|Recon [VENDOR DATABASE]||http://recon.darkweb.wtf|
|White House Market||http://whitehousemarket.darkweb.wtf|
|ASAP Market (ASEAN)||http://aseanmarket.darkweb.wtf|
|The Versus Project||http://theversusproject.darkweb.wtf|
|Facebook on darknet||https://facebook.darkweb.wtf|
|The Pirate Bay||http://thepiratebay.darkweb.wtf|
|TOR Market [Newly listed]||http://tormarket.darkweb.wtf|
|Sonar [Secure chat]||http://sonar.darkweb.wtf|
Darknet new sites
New sites that has been mailed to us and that might hold some future potential to grow. Check them out! Also sites not older than 3 months will be kept here and also sites in some cases older but that has remained sort of unknown. I have not personally tested the functionality of these yet, but I do encourage people to try new sites once in a while, its good to have many options and overall it increases innovation.
Note that all URLs always end with
darkweb.wtf - and the name of the website or
market is always inserted before. So if you are lost and need a .ONION-link to a site
you can simply write the URL in your TOR-browser.
WARNING: Be careful with links to your darknet sites, if a market goes down don't panic and google for alt. links and try to log in with your user and password without blinking. If a site is listed as down here, and if it also listed as down at dark.fail and maybe one more of the trusted pklaces, then the chances are that the darknet site you are trying to reach is temporarily down. On darknet have patience. Good practice when a darknet site is down to start at Dread if you can handle the captcha and look for news, without starting rumors or flaming anyone. Check if messages you might get or read are signed and valid. Also try to remember a few letters from the URL to the sites you use regurarly use if you are using sites like mine that redirects you. Using 2FA login when possible and never the same password on more than one market.
And, if you find an offer that seems to be too good to be true on any darknet site, then it probably is. Someone offering 10 000 dollars on a loaded BTC-connected ATM card for 400 dollars is going to be a scam.
Also, be humble on the darknet. When anonymous and in a world that needs more love and less war it is important to be human.
Services that you might need.
|Buy XMR (Monero)||Buy Monero|
|Buy BTC (Bitcoin)||Localbitcoin|
|Hosting service that accepts Bitcoin||Floki NET|
|Best Bitcoin wallet||Electrum|
Is darknet illegal?
It is legal to use the darknet. Surfing the web is not a crime, be the ordinary clearnet World Wide Web or the sites ending with .ONION.
Difference between the darknet and "internet"
The web as most people know it is a set system, based on domains that are pointed to a IP adress and accessed from standard browser like Chrome or Safari. The darkweb is another system, not accessible from those browsers and always end with .ONION. The communication is anonymous and the user can't see where the darknet site is hosted neither can the darknet siteowner see the origin of the user. Now, there are ways to track people so using a VPN for extra safety is a good idea.
Darkweb and BTC is freedom and love
You are free to use darkweb as much as you like and buying bitcoin is only restricted in some countries. It is also your right to protect your identity. Yes, you are allowed to stay anonymous. So, if you are kind of new to this darkweb-underground-world then start getting familiar with the tools you need.
Freedom of speech
The darknet is about freedom of speech, it opens up the ability to communicate in safe way if you are let’s say a whistle-blower or if you reside in a country where minority groups are hunted. And that is really fantastic. Now, with crypto coin like Bitcoin comes the possibility to also pay, or give, or invest without passing the financial authorities. If you were to make money and getting paid in bitcoin it would be without any complications and fees and the tax you want to pay is up to you since no one is controlling you. Now, this can disrupt the financial institutions a bit, and take away a portion of the power from them. And that I believe is very healthy. I’ve never been a fan of control.
There's drugs on the darkweb, and even guns
The darkweb is also about drugs, and it is not hard to find someone selling weapons if you search. Actually, everything is up for sale on darknet. Since it is anonymous, and you can pay for the goods or services without facing the other part, anything that can be sold will be up for sale, and anything that people would be crazy enough to pay for will also be available. It is not the downside of bitcoin and darknet, but it is where we clearly see the darkness in humanity. The solution is however not more control or more war-on-drugs. It is love and freedom. Most people will not buy guns on darknet just because they could, most people feel that they don’t need one. Anyway, if you do, that is when you commit the crime. If you buy or trade something illegal then it is a crime so it be on the darknet or on the street.
Taking your first look at the amazing darknet
To start, you need the browser TOR - available for Mac, PC and Android and of course Linux. Download TOR here.
Are you on your mobile phone? Well it is possible to download apps for smartphones as well and apparently a lot of people do that, have in mind thou that using the darknet from a phone is less secure generally but for me I find it frustrating to use that small device without a keyboard and often you need to enter long passwords and switch back and forth between screens. But well, if you are about to take a first look on the darknet and you only have a phone available then go for it! Here are some apps for iOS, for Android you can download TOR.
Starting empty handed, it will take some 10 - 15 mins to get ready
You should invest in a VPN, that adds a layer of protection. Authorities can pretty much and easily get clues and sometimes even make sense out of VPN free darknet traffic. But again, is this going to be your first time darknet visit and you are not a whistle-blower with big secrets, then go ahead but get one if you start using darknet as a habit. A decent VPN costs about 10 dollar per month.
- StrongVPN or HideMyAss are easy for beginners.
Encrypt your messages
Encrypted communication is important to get use to as well. If you write with someone on a platform or forum privately this is a good best practice to always PGP encrypt messages. It’s not only that the one you are speaking to can reveal the information, the forum could be hacked and later any cleartext found could be used by the hackers to extortion if it has that kind of sensitive character. Or the forum could be seized by the police, that by the way happens all the time with marketplaces. I believe the average life of a marketplace on darknet is 3 years if you exclude the smaller ones. Started with Silk Road which was the first big Market place where you could buy anything. Silk Road lasted from February 2011 until Christmas 2013. Since then the amount of market places has increased steadily. Now there are niche market places in most countries and some are only for certain goods, cannabis being the most popular followed by party-recreational substances and also pharmacy/prescription medicines are widely traded on the darknet.
Most users are humble and helpfull
When logging into marketplaces you can read reviews from the customers and often there also is a forum available where buyers and sellers discuss. Mostly, or I tend to believe almost always that part is pretty harmless. There are rarely people being upset, even though mail deliveries are known to be delayed and frustrates the customer. Both buyers and sellers tend to help each other out and if there is some problem with the trade it is often solved between the two parts, like if they agree on a reship of the goods or some other compensation. Having in account that these are anonymous trades being done between people that don’t know each other it is actually pretty amazing, the honest intentions I’ve seen from the vast majority is truly awesome.
Also the darkweb scammers and the phishers
Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of scammers out there as well. The not so beautiful side of the darknet is full of market places stealing their user’s money running away with millions and in some cases hundreds of million in dollar. That is called Exit Scam. Then we have the DDOS’ers trying to put darknet websites offline. These can be competitors from other markets or more common attempting to extort the market admins trying to force them to pay large sums of bitcoin else they promise to keep on attacking. This was the case with Dream Market - the next big market after Silk Road. Dream Market was up for stunning 7 years and even in the end when their web was completely offline the admin manually tried to settle accounts with all their customers and vendors. While many other market places in the same situation simply give up and take what they can while they can and do the Exit Scam. This admin of Dream Market, SpeedStepper, really made a good example of how to quit and leave a drug market behind.
Some vendors become selective scammers, they are opportunists and try to rip of customers that are new or behave unsecure. There are phishers out there, meaning people wanting to get hold of your password and login to any market place, or any place where there can be funds in crypto coin they can withdraw. And this happens quite often when a big market place is offline more than usual. Phishers make identical sites, looking like a market place, and they use the moment when people search for working alternative links. Putting up fake links on their own sites waiting for a fish to enter and try to log in. The fake site can even make a connection to the real one if it is up and the phishers are more sophisticated. Meaning, you will see the market place you know and even be able to trade and logout unknowingly if you did not take a close look at the .ONION address and recognized it as not being familiar. Then the phishers log in to your account and empties whatever they can. Probably change the password and keep the account if the see any value in it. Of course, vendors and their accounts are much more looked for since they can have large sums of money stacked in their trading account. Now, being careful and using 2FA whenever possible together with decent passwords there is no risk of falling in such a trap.
Making your first small purchase
Whenever and if you become ready to make your first purchase on the darkweb you will need to get hold of some bitcoin. There’s a lot of different ways, paying in cash being the most safe and untraceable. Then there are exchange sites where you can deposit from a credit card, like Coinbase. They tend to ask for a lot of documents lately and some of those sites can be very slow in paying out. So, if you are going to buy something that is morally defendable and not in need of a fortune in bitcoin then anywhere is good. I recommend Local Bitcoin that is user based, some can ask for a copy of ID some do not. Even though as I wrote before bitcoin is anonymous there is a way to track the blocks.
Don't send BTC directly to darknet
So, bitcoin is not 100% and that is why you now need to have a wallet for your coins. They are free and quick to install! For Pc and Mac download Electrum - for phone download Mycelium - this step makes it safer because if you buy BTC from LocalBitcoin, and then send the coin directly to a darknet market it could be that the addresses the Market receives is flagged as a known darknet address. Not a huge problem either if it doesn’t happen all the time but it’s a good habit.
Buying something not being drugs on darkweb
Well, if you are deep in the shit it might sound har to find something legal that you need on a darkweb market. But it's not - there are alot of stuff you can purchase just to have done it and join the club. I saw pretty nice clothes at one of the bigger ones, jeans and caps, and shoes. Probably imported and not authentic. Theres also watches and some jewellry - also fake but with a small price tag. If you smoke tobacco you can buy that. Perfumes then? Overall cheap and fake luxury and upper class merchandise is pretty common on the darknet markets.
Incase you communicate with a vendor
Many vendors are quick to give out their Telegram or Wickr or similiar ways of communication. Those apps means a higher risk to get exposed. I recommend that you set up a Protonmail.com - mailaddress so that you can mail anyone wanting to contact you. With protonmail don't write a subject line, leave it empty. Rumors has it that the Subject line is not encrypted, only the mailcontent. Make an account, it's free at Protonmail.
So, a recap for you to get started. For your first visit to the holy darknet only the .ONION browser (TOR) is necessary. When you feel that darknet is good for you increase your security. PGP is very important, but can also be a hassle if you are not familiar with it, you can make your first small purchase without but get used to encrypting everything on your own device for the second time. If you truly want to hide your activities VPN is a must, and you should move on to using Tails as your operative system, installed on a USD stick that you boot from everytime you use the darknet.
STEP 1 - taking a quick look at the darknet for the first time
Get TOR: https://www.torproject.org/download/
(Optional) Sign up for a VPN, try: https://www.hidemyass.com/en-us/downloads
STEP 2 - preparing for making the very first purchase
Buy Bitcoin: https://localbitcoins.com/?ch=y4cs
Download Mac or PC Wallet: https://electrum.org/#home
(Optional) Encrypt PGP for MacOs: https://gpgtools.org/
(Optional) Encrypting for PC: https://www.gpg4win.org/
(Optional) Make a Protonmail.com account
STEP 3 - increasing security
Using Monero (XMR) or ZCash instead of Bitcoin for payments
Using Tails as OS - not Windows, MacOs or any Smartphone default: https://tails.boum.org/
Glossary - common darknet terms, slang and expressions
- Scammer - Someone trying to rip off people
- Opsec - Operational Security
- DDOS - Distributed Denial of Service
- Honeypot - A fake site, similiar to the real one but the only purpose is to collect userdata
- Phisher - The admin behind a phishing site, or any other type of userdata-fishing method