Tips for Using the Dark Web Safely
You can, and should, use a VPN to add security to your dark web browsing activities. But there are additional steps that you can take to properly use the dark web without opening yourself up to massive risks in the process.
While you’re on the deep web and trying to avoid ending up in the pits of the dark web, you should take additional methods to protect yourself, including but not limited to:
Installing and keeping your antivirus program up-to-date
Keeping your operating system updated
Keeping Tor and your VPN updated
Don’t download anything unless you know what you’re downloading
Don’t purchase anything illicit
If you have to provide your email address, phone number or credit card details for anything, be very careful about the information you provide. It’s better to use a non-identifying email address to keep your dark web and regular web activities separate.
You can also purchase gift cards instead of using your credit card for purchases on the dark web.
It’s pertinent that you keep your personal details 100% off of the dark web, even if you’re not doing anything illegal.
What the Best VPN for Browsing the Dark Web Safely?
You can choose from a wide range of VPNs to use to browse the dark web, but some are more secure than others. The goal is to choose a VPN that doesn’t hold logs, offers encryption (most do) and has decent speeds.
You probably don’t have to be as concerned about the total number of servers or countries that the VPN is located in because your sole purpose is using the dark web.