The Dark Web: An invisible weapon

The Dark Web: An invisible weapon

Today we all find ourselves dealing with a global pandemic, not only is that a scary thought but we have the extra worry of knowing fraudsters have ramped up their efforts to steal and sell our identities on the dark web.

Following on from our recent article; The Dark Web: Is my data out there? I want to bring to your attention Fraud Web, our latest product designed to search the dark web in real-time for your customer’s identity information.

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The Dark Web: Is my data out there?

The Dark Web (which can also be referred to as “The Deep Web” or “The Invisible Web”) makes up at least 85% of the internet. With some sources stating that traditional search engines only see 0.03% of the entire web, we discuss the dark web data risks you need to know about and how you can prevent associated losses.

The Dark Web requires specific software, configurations, or authorisation to access in order to ensure complete anonymity, and transactions are made using currencies such as bitcoin.

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Why SMS verification isn’t a good idea

SMS verification has become increasingly popular over recent years, to ensure a high level of security when validating a customer’s account.

By utilising a customer’s phone number to validate their account allows a business to ensure that the phone number given is active and is also accessible by the customer. This method of validation has become more popular than email verification recently – but should businesses solely rely on SMS verification?

The Dark Web: An invisible weapon

The Dark Web trade exposed

It was the cover story of The Times on Saturday, and has been an infamous point of discussion since the internet became mainstream, but what is the dark web, how can I protect data from the dark web, and why should we be worried?

“Searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean. While a great deal may be caught in the net, there is still a wealth of information that is deep, and therefore, missed. The reason is simple: Most of the Web’s information is buried far down on dynamically generated sites, and standard search engines never find it.” – Michael K. Bergman

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