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surface Web

Content on the World Wide Web that is available to the general public. The surface Web is indexed by the major search engines (see spider). Also called the "crawlable Web" and "public Web," links to the pages on the surface Web are displayed on search engine results pages. Descriptive text on the pages as well as metatags hidden within the Web pages identify the page's contents for the various search engines. Contrast with deep Web. See search engine optimization and spider.


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Using an agile collection methodology, Sixgill provides broad coverage of exclusive-access Deep and Dark Web sources, as well as relevant surface web sources.
(Big Pharma, in fact, is engaged in surveillance and investigation of the sale of knockoffs online, The Telegraph reported in article about the proliferation of fake drugs available on the surface web.) Unfortunately, attempting to reduce teen substance abuse using law enforcement measures directed at dark web marketplaces might be a game of whack-a-mole: As soon as one supply source is stanched, another surfaces.
'However, available estimates indicate that surface web or visible web is only 4% of the total internet and the rest is deep and dark web or invisible web that cannot be indexed on the search engines.
Part 1 of this article explains this new terrain of criminal activity by exploring the differences between the surface web, deep web, and dark web.
But what has changed in the digital world is the speed such techniques spread around the world, and the fact tools are freely available on the dark and surface web to enable those wanting to carry out these sorts of campaigns to do so with easy and by locating and using the services and tools they need online."
"New breakthroughs in data mining, particularly of the deep web which is at least 500 times larger than the surface web, has the potential to unlock a rich vein of information previously not directly accessible.
To oversimplify, Olson said, "the stuff that will land you in a county lockup for two weeks is probably on the surface web. The stuff that will land you in a federal penitentiary for the rest of your life is more likely to be on the dark web."
Unlike the surface web (public information available to search engines) and the deep web (online information requiring credentials, like banking sites or paid firewalls), the darknet is only accessible with special tools and software.
Monitoring legitimate surface sites such as Pastebin for evidence of corporate assets is a relatively simple way to increase vigilance and hackers will often use other surface web sites to publicise attacks such as in the case of the Ashley Madison attack which was announced over Reddit.
"So they'll bring them in from the surface web on open social media and then in to more enclosed, encrypted communication links." Mr Dwyer claimed prisoners in Ireland could be attracted by IS for a number of reasons.