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CAT 3: Web Sources

Web Sources

Web Sources

Surface Web

The information found on the Surface Web is freely accessible and searchable with most web browsers.

Deep Web

Information located in the Deep Web is sometimes searchable via web browsers, but the full content is usually hidden behind a pay wall or is password protected to restrict use to certain people or organizations.

Dark Web

Dark Web information is typically encrypted and not intended to be easily accessible. Sometimes the information is encrypted for legitimate reasons, and sometimes it's encrypted to hide illegal information or sales. Part, but not all, of the Dark Web is searchable via Dark Web browsers.