The deep web is the web content that is not accessible to search engines. For example, banking information, government confidential data, data present on clouds. Data on a deep web can be accessed only after proper authentication.
Dark Web is the web where the website owners are anonymous. Dark Web is often used for illegal activities. A Dark web cannot be accessed via normal browsers/search engines. Specialized softwares are required to access the dark web.
Following are some of the important differences between the Deep Web and Dark Web
|Sr. No.||Key||Deep Web||Dark Web|
|1||Concept||The deep web is part of the www web where contents cannot be indexed by search engines.||The dark web is part of www web where content lies on the darknet where contents can be accessed only using specific software, configurations or authorization access.|
|2||Usage||The deep web is used by an organization like banks, corporates, etc.||The dark web is a hub of illegal activities. Criminals/terrorists etc are active on the dark web.|
|3||Indexing||Deep Web contents are not indexed by a search engine.||Contents are accessible on personal networks/peer to peer configurations.|
|4||Regulation||Websites are invisible to the world as public access is not enabled.||Dark Web is not regulated and IP addresses are hidden.|
|5||Access||Deep web contents are accessible with a valid username/password or another authentication mechanism.||The dark web is accessible with specific software only.|