What is “The Hidden Wiki”?
The Hidden Wiki, is a website that is accessible using the Tor browser. It is essentially an index of some of the most popular and useful so-called ‘dark web’ sites, and links to the .onion address of some incredible resources.
How do I access The Hidden Wiki?
To access the official .onion site of The Hidden Wiki, you will need the Tor browser, which can be downloaded from their website at https://www.torproject.org/
Next, simply point your browser to their latest v3 domain address here: http://zqktlwiuavvvqqt4ybvgvi7tyo4hjl5xgfuvpdf6otjiycgwqbym2qad.onion/
Note: Always check that you are pointing to the correct address, as there are many fake mirror sites operating for nefarious purposes.
What is v3?
v3 .onion domains are the new standard for domain naming onion websites. They have 56 characters instead of the previous 16 letters. The point of the change is for increased / stronger cryptography.
Why I love The Hidden Wiki.
Navigating the ‘dark web’ is a sticky trick for beginners, so having a reliable index of services makes the work of navigating safely much easier. They have some great articles for education around censorship resistance, anonymity online, and of course information on the ethos of freedom.
Check out their ‘special pages’ link for some hidden gems: http://zqktlwiuavvvqqt4ybvgvi7tyo4hjl5xgfuvpdf6otjiycgwqbym2qad.onion/wiki/Special:SpecialPages
Internet surveillance is becoming more and more prevalent in our every day life. Journalists, activists etc need a safe place to research and communicate without interference. The Hidden Wiki makes finding resources a breeze, and has years of trust behind the project.
Remember to donate to both Tor, and to The Hidden Wiki to keep these projects alive, in the fight for internet and software freedom.