Top cyber security websites: Part 8 – Darknet.org.uk

In Information Security ByTeam Acumin / 22nd July 2015

Profile

Darknet.org.uk is a blog maintained by a number of like-minded individuals who are all concerned with the issues surrounding online privacy, and what they call “ethical hacking”. With more than 3,400 Facebook subscribers, the website has been around since 1999, when it was founded to help spread knowledge about cracking, cryptography and programming, amongst other techniques. It is now one of the most popular websites of its kind.

Content

The team at Darknet.org.uk has a wide range of interests within the cyber security world, which is excellent news for its readers, who can find comprehensive information on a range of topics, including:

• Computer security
• Cracking
• Botnets
• Brute-forcing
• Countermeasures
• Cybercrime
• Data security
• Exploits
• Hacking tools

Articles are well-written and delivered in a simple way so as not to confuse newcomers, but it would be far to say that the content is detailed enough that it will be of interest to individuals at all levels of the spectrum, and whatever their particular interests in internet security might be.

Features

Darknet.org.uk has a popular newsletter, with more than 7,000 readers. It’s free to subscribe to and delivers all the latest news and articles direct to your inbox.

The website is also home to an extensive archive of informative articles dating back 16 years, as well as an excellent exploit links database and a number of other useful cyber security tools.

Review

Darknet.org.uk is an excellent website for people who are interested in the hacking and security side of the cyber safety world. The website is a goldmine of information on everything from password cracking to phishing prevention. Best of all, it’s written by people who are immersed in the scene themselves, and who are passionate about providing the best information out there completely free of charge. The website looks good and works intuitively too.