Grams Lets You Search The Dark Net

gramsNot too many of us are experts at using Tor, but now we don’t have to be: a search engine for the so-called Dark Web has launched reports Wired:

The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.

Grams, which launched last week and is patterned after Google, is accessible only through the Tor anonymizing browser (the address for Grams is: grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) but fills a niche for anyone seeking quick access to sites selling drugs, guns, stolen credit card numbers, counterfeit cash and fake IDs — sites that previously only could be found by users who knew the exact URL for the site.

“I noticed on the forums and reddit people were constantly asking ‘where to get product X?’ and ‘which market had product X?’ or ‘who had the best product X and was reliable and not a scam?’” Grams’ creator told WIRED in a chat session. “I wanted to make it easy for people to find things they wanted on the darknet and figure out who was a trustworthy vendor.”

He wouldn’t provide his real name and asked instead to be referred to by the pseudonym he uses on Reddit, “gramsadmin.”

Although Grams is still in beta, it’s already serving up results from eight online markets, thanks to an API the developer made available to site owners to allow his engine to scrape their product listings…

[continues at Wired]

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12 Comments on "Grams Lets You Search The Dark Net"

  1. Yes, that will be safe to use

  2. Tor is and always has Been a honeypot. The CIA and NSA have already admitted to using multiple techniques in locating and then monitoring tor users.

    • Number1Framer | Apr 17, 2014 at 9:59 pm |

      What do you expect from an organization that receives most of its research funding from the government? If it’s not all a big fake, then it’s at the very least compromised to the point of being unusable at this point.

    • VaudeVillain | Apr 17, 2014 at 11:22 pm |

      Dude, I hate to break it to you, but if either of those agencies wants to find and watch you, they will. Going dark to them is virtually impossible without going totally off the grid… and going totally off the grid is non-trivial itself.

      You can hope, maybe even expect, that nobody is interested in you, but if they are it’s pretty much a lost cause.

      • “Hate to break it to you”

        You say that like I didnt already know this…I was “hating to break it” to the tor users who actual think their shit is anonymous. Tor is funded a lot by the government. Its a trap.

  3. A conservative “friend” of mine once told me that is was cheaper to finance the kidnapping of a debtors family on the dark net than to take them to court… that’s probably true and I’m sure their name is in the appropriate gov database.

    #lightbearer

    • misinformation | Apr 18, 2014 at 2:30 am |

      Why say “friend”? What’s the point?

    • Its also cheaper for me to put a bullet in the head of a creditor that would even think of something like that than to pay them back….plus at that point you make it personal and even if I did pay you back ill hunt you down after, even if it took years.

    • Isn’t that how they caught the alleged Silkroad guy? Trying to hire goons who were actually cops?

      • I’m not sure exactly, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he had. That case isn’t very publicized… but his mom seems like a real nice lady, she’s been working hard to bring his case into the light of the mainstream for some time.

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