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The question is basically saying that Facebook started with this onion address, then set out to generate the corresponding private key. This premise is incorrect, as pointed out by Steve’s answer: in fact, this task would be infeasible using current hardware. Where could this incorrect premise have come from? According to Facebook’s announcement [1], their ...


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Facebook's onion domain has only 8 custom characters, not 15. Since they generated multiple names with those 8 characters, they chose the one that looked best. It is still out of reach of modern hardware to brute-force all 16 characters. Onion names with 16 characters are for v2 onion services, which are deprecated and will be removed from the network later ...


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First, let's establish the proper definitions of each term: The clearnet: the publicly available internet. This is the surface web, the part of the web that can be accessed by search engines. Darknet: A darknet is an overlay network within the Internet that can only be accessed with specific software, configurations, or authorization, usually using a unique ...


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Neither of those links are to onion services. The first one (https://randomletters.onion.pet) is a MITM proxy which you can see from the .pet at the end. The second one (https://otherletters.com) is a site pretending to be an onion address which you can see by the .com at the end. So to answer your question, no DuckDuckGo is not indexing onion services.


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