Security Points for Beginner Deep Web Users:
1). Setup your secure deep web access network.
2) Unplug your webcam or cover webcam by black tape.
3). Generate a second identity (Virtual Identity for Deep Web) that you can use all over the deep web
4). Don’t use any personal information for your second identity.
5). Always use anonymous email service for account creation.
Recommendation: only use emails that offer client end encryption or decryption. I am using protonmail.com or tutanota.com both are trusted email services and most users prefer both of these.
6). When accessing the Deep Web, close all other programs or software running on your system.
SECURITY POINTS FOR MEDIUM OR ADVANCED DEEP WEB USERS:
7). Always check for Updates on Tor Browser, be quick to get the updates installed as soon as they’re available.
9). Before you access any hidden wiki links, you can and should use “New Identity” or “New Tor Circuit” setting using:
New Identity: Ctrl+Shift+U
New Tor Circuit for This Site: Ctrl+Shift+L
10). If 2FA (2 Factor Authentication) is being offered by any site, make sure you use it. Most sites allow PGP authentication. If you are not aware of PGP and want to know more then check out PGP Guide for beginner users.
11). Only access the deep web on trusted devices, don’t use any other person’s laptop or desktop to access the Deep Web.
12). Highly recommended point!!! For your security, first, run your Nord VPN software client and only after a connection is established should you start Tor browser.
Note: If you are a security geek and wish to protect the security of all the members who are using your home internet network then you may and should use a VPN router for a VPN protected wireless network.
13). If you want to set up or customize your complete environment and are looking right informative source (Tools, software, operating system) then try to visit 27 Best Privacy Tools for Complete Digital Privacy Online and Offline
This is just a SMALL list of things that should be done, but I think it should help!