Ahmia is a clearnet search engine for Tor's hidden services created by Juha Nurmi.

Developed during the 2014 Google Summer of Code with support from the Tor Project, the open source[1] search engine was initially built in Django and PostgreSQL. The site filters out child pornography.[2]

The service partners with GlobaLeaks's submissions and Tor2web statistics for hidden service discovery[3] and as of July 2015 has indexed about 5000 sites.[4]

In July 2015 the site published a list of of hundreds of fraudulent fake versions of web pages (including such sites as DuckDuckGo, as well a dark web pages).[5][6]


  1. ^ Greif, Björn (14 July 2015). "Gefälschte .onion-Websites spähen Tor-Nutzer aus". ZDNet. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ juha (7 September 2014). "Ahmia search after GSoC development". Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "About us". Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Leyden, John (7 Jul 2015). "Heart of Darkness: Mass of clone scam sites appear". The Register. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  5. ^ MacGregor, Alice (1 July 2015). "Hundreds of Dark Web mirror sites 'booby-trapping' Tor users". Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Marwan, Peter (14 July 2015). "Anonymität von TOR-Nutzern durch Fake-Websites gefährdet". ITespresso. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

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