1. Use the Tor Browser to access the dark web. Most dark web sites are only accessible via Tor, which provides an extra layer of anonymity.

2. Utilize a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt all of your internet traffic. This will ensure that even if someone were to gain access to your communications, they would not be able to decipher what you’re doing online.

3. Make sure to use cash or cryptocurrency when doing any banking activities. This means there’s no link between your bank accounts and the dark web.

4. Only use websites and services that are highly rated and have a good reputation. Do some research into the service before you use it to make sure it’s reputable.

5. Make sure the website you’re using has a secure connection. Look for the “https” URL prefix and a lock symbol in your web browser to indicate a secure connection.

6. Don’t provide any personal information to sites that you don’t trust. This means not submitting things like dates of birth, address, etc.

7. Finally, if you’re ever in doubt, just don’t do it. If it feels too risky, then don’t proceed.