The BitTorrent protocol constitutes a decentralised file-sharing network.

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Can they tell which individual computer was torrenting on shared internet connection?

I live in a shared house where multiple people use the same wi-fi (actually, there’s two: the normal frequency and 5GHz one). The internet is included in the rent. The other day I received a complaint ...
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Potential security concerns with using Torrent Trackers Servers for establishing P2P

I am designing a small p2p system, and I am thinking of using Torrent Tracker Servers, by way of a unique infohash, which all the peers share and use to find each other. The idea being, the first ...
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Download an OS image via torrent [duplicate]

If you take the Ubuntu alternative download page for example, there, you have the possibility to download the OS also via torrent. Being a peer to peer where files are stored on anyone's machine got ...
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The Peer-To-Peer Web

Good Morning Guys, I'm currently looking into the Project Maelstorm (BitTorrent Peer-To-Peer Web Browser Project), and a question popped up in mind. When on a P2P network, users share the file which ...
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Are Downloads from file hosting sites are 100% safe from legal issue? [closed]

See we can download files from file hosting sites, but there is no warning on it. but this security warnings present on torrent sites but not on file hosting sites, why so? See here this picture i ...
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Why is Kickass Torrents banned in my browser? [closed]

I am trying to access Kickass Torrents, but getting warning from the browser like this: Reported Unwanted Software Page! This web page at kat.cr has been reported to contain unwanted software ...
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Router reporting DoS-Attack from rival provider

In my (netgear) routers logs there are entries like the following, often multiple times a second since quite some time. [DoS Attack: RST Scan] from source: 80.218.64.172, port 10646, Tuesday, ...
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RC4 encryption of torrents safely

Torrent clients offer encryption of traffic using RC4, and people consider this very safe to hide traffic information from ISP. Now since I have a website with SSL encryption, I know that RC4 has a ...
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How does torrent poisoning work?

Can someone explain how torrent poisoning attacks work? I am looking for some tutorials on how to do it. What are the countermeasures that someone can use to defend themselves against it?
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I've shared my WiFi with my neighbour. How can I ensure they're not downloading illegal content?

I want to ensure they're not downloading any illegal content (torrent websites in particular). If they're using a VPN or Tor, then I guess there's not much I can do, but if they're just connecting ...
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Firewall and Torrent

I use my university internet network and all incoming connection is blocked on every port.(they use netasq firewall) They have no other restrictions which stops me from using a torrent client. Using ...
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Torrent “bad seed” attack by Sony, how does it work?

Sony recently saw a large amount of data stolen. In order to prevent the stolen data from being spread using torrents, they are doing what was called a bad seed attack. What is this attack? Is this a ...
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Can I hide torrent details from my ISP? [duplicate]

I admit that I know very little about torrents. There seems to be very little point in encryption them as an ISP can detect the torrent protocol and a user might then have some explaining to do (which ...
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Download Torrents on University network without detection [closed]

I am wanting to download some things using Bittorrent, but I have heard that they can detect when someone is downloading torrents. How can they detect this? And are there any precautions I can do to ...
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What hash version is implemented on ThePirateBay.se? SHA-1 or MDA-5? [closed]

I downloaded a File Checksum Utility executable file from Microsoft. This tool is for checking the hash of a file. I'm wondering what is the version of the "Info Hash" section on the torrent site ...
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How can illegal downloads (not file sharing) be detected?

I understand that copyright holders can identify illegal filesharing over BitTorrent by simply taking part in the sharing process and noting IPs of peers. But how do they detect illegal downloads ...
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Anonymity network like tor, but using the model of torrent

I am thinking about an anonimity network (just as tor), but using some type of guarantee against mis-usage. For example, which torrent does: there is a tracker, which registers who has given how much ...
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Is BitTorrent Sync a spyware?

Source: http://www.infoworld.com/t/development-tools/bittorrent-sync-gaining-major-traction-peer-peer-alternative-dropbox-232144 and the average usage has hit 20GB per person. How can they know ...
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Hiding Bittorent clients

One of the things that came out of the Snowden files, I believe, was that ISP's will monitor someone that has a bittorent client (uTorrent, qbittorrent etc.) installed on their PC, even if they don't ...
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Is Port Forwarding for bit torrent risky?

I have found that my connection decreased suddenly when downloading torrents. I diagnosed it with bit torrent and the answer is that i should do port forwarding on my modem/router! Is it risky?
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How to effectivily block torrents on my network?

Hie, As per my network policy, we have to block all torrent traffic from network. To do this, I used to block all ports above 1024 on my firewall/proxy devices. But due to this, many other ...
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How to block some websites and torrent usage in a small office?

In my office there are approaximately 25 systems are connected through network and all having internet accessibility.but some people are missusing this facilities like downloading films from torrent ...
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Is Torrent safe for sharing legitimate files (file verification)? Does it use SHA1 or SHA256?

Let's assume that a legitimate torrent file has been safely and successfully downloaded over HTTPS and perhaps even OpenPGP verification was used to verify the integrity of the torrent file. How good ...
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Reconstructing bittorrent data from PCAP

I am doing a CTF flag for my school project with a PCAP flag based on this CTF write-up: eindbazen.net - Plaid CTF 2012 - Torrent I setup a local torrent file containing an .mp3 (the audio is my ...
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What are the TCP/UDP ports used by torrent applications?

I want to block torrent traffic on my network because it is utilizing too much bandwidth and disrupted my network traffic. What port range should I use and what protocol TCP or UDP?
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Is it possible to attack system through torrent usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can do a hacker with ip address? I am using the Torrent for Downloading the Music and other files. I heard that using Torrent can give IPAddress information to ...
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How does pfsense block torrent traffic?

I know that pfsense is a very effective tool for restricting bit torrent traffic. I was wondering how it actually manages to do that ? There's not much information available on this. The more ...
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How does the Copyright Alert System work? Who has implemented it?

Some ISPs are participating in a Copyright Alert System that notifies content authors of violations of their copyright. I'm concerned how this oversight relates to my private traffic, and what laws ...
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What torrent software should I be aware of as a security professional? [closed]

I am new to the torrent world and want to experiment / learn with the lowest risk possible. What do I need to know about torrent software, and related software and network configuration in order to ...
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proxy services for torrents vs encrypting data

I've noticed growing popularity in proxy services for torrent clients; such as BTGuard. Most torrent clients encrypt traffic so aren't these services pointless? I read that it's because the encryption ...