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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by APOLLOSTEES View Post
Does anyone if my machine is particularly vulnerable when I download bit torrents?

Does it depend on the site I download from?

When I leech or seed am I vulnerable?
provided you don't open a really bad port like your RPC port... for your torrent client you should be fine, provided you keep your torrent client updated... you can further reduce the threat by using an open source bittorrent client...

no, it doesn't matter what site you download from...

when you download or seed you're not any more vulnerable then at any other time...


just a word of advise... unless you like getting your internet connection disconnected stay away from illegal content... most Microsoft related torrents are actively monitored to help prevent piracy...
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If you're using a private site, seed only as much as you have to to maintain a decent ratio. If it's public, don't seed. Seeding = exposure, although people will hate you for not seeding. Don't have the torrent program open unless something is downloading or seeding. Use only trusted websites and watch the file size. And most importantly, read some comments to see what people are saying about the files, to see if they're corrupted, infected, password protected, or something like that. I use demonoid with Azureus, I'm behind windows firewall and a router. I have a port for Azureus open on the router and firewall. I've never gotten infected from downloading.
You are downloading content because someone is uploading it... if you spend enough time LEECHING (downloading but not uploading) trackers will kick you to the back of the bus... and then ban you...

if you never upload, please, uninstall your Bittorrent client...
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You are downloading content because someone is uploading it... if you spend enough time LEECHING (downloading but not uploading) trackers will kick you to the back of the bus... and then ban you...

if you never upload, please, uninstall your Bittorrent client...
I upload, but I don't leave something seeding for months.. My ratio is above 1.5, so what's the problem? You have more of a chance getting in trouble with the law if you provide the illegal content. If you're downloading pron or legal stuff, then do seed!
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One should not be worried about being caught by the law for seeding, as one should not be downloading illegal content in the first place.
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One should not be worried about being caught by the law for seeding, as one should not be downloading illegal content in the first place.
I never said I was doing it
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post #16 of 19
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One should not be worried about being caught by the law for seeding, as one should not be downloading illegal content in the first place.
Haha but according to Canadian laws it is legal to download copyrighted material (atleast music, i don't think software is included though) but is is illegal to distribute it...
post #17 of 19
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I never said I was doing it
The beauty of the word "one" is that it carries no specificity. One could be, literally, anybody.

I let the conscience take care of the rest.
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http://www.cristgaming.com/pirate.swf

as long as you don't download "Transformers Hi Def DVD rip" that is 1,000 kb, you should be fine, just like everything else on the internet, you are safe if you use common sense.
    
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post #19 of 19
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http://www.cristgaming.com/pirate.swf

as long as you don't download "Transformers Hi Def DVD rip" that is 1,000 kb, you should be fine, just like everything else on the internet, you are safe if you use common sense.
Yeah what he said ^^

The moral of this thread "DON" BE STUPID"
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