BitTorrent is hiring

Are you really into BitTorrent and looking for a job? Bram Cohen can use a little help. BitTorrent inc. is looking for: Webdesigners Product managers Python engineers Support managers Marketing directors Check it out!

Canadian ISP is throttling BitTorrent traffic

The Canadian ISP "Rogers" has started to kill all BitTorrent traffic on their network. Rogers uses a bit-shaping application to throttle the traffic that is generated by BitTorrent and other p2p applications.

Unwanted torrents

A group of "hackers" is auto-installing BitTorrent on pc's infected with the Lockx.exe Rootkit. They use this to "infect" those pc's with horrible disney cartoons and mr. Bean movies. Inconvenient, but not really dangerous... however, you can easily imagine how they can use this to spread more evil things.

Speed up Bitcomet and uTorrent

In a previous post we advised to raise the maximum amount of half-open tcp connections to speed up your torrents. On itself this is a great trick, however I recently discovered that 90% off all people use the default settings on their client, and that's a problem.

Sloncek uncovers the truth about suprnova.org

A year ago, Suprnova.org was taken offline by Sloncek. There was a lot of speculation why this happened. Some people guessed it was because of legal issues, others suggested that Sloncek sold his soul to the devil (read exeem).

The old days

Bittorent is nearly 3 years old and still getting more popular evey day. Let's take a look at the "old" days. In the first half of 2003 BitTorrent had his big break. It started with porn, because Bram Cohen needed a lot of peers to test the protocol, and it…