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ISP Friendly BitTorrent Tracker Doubles Download Speeds

A new Open Source BitTorrent tracker set to be released in September promises to boost download speeds by up to 150% and decrease the load BitTorrent users put on ISP networks by 20 to 50 percent. Based on the widely used OpenTracker software, the new BitTorrent tracker aims to overcome…

Pirate Bay Tricks Anti-Pirates with Fake Peers

The Pirate Bay has always made it clear that they don't obey takedown requests from content owners. That doesn't stop Hollywood from going after the Pirate Bay's users, however, and they do so on a large scale. The Pirate Bay is well aware of these pirate tracking outfits, and does…

BitTorrent Users DDoS Websites Without Knowing

Millions of BitTorrent users are unknowingly DDoSing websites because 'publishers' of popular torrents mistakenly add website URLs as trackers. The DDoSes drag websites down and their operators have very few options to mitigate these 'attacks'. But, thanks to a new BitTorrent protocol enhancement this is about to change. This week…

The Pirate Bay Removes Fake Trackers from Torrents

In an attempt to make BitTorrent more secure, and to reduce some of the load on their own tracker, The Pirate Bay has started to remove all duplicate, dead and anti-pirate trackers from the torrents they host. These changes will improve the trackers' performance, and increase 'security' for its users.

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