Protect Yourself from eDonkey Spy Servers

Connecting to a bad ed2k server can have some nasty consequences. They monitor your activities and report to anti-p2p outfits. They direct you to non-existent files, corrupted fakes and hide files which others genuinely want to share. Learn how to protect yourself.

Sealand Prefers Hacker to The Pirate Bay

The micronation Sealand is offering asylum to Gary McKinnon, a British hacker who's facing extradition to the United States. Prince Michael Bates of Sealand apparently prefers hackers to pirates. Earlier this year he refused to sell its micronation to the Pirate Bay because this would upset his friends in Hollywood.

aXXo Torrents Exploited by Malware Peddlers

When someone becomes a success by earning the admiration of their peers, there will always be the 'hangers on' who want to share the spoils of success. For aXXo, the most popular DVD ripper on BitTorrent, it's about people using his name to further their own, sinister aim: to install…

Streaming and Downloading Torrents in Firefox

FoxTorrent is a BitTorrent extension for Firefox that makes it possible to download and stream torrents within Firefox. Last month we already reported the leak of an internal beta version, but today FoxTorrent 1.0 was officially released.

Company Cracks BitTorrent Protocol Encryption and Introduces Tracker Whitelists

The BitTorrent bandwidth battle continues. Ipoque, a German based company that specializes in developing bandwidth managing solutions for Universities and ISPs, announced today that their products are now able to detect and throttle encrypted BitTorrent traffic. In addition, they introduce the option to maintain a "whitelist" of legal BitTorrent trackers…

w3btorrent: A BitTorrent Client for your Web Server

w3btorrent is a full-featured but lightweight BitTorrent client designed to run off a Web Server. It is easy to configure, works without a database and supports WAP, so you can monitor your torrents on your mobile phone.