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 Vuze becomes the first client to add support for DDoS protection alongside calls from one of the “victims” for other developers to follow suit.