Monitoring BitTorrent Activity on a Network Using WireShark

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As all readers should know by now, BitTorrent activity is public and can be easily logged by outsiders. But what if someone on your own network, at home or at work, is doing the spying?

In this interesting video we see the basics of how someone with access to a network can monitor the activities of all users by using the free open source analysis software WireShark.

The tool looks complicated to begin with but with a little perseverance we can begin to understand how our torrent clients – and indeed any network enabled software – try to communicate with the outside world.

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