Apr 20, 2006

RC4 Encrypt Your Torrents

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Data SecureTorrent Freak wrote up a quick how-to for encrypting your torrent traffic in order to obfuscate your downloads. More and more ISP’s are limiting throttling BitTorrent traffic on their networks. By throttling BitTorrent traffic the speed of BitTorrent downloads decrease, and high speed downloads are out of the question. Not to mention the fact that the MPAA and FBI have been putting a lot of pressure on the ISP’s to give up personal information about who is downloading what.

This article covers the setup for Azureus, Bitcomet and UTorrent, so most of the torrent bases are covered. I have successfully been downloading with UTorrent encryption turned on for about a week now without any notice of a decrease in speed, though the system processor is a bit more taxed though.

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