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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' tops the chart this week, followed by 'The Greatest Showman'. 'Molly's Game' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the most ...
Bram Cohen, best known as the creator of BitTorrent, is now working on a new cryptocurrency project called Chia. At its core, Chia plans to provide a green alternative to current mining practices, one that decreases the chance of centralization through mining practices.

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Annihilation'. 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' completes the top three. This week we have two newcomers in our chart. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the most downloaded movie.
If you're one of over 100 million uTorrent users, you should immediately upgrade to the latest version of the BitTorrent client. In November 2017, Google's Project Zero identified a vulnerability, which BitTorrent Inc. (the company that owns and develops uTorrent) patched just in the nick of time. While ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. 'The Shape of Water' completes the top three. This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the ...
As Spotify prepares to collect billions of dollars with a listing on the New York Stock exchange, a little-known fact about the company has emerged. The music streaming service, which had uTorrent developer Ludvig Strigeus as one of its early developers, was also the owner of the popular BitTorrent client ...

Bram Cohen, the mastermind behind BitTorrent, claims he didn't set out to build a pirate ship when he launched the file-sharing product in 2003. All he wanted to do was make it easier to move big stuff around the web—videogame updates, maybe, or the Linux distros that developers liked to swap.
BitTorrent client uTorrent is suffering from an as yet undisclosed vulnerability. The security flaw was discovered by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, who previously said he would reveal a series of "remote code execution flaws" in torrent clients. BitTorrent Inc. has rolled out a 'patch' in the latest ...
BitTorrent's peer-to-peer app and its lightweight uTorrent counterpart are susceptible to particularly nasty hijacking flaws. Google researcher Tavis Ormandy recently detailed a host of DNS rebinding exploits in Windows versions of the software that lets attackers resolve web domains to the user's computer, ...
Windows Defender Antivirus (AV) research department caught a massive outbreak of Dofoil malware variants, which managed to attack nearly half of a million BitTorrent users within less than 12 hours. Researchers detected a new digital currency mining campaign being held via Russian-based BitTorrent ...
The South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival is one of the largest and most popular in the United States. For the fourteenth year in a row, it's promoting tracks of the performing artists. Years ago the festival released these tracks for free via BitTorrent, but times have changed. While "SXSW Torrent" keeps ...
A recent malware campaign that attempted to install a resource-draining currency miner on more than 400,000 computers in 12 hours was caused by a malicious backdoor that was sneaked into a BitTorrent application called Mediaget, a Microsoft researcher said Tuesday. The failed campaign is the latest ...
Bram Cohen -- the inventor of file sharing service BitTorrent -- is behind an up and coming cryptocurrency called Chia. Chia, which doesn't require massive amounts of electricity like Bitcoin does, has raised almost $3.4 million without the help of an initial coin offering (ICO). The money will help the ...
Bram Cohen, the mastermind behind BitTorrent, claims he didn't set out to build a pirate ship when he launched the file-sharing product in 2003. All he wanted to do was make it easier to move big stuff around the web—videogame updates, maybe, or the Linux distros that developers liked to swap.
BitTorrent client uTorrent is suffering from an as yet undisclosed vulnerability. The security flaw was discovered by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, who previously said he would reveal a series of "remote code execution flaws" in torrent clients. BitTorrent Inc. has rolled out a 'patch' in the latest ...
BitTorrent's peer-to-peer app and its lightweight uTorrent counterpart are susceptible to particularly nasty hijacking flaws. Google researcher Tavis Ormandy recently detailed a host of DNS rebinding exploits in Windows versions of the software that lets attackers resolve web domains to the user's computer, ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Justice League' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Thor Ragnarok'. 'Pitch Perfect 3' completes the top three. This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Justice League is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly ...

We're not really sure why anyone would resort to illegally downloading pornography, considering the abundance there's more free stuff on the internet than its possible to watch in approximately 10,000 lifetimes. Effectively, it seems, if you're not using BitTorrent to acquire adult content, you're far less likely ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Coco' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Thor Ragnarok'. 'Daddy's Home 2' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Coco is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Thor Ragnarok' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'. 'The Shape of Water' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Thor Ragnarok is the most downloaded movie. The data ...
Now, a team of developers at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has released an update for a Peer to Peer (P2P) BitTorrent client that harnesses the power of blockchain tech. The BitTorrent client is called Tribler. According to its developers, even if all torrent sites get closed down it would ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Thor Ragnarok' tops the chart this week, followed by 'The Shape of Water'. 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Thor Ragnarok is the most downloaded movie. The data ...
Privacy is precious. If it is compromised, your computer system is not safe. That is why we have written on this topic today so that you can know how hackers can use BitTorrent to control your computer as well as can adopt safety measures. Though there is no permanent solution available yet for the problem ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Shape of Water' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Thor Ragnarok'. 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. The Shape of Water is the most downloaded movie again.
If you are using BitTorrent to download any content with little or no care then, beware! A newly discovered flaw in the service could leave your computer vulnerable to attack by malicious hackers. Experts report the critical flaw in the service turns a user's BitTorrent client into an access point where any wrong ...
Security researchers have found a 'critical flaw' in the Transmission BitTorrent app, which gives cyber crooks complete control of users' computers, according to IBTimes. According to Google's Project Zero, hackers are tapping into a new vulnerability in the app's design to distribute malicious code on ...
Alleged BitTorrent pirates are target number one since their activities are most easily tracked. However, it isn't all plain sailing for the pirate hunters. Last December we reported on the case of Lingfu Zhang, an Oregan resident accused by the makers of the 2015 drama film Fathers & Daughters (F&D) of ...
A newly discovered critical flaw in the Transmission BitTorrent app allows hackers to run malicious code on compromised devices. A member of the Google Project Zero initiative recently discovered a critical flaw in the popular Transmission BitTorrent app which enables websites to run malicious code on ...
The Transmission BitTorrent client has a vulnerability that lets an attacker take over your PC if you are running it with remote control enabled with the default password, reported TorrentFreak. Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered the vulnerability, and has suggested that similar flaws ...
Still using BitTorrent to exclusively download legally acquired content like operating system images or files you want to share privately with friends? If so, you might want to double-check your security settings to protect yourself from what researchers at Google's Project Zero are calling a “low complexity ...
Even though the popularity of streaming websites is rising at a fast pace, BitTorrent remains a premier source of entertainment content source for a large chunk of people using the web. With the help of tons of popular torrent sites (there are some completely legal ones as well) and BitTorrent clients, people ...
A Washington District Court has issued a devastating order against a copyright holder of the film "Once Upon a Time in Venice," which chases alleged BitTorrent pirates for cash settlements. The Court points out that one of their experts is unqualified, doubts whether declarants even exist, and highlights that ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Blade Runner 2049' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Coco'. 'Justice League' completes the top three. This week we have two newcomers in our chart. Blade Runner 2049 is the most downloaded movie again. The data for our weekly ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Blade Runner 2049' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Justice League'. 'Bright' completes the top three. This week we have two newcomers in our chart. Blade Runner 2049 is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Justice League' tops the chart this week, followed by 'It'. 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' completes the top three. This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Justice League is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly ...
A recent development regarding the Google Play Store has become viral because of using the word “BitTorrent” in its full description. In a statement released by Google, it considers this as reference to an open-source transfer protocol, which is by nature another brand. In fact, the Play Store has blocked ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Dunkirk'. 'The Mountain Between Us' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the most downloaded movie ...
BitTorrent apps aren't exactly hard to come by on Google Play, particularly in comparison to the iTunes App Store. But BiglyBT just got its own app rejected from the Android-centric app store because of the word 'BitTorrent' in the description. But before you panic this isn't Google starting a clampdown on ...
The FCC has repealed U.S. net neutrality rules. As a result of today's vote, Internet providers have the freedom to restrict, or charge for, access to certain sites and services if they please. This also means that BitTorrent throttling and blocking could become commonplace once again, as it was a decade ago.
What Is BitTorrent, Anyway? BitTorrent has a bad reputation that is, oddly, both unfair and well deserved. BitTorrent addresses the bottleneck created when too many people are trying to download the same files—be they bootlegged movies, hot music tracks, DRM-free books, or photos of dogs—at the same ...
Coming from BitTorrent Inc, there is a lot of expectative riding on the official and eponymous client. Does it live up to these expectations? Well, it's probably best to say that it does what it needs to do, and doesn't really go to much effort to go far beyond the essentials. But first, a word or two of warning.
But visitors to The Pirate Bay need to check which BitTorrent client they are using to manage downloads from the world's "most resilient" torrent site. With millions of users each day, uTorrent has long been one of the most popular torrent clients around. But the software's parent company BitTorrent has now ...
While the quiet release comes as a surprise, BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen previously told us that the browser version was coming. In the long run, this version could even replace the “original” client, he seemed to suggest. “We're very, very sensitive. We know people have been using uTorrent for a very ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'The Shape of Water' tops the chart this week, followed by 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'. 'Blade Runner 2049' completes the top three. This week we have three newcomers in our chart. The Shape of Water is the most downloaded movie ...
There's a critical weakness in the widely used Transmission BitTorrent app that allows websites to execute malicious code on some users' computers. That's according to a researcher with Google's Project Zero vulnerability reporting team, who also warns that other BitTorrent clients are likely similarly ...
In recent years, BitTorrent users around the world have been targeted with threats. They can either pay a significant settlement fee, or face far ...
BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has debuted his “solution” to Bitcoin which he says resolves “centralization problems” with the virtual currency.
And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously. Cohen has just started ...
Koinonein is a feature rich BitTorrent client based on the excellent libtorrent library. Koinonein lets you download and upload torrent files, ...
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Cars 3' tops the chart this week, followed by 'War for the Planet of the Apes'.


 

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