BitThief  (Read 1545 times)

[MiA]Raj

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BitThief
« on: April 08, 2012, 14:33 »
BitThief is a Java-based BitTorrent client designed to download from, but not upload to, BitTorrent networks. It is freeware and cross-platform. According to the BitThief homepage, it is intended as a proof of concept that there are weaknesses in the current BitTorrent protocol, which can be exploited by "cheating" BitTorrent clients (such as BitThief itself).

Download: http://bitthief.ethz.ch/download.php

Best torrent client ever :)

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Re: BitThief
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 14:55 »
Sure: you cannot upload files. But I bet they can still see your IP. Downloading copyrighted files is still illegal in several countries (e.g. Germany) and although the whois lookup doesn't work in Germany (you can only find the ISP, not the user) they can find you because the police can demand all ISPs for the owner of the caught IP.
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Re: BitThief
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 01:21 »
Sure: you cannot upload files. But I bet they can still see your IP. Downloading copyrighted files is still illegal in several countries (e.g. Germany) and although the whois lookup doesn't work in Germany (you can only find the ISP, not the user) they can find you because the police can demand all ISPs for the owner of the caught IP.

That's why I don't live in Germany ;]