How to use BitTorrent safely

If you share files with BitTorrent, and you do not use a blocklist, you will be tracked by big brother 100% of the time.

Vuze has IP filtering built in. Go to menu Tools -> Options, then click the ‘IP Filters’ tab. In the ‘IP filter file to autoload’ text field, enter http://list.iblocklist.com/?list=bt_level1 and click ‘load now’.

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Then click the ‘Connection’ tab, click ‘Transport Encryption’, uncheck all ‘allow non-encrypted’ and check ‘require encrypted transport’.

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Finally, click ‘Apply’ then ‘Close’ and you’re done. Remember, safety first kids!

2008.02.21