Torrenting allows unlimited file sharing and easy access to otherwise unreachable software, games, music, books, or other helpful content. However, although not illegal, torrenting is often frowned upon, and you might face ISP throttling or DMCA notices in the worst case.
Since torrenting platforms work with a distributed file share protocol, you don’t download a file from several sources instead of converting the downloading activity into a swarm. Everyone from the swarm of file-sharers using the same tracker shares the torrent you are downloading by sending you a piece of that file. Therefore, everyone in the swarm knows your downloading activity and can track your internet connection.
A solution to these privacy issues is to encrypt your BitTorrent or uTorrent platform, ensuring privacy and security. Some popular ways to encrypt your BitTorrent and Utorrent traffic are as follows:
- VPN+ Virtual Machine (Recommended).
- P2P Client Encryption.
- Using Proxy.