The Complete Guide To Safely And Anonymously Downloading Torrents

Rebecca James Last updated: August 8, 2023 Reading time: 13 minutes
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Torrenting is all fun and games until you accidentally get infected by malware, your ISP starts throttling your connections, or worse, you get served a DMCA notice. While torrenting can give you unrestricted access to music, movies, and even books, it has a horde of privacy and security issues

When you connect unprotected to a torrent client and start downloading, your IP address is visible to the whole swarm sharing that P2P activity. While it may not seem a big deal, your IP address is your online identity. Therefore, anyone with the correct tools and knowledge can track your location and monitor your internet activity, like your ISP, which uses that information to throttle your connection. 

Moreover, since most torrenting platforms are forums where anyone can upload unmonitored content, many torrent links are laden with malware. A malware infection ultimately means loss of data or even loss of hardware. Therefore, privacy-conscious netizens practice safe torrenting through some safety and security tips mentioned in this article.  

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