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ISP warned me about downloading copyrighted torrents

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tbootz, May 28, 2009.

  1. tbootz

    tbootz Regular Member

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    My ISP just called me to give me a warning about me downloading some copyright material from a torrent. They said they recieved a complaint, and have a three strike rule so the third time I'm caught they're terminating my account.

    I'm in Canada and use bitcomet to download things. I'm guessing my ISP will probably be monitoring my activity more closely now and want to know how I can respond without having to curtail my internet activity.

    Is there anyway I can encrypt torrent downloads or take any precautions to hide/muddle the files that I am downloading so that my ISP or the owner company can't track me and see who the downloader is?
     
  2. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    You could always rent Seedbox or such and download the torrents there and then DL with FTP to your computer :) Also there are some programs i beleive which can crypt the connection so the ISP can't see what the data really is.


    Correct me if im wrong :)
     
  3. moonbitee

    moonbitee Junior Member

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    Utorrent has an encryption option so your ISP cant see the data
     
  4. jdmeg6

    jdmeg6 Junior Member

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    i also have gotten to complaints from my ISP last month. i stopped downloading torrents. im thinking about using TOR with utorrent.
     
  5. darkmobius

    darkmobius Regular Member

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    i got a complain from downloading st@rtr3k early this month too and i'm from canada as well lol gotta check out that option since i use Utorrent. But either way I think i should keep it low for a while.
     
  6. crashed

    crashed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'd like to hear from anyone that has actually got terminated... Just think about how many people download torrents, and how much $$$ ISP's would lose if they terminated everyone :D
     
  7. The Joker

    The Joker BANNED BANNED

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    Im not affiliated with these guys in any way but they do work very well.

    hxxp://www.gotrusted.com/
     
  8. dvdcowboy

    dvdcowboy Junior Member

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    First of all, ask them to identify the torrent file in question and ask for a copy of the rights holder complaint.

    If they can, it was probably a studio/rights holder who complained.
    If not, then they are being bitchy about the bandwidth so tell them to not bother you if you are paying for unlimited bandwidth and no one has filed a formal complaint. You can tell them you are downloading ubuntu iso's as far as they are concerned.
     
  9. roguehat

    roguehat Newbie

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    well use private torrent trackers cuts alot of the threat down. also if your on demonoid dont use torrents labeled external, dont download from new poeple , certainly dont download the latest movie from a public tracker with 7000 seeds.

    the encryption really doesnt do a thing for not letting them know your using bitttornet , it helped with sand vine technology were they were are traffic shaping. they still can see its bittorrent traffic.How you were caught was you downloaded a torrent that was monitored or uploaded by the enemy. Once your connected they have your ip. they reverse look up the ip an send off the complaints to the isps.

    Get into some PRIVATE TRACKERS.
     
  10. blackboxer

    blackboxer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    didn't demonoid get shutdown for X/ amount of months last year (might of been 07 ) due to some canadian copyright music infringment.

    They manage to shut down one of the biggest torrent sites on the net,

    Canada sure does have tough restrictions on copyright EH? (sorry couldn't help it ) :p
     
  11. Silencer

    Silencer Senior Member

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    OMG just go to warezbb or something and DIRECT DOWNLOAD. Torrents are WAY TOO easy to catch.
     
  12. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    Use VPN connection while downloading torrents. You can easily get vpn on DP
     
  13. jsherloc

    jsherloc Junior Member

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    What about Peer Guardian and TOR at the same time?

    I am actually curious about this myself. After reading a suggestion online I started using peer guardian when dl'ing torrents, but I don't know much about it?

    Anyone?
     
  14. garr12

    garr12 Junior Member

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    i used to get warnings but i would just tell them i must have been trojaned

    same used to work when i harvest from home in my noob days lol, now i use a server for everything
     
  15. justthinking

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    I was also warned when the 'Bourne Ultimatum' came out. I haven't heard from them since though. I told them someone must have been piggybacking on my wireless connection.
     
  16. steveinsg

    steveinsg Newbie

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    Just pay for a decent newsgroup provider e.g. NewsHosting.com, get an account with Newzbin. Done.

    Torrents are painfully slow, and too dodgy.

    With 50 connections (they rarely check if you "overclock" your connections) I can get about 6 - 10Mb/s - whereas, if I was grabbing a torrent, it would generally be < 1Mb/s

    Best $15 a month I spend :)

    Cheers!
     
  17. nirose

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    I am lucky i don't leave in copyright freak countries. Have been downloading them night and day and no problem.
     
  18. turnhardtoeasy

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    I have no problem using local unlimited services 20$ per month... good speed and alll...
    the local do it good without problem... while big companies keep on bringing up shit like this...

    i would suggest u to get internet from local service provider
     
  19. The Scarlet Pimp

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  20. tbootz

    tbootz Regular Member

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    I found this on preventing ISP warnings. Not sure on it's accuracy or effectiveness. Comments or additions by those of you who can add to it would be appreciated.

    Code:
    http://blog.bitcomet.com/versant/post_42610/
    Code:
    [B]
    1. Do your Research !
    [/B]
    Find out the policies and reputation of your isp (google it). For example verizon has an excellent privacy policy and motto vs comcast which has been the cause of many isp warnings. 
    
    
    [B]2. Encrypt your Connection[/B]
    
    The majority of torrent applications have built in encryption ability. See this link to find out how to encrypt your torrents for the majour torrent utilities. "http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-encrypt-bittorrent-traffic/"
    
     
    [B]3.Download peer guardian.[/B]
    
    Peer Guardian is designed by pheonix labs, it blacklists isps of known anti p2p persons, agents, companie, etc. It's in no way fullproof but it's in good hands and a great preventative step. See this link: "http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/"
    
     [B]
    4.  Proxy your IP![/B]
    
    Enlist the services of a good, high quality proxy. One that I have located with many varous plans to meet any budget and only the finest quality (paypal enabled). I prefer pay because u dont want to sacrafice quality when it comes to safety.
    
    
    i). Secure Tunnel- Pay proxy server with plenty of features. Effective for personal use, when your Internet activities are not involved in web site development, mass form submitting, etc. The best solution for most of Internet users. Ultimate protection of privacy - nobody can find out where you are engaged in surfing. Blocks all methods of tracking. Provides an encrypted connection for all forms of web browsing, including http, news, mail, and the especially vulnerable IRC and ICQ. Comes with special totally preconfigured software.
    
    "https://www.secure-tunnel.com/index.cfm?linkID=RM597279&CFID=942832&CFTOKEN=53937046"
    
    ii). Proxy Way Pro - multifunctional anonymous proxy surfing software which you can use together with a wide variety of web applications (web browsers, Instant Messengers, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), etc.) to ensure your anonymity. ProxyWay Pro provides an extended proxy management system that enables you to search for, check proxy (multithreaded proxies checking), analyze, validate proxy servers for speed, anonymity, type (HTTP/HTTPS/SOCKS), geographical location, create proxy chains. Allows update proxy list automatically using scheduler. ProxyWay Pro lets you clear history, block ads and popups, change User-Agent and Referrer fields, block harm code and much more. Also it can be used as a simple local proxy server.
    
    "http://www.proxyway.org/"
    
     
    [B]5. Encrypt your downloads ![/B]
    
    And and all sensitives or legally questionable data should be encrypted (you can never be to safe). Truecrypt is a free encryption service that is tried, tested and true. You can encrypt a file or a whole hard drive/partition. You can encrypt with up to 3 of the worlds top encryption algorithems used by FBI, CIA, etc. You can use them all together in a cascade of protection and even create a hidden file, or emcrypt your operating system. To see more copy and paste the following link: "http://www.truecrypt.org/"
    
    [B]
    Other Advice[/B]
    
    Be AWARE and PROACTIVE. 
    
    When it comes to torrent downloading know the laws of your province/state/country, and know them well. Know how they apply to you and how much sequrity you will need (a hardware encrypter might be neccesairy) . 
    
    
    a) Surf on ssl encrypted websites like isohunt
    
    b) Use a router with a built in firewall
    
    c) Know your network and know your settings, make sure ports are forwarded properly
    
    d) Get a firewall with packet encryption
    
    
    It seems to me that allot of people leech is because uploading comes at a higher risk, take any one of these precations, or all of them and feel secure uploading. Torrents survive on the prospect of sharing, if we fail to do or part to share then we are dooming that system which we love to destruction. I upload at up to 95 kB/s and thats my max. Do your part and do as much as you can, but take these precations first and be a seeder!