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How to download torrents anonymously

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dgfalk, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    I have a few TV shows that I like to watch so I download the episodes using Bitcomet and thepiratebay. Well today i get a letter in the mail from My ISP saying I got caught downloading an episode of True Blood. They say its my frist written warming, second time it happens will result in permanent termination of my internet.

    What is the best way to download these torrents without getting caught? Private proxy or something?
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    nope, private proxy is not good for this purpose
    you'll need a VPN service, something like TPB already has:
    Code:
    https://www.ipredator.se/?lang=en
     
  3. 0chan

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    I have heard of a new and free anonymizer for torrents - MUTE file sharing.
    Why don't you give it a try. As it is free there is nothing to loose and another suggestion is that why don't you try direct downloads over torrents there are plenty of sites providing TV shows with all most all file sharing sites.
     
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    no VPN could possibly hide what you are doing from your ISP
     
  5. clickobey

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    Get a vpn and a seedbox. It might not be perfect but it should be fine for what you are doing in my opinion.
     
  6. The Scarlet Pimp

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    you can direct-download with frostwire.

    and it would be wise to switch isp, now!
     
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  7. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Direct Downloads?? I havnt heard of these before, are they the new thing/better than torrents? Ive just been using torrents for many years now and never had a problem so I just stuck with them.
     
  8. HoNeYBiRD

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    yea, you can download torrent files with gnutella clients like limewire, frostwire, but your ISP still knows what you download, it doesn't really matter, if you use your torrent client or another p2p client
    ISPs can monitor direct downloads as well if it's not encrypted

    other solutions besides VPN:
    1. private/pay FTP with 128-256 bit SSL encryption
    2. usenext and such (256 bit SSL encryption)

    if you want to stick with your ISP and torrents, then VPN is the only solution atm
     
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  9. 0chan

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    There are numerous sites that provide downloads with file sharing sites. check pm for details.
     
  10. dgfalk

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    I kinda forgot about this thread and have just now had time to look into it again. After reading everyones replies I dont think I explained myself right. I was reading my letter again from my ISP and it sounds like they pretty much dont care what I dont on the internet, but I was caught by "BayTSP" and under some law my ISP has to respond to their complains. So basically the torrent I was downloading was being tracked by this company. Heres a part of the letter:

    "PLease be advised that ********(my ISP) received the attached notification of copyright infringement from the BayTSP on 08/03/10. The alleged infringement appears to have occured through an internet address assigned to your account"

    How do I hid my tracks from these bastards? Its not my ISP I need to worry about.
     
  11. raidel21

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    Get PeerBlock 1.01 ..., if needed , change windows IP through VPN.
     
  12. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Thanks ill give peerblock a try. Looks like it should do what I need
     
  13. gastro3

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    wow. This never happens here in Finland
     
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    I've received 5 of these notices in Canada.
    I doubt anything severe will happen, theyre mostly just warnings.
    They can't really do anything yet.
     
  15. HoNeYBiRD

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    well then, you're luckier than the internet users in France
    Code:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8436745.stm
    "Illegal downloaders will be sent a warning e-mail, then a letter if they continue, and finally must appear before a judge if they offend again. The judge can impose a fine, or suspend their access to the internet"
     
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    How do you protect yourself from corrupted files and does that possibility increase with these anonymous methods?
     
  17. dgfalk

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    This is the 4th one ive gotten in like 6 years, al with different ISP.
    My ISP told me this this if my first warning. Second offense they suspend my account for a certain amount of days. Third offense is permanemt termination of my account. So basically nothing serious except Id have to get a new provider which would suck cause I have the best is town right now.
     
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    No, I use to run PeerBlock, or should I say its originator PeerGuardian. Never received a nasty letter. I should say I never used torrents that much for movies but for others, well. Just easier to go with a NetFlix account and I do enjoy Blu-ray.
     
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    you should see the places that get blocked with peer guardian! lotta mean people looking for you out there!

    for real...
     
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    I have had two of these over the years, but none since I started using IP filters (PeerGuardian, now PeerBlock, etc.) It's fun to watch all the crazy places that get blocked :eek:mfg: