Safe old torrent client?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Jose_Lisbon, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. Jose_Lisbon

    Jose_Lisbon Registered Member

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    Hi.

    I usually download torrents from a private tracker that doesn't allow Utorrent versions more recent that 1.8.3
    Secunia tells me that that version is patched, but at Utorrent forums they say there are security holes with the older versions.

    Can anyone one enlighten me on this.

    Regards.
     
  2. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

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    Eh, I'd stay away from private trackers period, but that's not the topic :D I use the current version of uTorrent and Peerblock myself and I've had no issues. Banning a client, as far as P2P, almost always has more to do with leeching than security. If uTorrent was that vulnerable to either spying or exploiting, no one would use it. P2P users are a paranoid bunch as it is. You could try Tixati or Deluge, both are well regarded. Tixati, for me, never could get DHT working properly, and Deluge had a lot of crashes and connection issues as well. Your mileage may vary.

    Outside of those three, Vuze is about the only other one I'd touch, and that one is a bit too "corporate" for my tastes. What I mean is all the services that come with it, the store and all that.
     
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    Really Leeching and p2p Talks in wilder :mad:

    and what is a Private tracker o_O
     
  4. Jose_Lisbon

    Jose_Lisbon Registered Member

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    I know about Vuze, but I'd like to keep using Utorrent.
    I just want to make sure that the older versions of Utorrent are safe.
     
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    thanks
     
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