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    • Bommuraj Paramaraj

      Important Security Advisory   06/07/2016

      On June 6th, 2016, BitTorrent was made aware of a security issue involving the vendor which powers our forums.
      The vulnerability appears to have been through one of the vendor’s other clients, however it allowed attackers to access some information on other accounts. As a result, attackers were able to download a list of our forum users. We are investigating further to learn if any other information was accessed.Our vendor has made backend changes so that the hashes in the file do not appear to be a usable attack vector. As a precaution, we are advising our users to change their passwords. While the passwords may not be used as a vector on the forums, those hashed passwords should be considered compromised. Anyone using the same password for forums as well as other places is strongly advised to update their passwords and/or practice good personal security practices.


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  1. all of them? You're saying that EVERY TORRENT in this world have a problem?
  2. Yes, i uninstalled Kaspersky, reinstalled Torrent and redownload the file - still the same issue.
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  4. I've got problem with my files that i download with my torrents - i can't open them. There is always that error. "a required privilege is not held by the client" That pop-up started showing up when i downloaded my AV, but I've got this problem only with files that i get from torrent. I have Windows 8.1 Torrent version 3.5 (build 43580)