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      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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dawson128

Swarm vs Connected

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Hello!
Newbie here so sorry if this is a dumb question. I did a search but couldn't find the answer I'm looking for. So my question is, why is it that in my client, there is a different number for peers and seeds? For example for seeds there are 102 in swarm and for peers there are 9 in swarm. How does this number differ from "connected" and how is it possible that the number connected is greater than the number that are in the swarm?

From wiki: Bittorent may sometimes display a swarm number that has no relation to the number of seeds and peers you are connected to or who are available. E.g. it may show 5 out of 10 connected peers, 20 out of 100 connected seeds, and a swarm of 3.

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