Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

GravityFX

How safe is seeding in uTorrent?

Recommended Posts

Hello, everyone! I was wondering how safe is it to seed in uTorrent ? If one would seed any misc files on uTorrent, does he get cut and sude in the future ? Tell me ins and outs of seeding please!? Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As far as computer security is involved, I haven't heard of bittorrent protocol or clients being vulnarable to hacker attacks. Other p2p networks have been in the past, though.

If you're talking about legal issues, you are at risk if you are using non-legal torrents. It doesn't matter if you are just seeding or downloading. How much risk is a personal perception and is greatly dependant on your country's legislation. Worldwide, a little less than 15,000 people have been sued over p2p use in different networks. It is estimated that the total number of users is in the order of magnitude of 10 million users. Do the math and consult your lawyer ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

keep it legit, legaltorrents.com :P

But yea, µtorrent is secure. Nothing will protect you from the illegality of downloading copywritten, or otherwise protected content on the Interweb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites