More Torrent Poisoning
We’ve already created an article telling you about the basics of torrent poisoning and how it can affect you when you’re using a piece of software to download files from the internet or from a network. In this article, we’ll give another brief explanation of what it is as well as letting you know some of the other methods that are commonly used by large corporations, so that you know how to avoid it when you’re using Ares. Torrent poisoning is basically the process of making a file harder to download by using certain techniques to make it more difficult for you to either obtain decent download speeds or to find a genuine download for it at all.
This method of poisoning torrents is something that isn’t used very often because of the amount of work it involves for the corporation. It also doesn’t really stop the majority of users who already have a working client installed. This is where a company creates its own piece of software which pretends to download torrent files for you in order to lure you in when in fact it doesn’t work at all. People without knowledge on torrents and file sharing may think that they’re simply unable to obtain a download and thus will just give up on the process entirely and not even attempt anymore. If you have a tool installed such as our Ares download then you won’t be affected as all torrents will handled by this rather than any fake tools you could install. This is one of the biggest reasons why you should only ever install official tools like ours so that you don’t run into problems like spoofing.
This is a method that you might expect companies to do, interdiction simply means that the company will send a huge amount of requests to the seeders of the torrent. By flooding these connections, it makes it very difficult for legit requests to actually get through to the seeders, reducing the speeds that users are able to get and really does make it quite difficult for you depending on how many seeders there are available as well as the strength of the attack itself. No matter which tool you use, you could run into this problem. This is why the P2P network is probably a safer option to go with if you want to guarantee that you’ll be able to enjoy the best speeds. Torrents are something that are still useful these days but are rather outdated now, the network this tool provides is something you really do need to look into.
In conclusion, torrent poisoning is something that you really do need to avoid if you want to be able to download all of the files you want at reasonable speeds. We’ve now discussed 4 different techniques on our blog and unfortunately there is still a lot more to come, you need to know even more about how companies do it to make sure you stay safe. The basic advice that we can give is to always use tools such as our Ares free download and do not install anything that you think may be suspicious, such as small programs that you’ve never heard of. File sharing can be done efficiently and safely if you know what you’re doing, but you may need to do your research before so that you know what to look out for.