Internet abuzz with BitTorrent bypass code

    Date15 Apr 2010
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A block of 86 lines of C# code is creating a buzz online following claims it may make BitTorrent downloads untraceable. The code, sweetly named SeedFucker, is actually an exploit discovered last November that would allow a BitTorent user to fake the IP address of a server from where a file could be downloaded. It could also be used to flood a BitTorrent with dozens of fake peers. The sudden interest in the exploit follows measures in a new UK law, passed last week, where ISPs may be obliged to provide IP addresses to the authorities of files that are said to be infringing copyright.

    Since the Digital Economy Bill passed in a heavily criticised

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