Website claims to let people see everything their friends have torrented

 

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A report published in independent.co.uk suggest that there is a new website which claims to be able to show everything you and your friends have torrented.

“I Know What You Download” gathers information from across the internet to find out the things that people have been downloading. And it even provides an easy way for friends to make that information available, too, meaning that you may already have been tricked into exposing your torrenting habits.

The tool works simply by looking up the IP address of the person using it. While torrents might feel secret, unless they are protected they are attached to those same unique IP addresses – meaning that anyone looking to find a download can be identified by others doing so at the same time.

By default, the invasive tool will find your own IP and then show anything it has a record of you downloading.

But it also has a feature intended to allow people to see what their friends are downloading. It includes a feature allows people to send a link that looks like something innocent – such as to Facebook or a news page – which can then be shared with people who will be tricked into clicking on it. Once that happens, the site will log the friends IP and show everything that it has a record of them downloading.

Using the site and particularly the tool for contacting friends is not recommended by us, since it is not clear who the site is run by or what they are doing with the information being collected.

So next time your friend send you a link you must refrain your self from clicking on that, or you know what will happen to you…