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Comcast Email talking about BT activiaty? How is that possible?

#1DARQ MXPosted 11/10/2012 5:20:20 PM
Has anyone gotten one of these emails? I never got one in forever. This is news to me. Comcast said they could disrupt my service because of it. One thing I don't understand is how they knew the file that was possibly downloaded. I did have my wifi open for a while at one point so more could of happened. I thought bt was safe from this because its a multiple peer network that grabs only bits from people not actual files. I just don't see how they can narrow it all down to one person.
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#2ShubPosted 11/10/2012 5:21:38 PM
BT is not safe and your ISP has ways of knowing everything that you do on the Internet.
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#3TimePharaohPosted 11/10/2012 5:22:30 PM
DARQ MX posted...
I thought bt was safe from this because its a multiple peer network that grabs only bits from people not actual files. I just don't see how they can narrow it all down to one person.


lol

o u.
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#4me1122Posted 11/10/2012 5:22:40 PM
If its not encrypted they can see what you are downloading. And they did. Ya done goof'd and now they know.
#5DARQ MX(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2012 5:25:32 PM
yeah I know they can see what ever they want, but the point is, There are so many subscribers to their Internet service that I don't see how they can catch up to everyone as well as say they got a file from you, when your wifi was either open or if anything is obtained off that site when it has multiple people sharing it. In other words they have no rights because there is no proof you were ever sharing a copy of the movie or game.
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#6TimePharaohPosted 11/10/2012 5:27:35 PM
You clearly have no idea how torrents work so I'd suggest you just stop right now.
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#7me1122Posted 11/10/2012 5:28:21 PM
Its legally your job to ensure your wifi network is secured and that no illegal activity is happening on it.
#8_bugs_bunny_Posted 11/10/2012 5:28:30 PM
1. Use uTorrent instead of BT
2. Go into Options, and set Protocol Encryption to "forced"
3. Don't download actual .torrent files, use Magnet links
4. ???
5. Profit
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#9CultCryptikPosted 11/10/2012 5:28:53 PM
just ditch comcast. They're garbage. Any isp is better than comcast
#10me1122Posted 11/10/2012 5:30:30 PM
_bugs_bunny_ posted...
1. Use uTorrent instead of BT
2. Go into Options, and set Protocol Encryption to "forced"
3. Don't download actual .torrent files, use Magnet links
4. ???
5. Profit


No, utorrent recently signed a deal where they can track your activity for the MPAA and RIAA.

qbittorrent is still a decent alternative though.