Using Torrents And Why You Should Be Careful
Torrents are just one way of getting files spread from one computer to another. What is nice about the technology is that instead of the files being on a server where there are limited connections, the torrent will break the file into pieces which is shared from all the computers it is on to everyone else. It’s more efficient than other forms of downloading since so many connections can be made at once making it the most efficient way of sharing files on your computer with others.
While many people associate torrents with illegal downloads, it’s actually just a technology. That would be like saying that YouTube is illegal because there are songs that break copyright on YouTube. Torrents are just technology. What you do with it makes it illegal or legal. It’s up to you to make sure you do try to use technologies legally and ethically.
What software opens a torrent file?
You will need a 1337x application. Popular ones are BitTorrent, UTorrent, and Azureus. The torrent file will just help you connect to the other people with the files that you are looking for so that everyone can be downloading and uploading together.
What to watch out for when using torrents?
There are two areas that you should be concerned about. First of all, don’t download illegal content because it can get you into trouble. Most of what is shared on torrent sites is typically illegal. Be sure the software, music, or whatever it is, is free to distribute. There are torrents that are legal to use.
The second is that many torrents are fake torrents. This means that they will claim to be one thing but in reality will be a virus or malware. These can destroy your computer. Be sure to read reviews of that specific torrent to verify that it’s a real one and not fake.