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I use unique email addresses for each online account I sign-up for and recently I started receiving spam emails to the address used for my bittorrent.com account only. Has there been a security breach and was public notification of this breach given? If not, how could it be explained that this email address is now being spammed if it was not used elsewhere?
Im in the process of trying to anonymize myself using torrents for various reasons. Mainly I dont want my IP address detected. while a VPN is preferred to this method, I thought that using a SOCKS5 (preferrably) or even socks4(doesnt support udp though) proxy -- and there are various free proxy servers available, even if speed isnt comparable to paid companies, I could make a huge savings and still get the anonymity I'm looking for through these methods. Does country matter though? Will I get higher speed with a proxy from the US since I live in the US than I would with one from Russia or China (more widely available free socks5 proxies, with better reported speed than the few in the US)? and I've been using IPmagnet to check, and currently using a mid-speed free US socks5 proxy, a different IP address did show (a 50.xx.xx.xx instead of my actual 70.xx.xx.xx ip), while my actual IP did show using another, non-protected torrent client -- This means it's working right? or is it possible for another program to come up with a different IP that otherwise is still linked to me? as long as I get anonymity and decent speed (my internet only goes up to 1.7-1.9Megabytes a second tops, and thats when Im using it alone, usually its around 700-950kb/s to 1.5mb/s top speed) then I could satisfactorily use one of these free anonymous proxies instead of paying for a VPN... in fact, if the above is true AND it doesnt matter which country I choose, I could easily come up with at least a dozen free, highly anonymous proxy servers from China or Russia, and have no need to ever bother paying for privacy through a VPN, as I ONLY care to anonymize my IP for torrents -- I've never been throttled by time warner for downloading, and I've downloaded dozens... my only concern is being protected in the swarm...
Could not find info on these plans, but considering to be necessary to introduce additional PIN code security of mobile applications. For sure, it would not help to protect devices, which do not get PIN set, but, if device is stolen, somebody can get plain access to files synched from other devices. As an options, yet do not know, whether this is acievable: - encrypt stored files on mobile apps.
More and more of the downloads in the Texts section of on my favorite public domain site, archive.org, are only available as EXE files. I understand many of these have been created by torrent2exe, which makes downloading easier for those without BitTorrent installed. I am cautious about downloading and running EXE files, because of the possible risks of malware and virus. How do others view these risks? I have BitTorrent Plus installed. Does this provide me any protection? Thanks