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Torrent Seeding Explained

 

Torrent file sharing is one of the best thing ever to be made, it made sharing files of that are in the Gigabytes range effortless. One of the best features it has is its resume capabilities, this means should you lose internet connection for a moment or day (God forbid) it will resume on the progress it already made. I know you have the same questions that I have, if gravity stops things from falling into space but what’s stopping earth to float away, just kidding, I know the answer but how does torrent do this, traditionally you would download a file from one source/server, but torrent makes it possible you to download from multiple sources, using Peer to Peer technology (P2P).

Seeding

Seeding: after you’ve finished your download to help distribute it (you distribute the file while downloading, but it’s even more helpful if you continue to distribute the full file even after you have finished downloading). Chances are that most of the data you got was from seeds, the client will continue seeding until the torrent is removed (right-click the torrent, then hit Remove). Proper practice is to seed until the ratio of upload:download is at least 1.00. Remember it’s all up to you whether you want to seed or not, but your download was made faster by someone who seeded, how about we return the favor right. And this means that when a file has no seeds, two lifetimes won’t even matter, you cannot download that file.

So, to answer the question you are not asking because you don’t want to offend anybody, Seeding does not harm your computer.

Leeching

As they are referred to in torrenting terms, leechers, are those who are downloading and uploading at the same time.

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)

Distributed Denial of Service (DDos)

It is a destructive attack  make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. It is generally used to target a variety of important resources, ranging from banks, newspaper websites up to personal blogs. This attack is sorely based on breaking access to online information or services between businesses and clients. Many times companies/victims bounce back by putting their servers back online but at that time the damage in costs as a result of down time has been already done.

DDos Tools

  1. Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) –  LOIC Download here
  2. R-U-Dead-Yet – Download Rudy Here
  3. Tor’s Hammer – Tor’s Hammer Download here
  4. DDOSIM—Layer 7 DDOS Simulator – Download DDOSIM here
  5. XOIC – Download XOIC here
  6. HULK (HTTP Unbearable Load King) – Download HULK here
  7.  PyLoris – Download PyLoris
  8. GoldenEye HTTP Denial Of Service Tool – Download Golden eye here
  9. DAVOSET – Download DAVOSET here
  10. OWASP – Download OWASP here

Cautionary Measures 

  1. Block/Blacklist rapidly repeating IP’S
  2. Create multiple layers

Create a Password for your USB

BitLocker is a full disk encryption feature that comes free with Windows operating systems, it is designed to help protect your data in all your drives. From USB’s to local disks, and if you have partitioned your drives, the new volume drive too.

However it should be noted that I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE IT ON YOUR MP3 PLAYER OR ANY OTHER MUSIC ONLY PLAYING DEVICES (I tried it on my MP3 player and on my way to school I wanted to play music, it was all encrypted, I had to decrypt it first but the files were intact. So let’s get started.

  1. Click the start button and then search “BitLocker Drive Encryption” This is the shorter way, you can still find it if you go to control panel. Double click on it1 Search bit.png
  2. All you drives will show here, make sure your USB is plugged in before opening the program, now choose the drive you want to encrypt. I have chosen drive “G:”2 choose drive to encrypt.png
  3. The next screen will prompt you to choose unlock method, for now lets choose password, and type in that password (Remember that Password Yo will use it to unlock your drive every time).3 select password.png
  4. On the next screen I would suggest you save that recovery key as a text file, and store it somewhere not on that drive. You will use it some day when you forgot your password to recover that password.4 choose recover key method.png
  5. Choose a folder to save your recover key5 save recovery.png
  6. This is what your recovery key looks like, but yours will be different.6 recovery key.png
  7. Next screen click on start Encryption, you might want to move all your files in your USB to your computer before encryption because it will lessen the encryption time, and move them back when you are done with encryption. But if you are encrypting you local disk, grab  pop corns cause you will be there for a while 🙂7 start encryption.png
  8. After the encryption has finished, this is what you will see the next time you try accessing files on that USB. Depending on your trust issues you can check the block where it says” Automatically unlock drive on this computer” then only that computer will not require password to unlock it, other computers will have to get in line for the password.8 enter password to open drive.png

 

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How to download movies/series/games/books using Torrent

  1. First step, downloading and installing utorrent. This software is for free (freeware) if you are requested to pay registration fees it is a scam, this will depend on whether you downloaded it from its developers website or not. Download the software here Download uTorrent this link leads to the developers website.
  2. After the download has completed, double-click on the software to begin installation. Note the software should have the same color and icon as the one shown on the image below.manual31
  3. When the install wizard (Dumbledore) pop ups, you wanna keep clicking next leaving everything checked except for downloading BitTorrent, that is another story for another day.install2.png
  4. Once installation is complete you should see this home page, there are no torrents been downloaded currently. To add torrents there are two ways. I will start with the new and quicker way using a magnetic link.torrent-homepage.png
  5. Many popular websites have a magnetic link download. A magnetic link is found under or next to a file you want to download, and guess what the icon looks like, yup, a magnet. You click on the red magnet icon and it launches utorrrent automatically.  Click on download manual1.png
  6. After clicking on download, the following pop up shows, click on the magnet to add using magnetic link.magnet1.png
  7. The website will ask for your permission to carry out the behind the curtain stuff like launching utorrent, click on launch applicationmagnet2.png
  8. After that, the last thing you need to grant permission for, is confirming which files you want to download (green box), i.e, covers for movies, subtitles and the actual video, you can uncheck stuff you do not want to download. Choose a download folder, the blue box, default is your “Downloads” folder. And click on the red box to start download.manual5.png
  9. You can track the progress of your downloads here.manual6
  10. Now adding torrents manually for websites that do not have a magnetic link. First go to your home in torrent, do not panic there is no button for home, just launch the software. Next go to your website/file you want to download. Click on download magnet2aaaa.png
  11. The following file will be downloaded in your downloads or wherever you set your default download folder to be.manual2.png
  12. Now go to your utorrent, click on the “+” or if you hover over it, it will tell you add torrent.manual31.png
  13. The following window will pop up, click on the file in your downloads or wherever it is downloaded and also click open in the red box.manual4.png
  14. From here you can follow steps 9-10. Enjoy!

How to download series/movies using IDM

  1. First and foremost download IDM Internet Download Manageridm-1.png
  2. After the download has completed, install IDM on your computer. And then restart your browser, immediately you browser will ask you to install extensions, depending on who you are there will be a list, IDM and Adobe extensions, just install IDM you will get back to the other ones later on.

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    IDM install wizard
  3. Now go to  your favorite series/movies host. Click on the episode or movie you want to download. Press play for IDM to launch, after that there will be a blue IDM pop up on the top right corner of the video , click on it to begin download. My favorite websites are dayt.se and kisscartoon.me. If you are downloading movies from dayt.se, you will need to press at the corner of the video to get part two or three of that movie and then again click on the blue IDM pop up after pressing play

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    Kiss cartoon regular show

How to download YouTube Mp4 High qaulity

As in my previous post we will also be using IDM to download videos. First you need to download and install IDM. Here is the link Internet Download Manager

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After you have installed IDM on your computer and your browser. Open your YouTube video. Go to the address bar and copy the link. Unlike the previous post, do not click on the Download this videos pop up on the corner because IDM will download low quality .flv file that is currently being displayed, sometimes these .flv files do not have audio.

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After copying the link, go to your google search engine and search for keepvid, or you can type in the address in the address bar in a new tab, savefrom.net. There are a lot of these YouTube converting websites, I trust savefrom.net; keepvid.com; clipconverter.cc but choose whichever one you like.

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If you are using “savefrom.net” paste your video link in the green box and click on the arrow to the far right. After your video has loaded click on the red box to view a drop down of all the available pixels available, my guess is you want high quality click on 1080p or 720p if available.