Without protection, your IP is showing in the tracker as one of the peers downloading or uploading the file.
Any entity that wants to see your activity will do it easily, they just have to monitor the tracker.
That’s why it’s very important to download torrents without having your IP address in those trackers.
How can I download without being tracked?
Use bit torrent anonymously
- Sign up to a no-logging VPN service. Check out ‘What is the Best VPN Service?
- Download and install TorBrowser onto your device.
- Set up a Torrent file somewhere on your computer to store anything you download.
- Download and install a torrent client to enable you to download.
What happens if you get caught Torrenting?
Illegal downloading can also constitute a criminal offence if the downloader distributes the material. Infringement of piracy and bootlegging laws can lead to hefty fines and even imprisonment if someone is caught making copies for the purpose of selling or hiring them to others.
How do you not get caught Torrenting?
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How does your ISP know you are Torrenting?
Your ISP Sees That You’re Using BitTorrent, and Might Throttle Your Connection. In general, ISPs these days aren’t so interested in what you’re downloading. They leave that to the folks being stolen from. As such, many ISPs will throttle your connection—that is, slow it down—if they see you’re using BitTorrent.