How to Protect Your BitTorrent Client From This Potential Hack [source: lifehacker]
Still using BitTorrent to exclusively download legally acquired content like operating system images or files you want to share privately with friends? If so, you might want to double-check your security settings to protect yourself from what researchers at Google’s Project Zero are calling a “low complexity hack” affecting Transmission and other popular BitTorrent clients. The flaw could leave your computer vulnerable to control by malicious hackers, but you can protect yourself by following a few steps until official fixes are in place.
While Project Zero only disclosed the flaw in Transmission after providing a fix, other BitTorrent clients might face similar security issues according to this tweet from Ormandy discussing the flaw present in unspecified BitTorrent clients.
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