New Tracking Service Will Reveal Your DownloadsAdded: Monday, December 19th, 2011
Category: About Torrents > Staying Safe And Secure
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
There’s a new portal out there, Youhavedownloaded.com, which was designed to compile the biggest database of all the content downloaded through BitTorrent networks. It operates according to a basic principle: if you have ever visited this site, it would scan for your IP address and if you’ve downloaded any content on BitTorrent, it would reveal that.
Thus far, over 52 million users and 110,000 torrents, which consist of 2,000,000 individual files, became part of this service’s database. A sample of what Internet users have downloaded is indicated on their main page, like “Spy Kids 4” and show “The Walking Dead”.
The founder of the project, Suren Ter-Saakov, explained to cyber security researcher Brian Krebs that the portal had been launched as a proof-of-concept, which means that Youhavedownloaded.com stops short parsing through dynamic IPs. Despite the fact that the service neither stores nor collects personal identifiable details, Youhavedownloaded.com is still able to provide with a good scare for anyone.
When a user visited the service, he would see a message with his IP address, location and list of content that they’ve recently downloaded. Nevertheless, they can also see a removal request in the right corner of this page, saying that the service only aggregates publicly available data, and therefore doesn’t have to accommodate requests for removal. But since the founder wants to be nice, he offers a “Remove Me!” button over there. This is because Suren Ter-Saakov once received a “remove me!” e-mail from one user who has downloaded pornographic video and was afraid that his parents would know what kind of content he downloaded.
Meanwhile, cyber security researcher Brain Krebs admitted that the website in question only emphasizes an important but often overlooked fact – file-sharing networks became a very common and effortless way to spread malicious software. He reminds all Internet users that regardless of the content you want to download, you have to be always alert for virus attack. Bottom line is to be on the lookout for malicious software and make sure to have an anti-virus started at all times. In other words, everyone has to do their best to protect their own privacy and that of their personal computer. Although this has nothing to do with illegal downloading, it is still about downloading via BitTorrent.
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Monday, December 19th, 2011
|posted by (2011-12-19 12:42:29)|
|Thnx for the share SaM although this service crap its showing me files that iv never EVER downloaded so i aint got anything to worry about anyway!!|
|Thanks for the info sam keep'em coming.|
|i put my downloads straight onto disc or usb if its wwe and half the stuff there saying ive downloaded isnt in my comp so without proof theyve got nothing on me and ive just told the pricks to remove me from there system|
|posted by (2011-12-19 13:51:46)|
|Just looked, they have nothing on me|
|I hope everyone takes into account Dynamic IP's. It is showing downloaded Mythbuster's and I have never downloaded an episode. So crap service IMHO. Could even be a honeypot of sorts to just get people to give their info when the submit the remove me form.|
"I'm a pirate, here's my info. remove me and shhhh, don't tell anyone"
|posted by (2011-12-19 15:30:37)|
|Whats dynamic IPS and is it good or bad and what type of new blocking software do we need for these pricks and how soon do we get it ! ?|
|posted by (2011-12-19 16:09:03)|
|hmmmm did a check its saying i downloade something i havent lol|
|no matter what and still.....|
very unnerving, dude.
Dynamic IP's are DCHP addresses. They are assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) unless you have a static IP address.
So I could go download tons of porn and then restart my router. You restart your router at the same time and you may get my old IP address (provided we are both using the same internet provider.) So then you go to the web site and check and it would say you had just downloaded tons of porn.
That is the whole problem with suing people based on IP addresses. Most people get IP's assigned by their ISP. You may get a letter that you downloaded a movie you never downloaded but some guy using the same ISP did.
|posted by (2011-12-19 17:30:37)|
|i have a question; this scanning your ip only happens if you go to their site right? cause for some reason im thinking its connected to the bit torrent sites.|
They would have to be monitoring BT downloads and associated IP addresses. When you connect to the website they would run a query on the database they built from monitoring BT downloads based on the IP address you are hitting the website from. Just a guess but I think a pretty good one.
|These guys are full of shyte. I used a system that has never ever used any bitorrent clients and it told me allot of this and that was downloaded.|
Another point and remember and think about this?
You use that so called opout?
I looked at it and in their opout terms is a statement that you admit to downloading this crap.
If I was a paranoid individual I would put money down this might be a honey pot put up by the MPAA and or RIAA legal counsel.
See previous in what is mentioned in their opout terms.
So you admit to copyright violations you give them legal evidence to sue you.
Allot of the ip's given for this site run around and allot of it is hidden by the privacy settings from Godaddy web hosting; BUT allot of the addresses go back to the USA..
The domain is listed to xmlshop LLC
Traceroute to YOUHAVEDOWNLOADED.COM
Hop T1 T2 T3 Best Graph IP Hostname Dist TTL Ctry Time
1 1 1 * 0.8 ms
THEPLANET-AS 21.46.5646.static.theplanet.com. 255 US Unix: 19:02:30.959
2 1 1 * 0.8 ms [+0ms]
THEPLANET-AS po101.dsr02.dllstx5.networklayer.com. 0 miles [+0] 254 US Unix: 19:02:30.989
3 1 1 * 0.8 ms [+0ms]
THEPLANET-AS po52.dsr02.dllstx3.networklayer.com. 0 miles [+0] 253 US Unix: 19:02:31. 19
4 0 1 * 0.8 ms [+0ms]
SOFTLAYER ae17.bbr02.eq01.dal03.networklayer.com. 0 miles [+0] 252 US Unix: 19:02:31. 49
5 0 0 * 0.8 ms [+0ms]
SOFTLAYER ae7.bbr01.eq01.dal03.networklayer.com. 0 miles [+0] 252 US Unix: 19:02:31. 86
6 1 46 * 1.0 ms [+0ms]
GBLX ethernet12-1.ar6.dal2.gblx.net. 0 miles [+0] 60 US [Router did not respond]
7 47 53 * 45 ms [+44ms]
GBLX te7-1-10g.ar4.dca3.gblx.net. 0 miles [+0] 248 US Unix: 19:02:31.195
8 * 45 * 45 ms [+0ms]
GBLX [Missing reverse DNS entry] 0 miles [+0] 246 US Unknown: 840db8c2
9 60 46 * 46 ms [+1ms]
GBLX [Missing reverse DNS entry] 0 miles [+0] 246 US Unknown: 840db8df
10 74 48 * 48 ms [+1ms]
[Reached Destination]hosted-by.leaseweb.com. 0 miles [+0] 54 US Unix: 19:02:31.612
Oh I forgot if you don't know how to read the traceroute?
The last IP is theirs... 126.96.36.199
The website is on:
WHOIS - leaseweb.com
Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH
Dates: Created 21-jan-1997 Updated 26-jul-2011 Expires 22-jan-2012
DNS Servers: NS1.LEASEWEB.NL NS4.LEASEWEB.NET NS5.LEASEWEB.NL
I was referred to whois.rrpproxy.net; I'm looking it up there.
; This data is provided by LeaseWeb BV
; for information purposes, and to assist persons obtaining information
; about or related to domain name registration records.
; LeaseWeb BV does not guarantee its accuracy.
; By submitting a WHOIS query, you agree that you will use this data
; only for lawful purposes and that, under no circumstances, you will
; use this data to
; 1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass
; unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via E-mail
; (spam); or
; 2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that apply
; to this WHOIS server.
; These terms may be changed without prior notice.
; By submitting this query, you agree to abide by this policy.
RSP: LeaseWeb BV
owner-organization: LeaseWeb BV
owner-street: Mollerusweg 102
owner-email: [email protected]
admin-organization: LeaseWeb BV
admin-street: Mollerusweg 102
admin-email: [email protected]
tech-organization: Leaseweb B.V.
tech-fname: Luc Simon
tech-street: Mollerusweg 84
tech-zip: 2031 BZ
tech-email: [email protected]
billing-organization: Leaseweb B.V.
billing-fname: Luc Simon
billing-street: Mollerusweg 84
billing-zip: 2031 BZ
billing-email: [email protected]
; Please register your domains at
|Do Not fall for this shit, the want your info, it's a scam...|
|posted by (2011-12-19 20:58:24)|
|AGAIN, its displaying downloads I have not/ would not ever download. FAIL|
|my neighbour uses my connection and thats why i leave mine open as i am deniable lol|
|posted by (2011-12-19 22:33:04)|
|i agree with other people im not going there because i think they will track you and i have vpn so many peoples stuff will probably come up|
|posted by (2011-12-19 22:34:01)|
|need to find another vpn though because they are going to ban me on strong vpn|
|load of shit says ive downloaded stuff i aint and wouldnt download|
|posted by (2011-12-19 23:26:34)|
|After around 8 years downloading it could only tell me I've downladed|
"David Bowie - Best of Bowie"
Would'nt care but I never downloaded that
|Checked it out with my IP address, result 'such and such' a file downloaded. No-one in my house has downloaded this file for sure. It's just a 'fishing' site trawling for Non-existent data, in fact couldn't be fishier! So I think we can all sleep easy! (Unless some people are plain daft enough to follow the site's link to Facebook and be told to pay X amounts of dollars for 'alleged' infringement!)|
So it's two fingers and F * * * O F F to Youhavedownloaded.com!
|hahahahaha this is bullshyte they have nothing on me truely false|
|posted by (2011-12-20 02:55:55)|
|mine is a static ip, and it does show everythng.....|
|i change the last digit of my mac address on my router reboot it, then reboot my modem on a regular basis. it forces an ip change and the old ip goes back into the pool. if someone else then gets that ip and goes to that site, then they'll just be seeing the downloads i made with that ip. I CALL BULLSHYT, they can't do anything with it. BTW, i'm pretty sure the method of forcing an ip change that i mentioned will work with static ip's as well...if anyone wants to confirm or deny that may know for sure|
|posted by (2011-12-20 04:10:02)|
|hey check what he did ,google this- BitTorrent Monitoring Service Appoints Sony, Fox and Universal as Pirates , classic!|
|junk service because have downloaded stuff on my current ip until got infringing notice last month and showed nothing. and the previous three ip addresses that i had showed nothing also. now my seed box ip address, shows a lot, and that is what they are there for.|
|posted by (2011-12-20 06:15:22)|
|Well, I put my IP in and it showed what I HAD downloaded, All TV programs, Bummer as i have a static IP|
|posted by (2011-12-20 06:18:20)|
|But did notice it only picked up the Downloads from here, Didn't get any of mine from EZTV|
|I haven't downloaded anything in a long time using torrents but upload stuff almost every day.|
Does this shyte site track uploads as well or just downloads?
|posted by (2011-12-20 07:51:37)|
|Just so we're all clear... I have never downloaded anything.|
|well they got lucky 2 out of 25 movies was correct , fun little site but the most useless honeypot evar!!! ..nonetheless xD|
btw IF they try tracking me itll be some real fun for them xD
|'Youhavedownloaded.com' ARE JUST TOTAL P R I C K A R S E S!|
|...Thx 4 NFO,Sam..appreci,,,ever try 2 catch a mouse..&..u think u got it ;then off the mouse scrambles elsewhere...lol|
Merry Xmas 2 All...let's b "safe"..Ta,Ta..
|I have a static IP address and it shows NOTHING!|
Some posters are posting COMPLETE BULLSHIT. Just be SURE that you use PEERGUARDIAN 2 when you do P2P downloads and 'Youhavedownloaded.com' can find out TOTALLY NOTHING about your downloads.
You can download PeerGuardian 2 at filehippo.com/download_peerguardian if the Phoenix labs website is under maintenance, or at download.chip.eu/en/Peer-Guardian-2-2.0-Beta-6b_531367.html
Just be sure to start the PeerGuardian 2 program before you start your bit torrent (eg utorrent) program.
'Youhavedownloaded.com' is just a very corrupt site to scare IDIOTS! Real people have NOTHING to worry about!
|it doesn't really matter since most people on the net have statidc IP addresses not dynamic.|
that means they uzse more than one IP address.
a static IP address is a permanent address, and normal people don't have them.
so, it means, that for example my ISP i have about 5 IP addresses that cycle through my usage over time, and that means other people have the same IP addresses i have had.
i went to one of those site, and it said i downloaded conan the barbarian and some other crap.
i know its not true, it was another customer withi my ISP that also uses the same IP address once in a while.
they have to get more specific about what, and when, because they can not just say they have your IP address and that you downloaded something, that is a false accusation and based on a very poor knowledge of how the internet and ISPs operate.
it could never stand up in court even if it got that far.
its probably just a plow for a scare tactic to trick people or scaring them since most don't even know the difference between dynamic and static addresses, and even how many different IP addresses the average persons internet provider gives them per week or month, etc.
|you have a static IP address? wow!|
maybe you have dynamic and its only between two addresses and you haven't noticed the other yet.
most people do not have static IP addresses.
and if you do have a static IP addres, then its a fixed address and only points to you.
peer guardian only helps to prevent the sites in the list from seeing you, and most likely there are others not in that list, so don't count on peerguardian to stop that.
|thanks fusseltier,to all em noobs that believe theyre safe behind peerblock aka peerguardian 2 ..lolz xD, btw i got it too out of love for apps that make you feel "safe" btw peerblock 2 is in development its fun just to see how many ip's it blocks xD, one word ...dont rely on that alone ok as soon as you download a torrent your ip isnt blocked from the person putting that file out for download they can see you crystal clear!!!|
here try this and come back and make the same statement once more i dare you:
checkmytorrentip.com/ just add the http:// since posting wont allow it for some reason -.-'
only "safe" way to go bout it is to use a paid vpn as said ,one without logging ,with openvpn and 128-bit SSL encryption at the least, and not in your own country nor the USA....no way around it , peace
|I wish I had of read this a while back;|
I would had said why worry stay with 1
Everything one would need is with Extatorrent.com
Just use Extratorrent.com
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