Download torrents safely and anonymously
Free movies and series sound like music to your ears. You can rarely watch a movie or series without opening your wallet. With torrents, you can watch all movies and series for nothing, nada, nopes.
Have you ever seen a movie where daredevils discover a house and activate all kinds of booby traps that almost cost them their lives? Torrent sites are also full of booby traps. One-click on the wrong link and your device is infected with malicious software.
Downloading torrents is of course not entirely the intention, but that doesn’t stop many people. With these 4 tips, we help you download torrents safely and anonymously!
Tip 1 | Verified Uploaders
Not all uploaders on torrent sites can be trusted with their blue eyes. Enough downloaders have experienced this. Most popular torrent sites, for example, The Pirate Bay, therefore check their uploaders. Once verified, they will have a checkmark next to their name.
To become a verified uploader on a torrent site you have to prove yourself to the downloaders. The downloaders can eventually indicate that the torrents are trustworthy.
The only downside to this system is that it is never 100% sure that an uploader is reliable. Someone can provide reliable torrents for months and end up offering torrents that are loaded with malware (malicious software). By taking a few small measures you can quickly download torrents safely and anonymously.
Tip 2 | Don’t believe in all fairy tales
We all know the world-famous bite of Snow White in the shiny but poisoned apple. Snow White couldn’t resist sinking her teeth into a perfect red apple. Also on torrent sites you regularly come across offers that you can hardly turn down.
Although the temptation on torrent sites can be great, you have to control yourself. If you see the latest blockbusters or the long-awaited season of your favorite series, chances are it will fall. Criminals are all too happy to prevent you from downloading torrents safely and anonymously.
If the witch in the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel had not covered her house with all kinds of goodies, Hansel and Gretel probably would not have come to the house. Like the witch in Hansel and Gretel and the witch in Snow White, torrent sites lure you with offers that are too good to be true. Therefore, do not believe in all fairy tales. Certainly not the fairy tales of torrent sites.
Tip 3 | Download torrents safely and anonymously with a VPN
If you want to protect yourself on the internet, it is best to use a VPN connection. As soon as you are connected to the VPN, a secure connection is created between you and the internet.
You can compare a VPN connection with a pneumatic tube. You put the mail you want to send in a capsule that you then place in the pipe system. Due to the great pressure or vacuum in the system, the mail is transported to the recipient. When the mail whizzes through the tubes at full speed, no one can open the capsule. That is only possible with the receiver.
When you are connected to a VPN, your internet traffic is sent via a secure connection. No outsider can therefore watch your internet traffic.
It is of course super cool that a VPN can repel cybercriminals, for example, but organizations such as Stichting Brein, a Dutch organization that combats copyright infringement and abuse, can no longer fish for your information.
Tip 4 | Check the URL of the torrent site
The internet is full of copycats from known and unknown torrent sites. The counterfeit websites of torrent sites are so well put together that it is difficult to distinguish them from the real thing. When you accidentally end up on such a website, the ads are your worst enemy. The ads are loaded with malware (malicious software). One-click on an advertisement can therefore cause major problems.
Because you can hardly distinguish the counterfeit websites from the real thing, you have to find another way to fish all the bad apples out of the basket. Fortunately, there is a solution to that! You can view the URL of a website. You can often find out from this whether you want to visit the right website.
A URL is a link to a website that you type into the search bar in the browser. By moving your mouse over the URL you can read the written URL without opening the link. This way you can immediately see whether the URL is the right one and you can also see whether you are accidentally redirected to a download file that may be infected with malware.
Do you want to download torrents safely and anonymously from now on? Then don’t forget to check the URL of the torrent site.
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