qBittorent Privacy Focused Guideline

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kamranalikhan
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qBittorent Privacy Focused Guideline

Post by kamranalikhan » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:26 pm

Hey everyone,
I would like some guidelines improve my security, privacy and anonymity through the in-app configurations of qBittorent client. I am not a very technical person, but I care about my privacy. I was hoping if privacy focused configuration and tips are suggested to me. On the plus side, if the cons of those settings could also be mentioned, that would be a bonus. I am still trying to learn my way around computers and internet.

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Re: qBittorent Privacy Focused Guideline

Post by Peter » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:34 am

Privacy as in... ?
Like what do you mean?

Do you want to hide your IP address?

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Re: qBittorent Privacy Focused Guideline

Post by bmn » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:36 am

Well, it is really too broad topic and it applies to bittorrent protocol in general, so you can read any non client specific privacy guideline thoroughly and then ask how to implement a specific counter-measure. Remember, when bittorrent protocol was designed nobody cared about privacy at all.

There is a single document on privacy-enhanced mode in qB:
https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorr ... ymous-Mode

I could add a few more privacy policies, rather broad and strict for the reasons I highlighted above:
  • Transfer private torrents only. Yes, avoid using DHT and PeX. (It is possible to turn them off completely in the Settings)
  • Use HTTPS trackers only. (Not possible to implement in qB)

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