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qBittorent Privacy Focused Guideline

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:26 pm
by kamranalikhan
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.

Thank You

Re: qBittorent Privacy Focused Guideline

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:34 am
by Peter
Privacy as in... ?
Like what do you mean?

Do you want to hide your IP address?

Re: qBittorent Privacy Focused Guideline

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:36 am
by bmn
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: ... 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)