�Torrent Users – Patch Now or Be Hijacked!

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  • Written on: February 17th, 2007

If you use µTorrent (from BitTorrent, Inc.) to obtain files and media from the Internet, you may be missing an important update that could leave your computer open to a hijacking.

For a little over a week now, “dirty” .torrent files have been circulating on the Internet, secretly worming their way into µTorrent user’s hard drives and exposing their PCs to hijacking attempts. BitTorrent has released an update (to version 1.6.1) but failed to notify any of its users that the update was even available.

µTorrent does not have an automatic updating system, so users must manually upgrade their µTorrent software to protect their computers. This particular vulnerability will circumvent most anti-virus software, making a µTorrent attack a very attractive target for would-be bot network builders.

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