As you all probably know, in most countries P2P and BitTorrent downloads are frowned upon. A recent article from TorrentFreak shows that if you do such downloads on a daily basis you should think of an additional safety layer. Safe Internet access, however, cannot be narrowed down to torrent download only. VPN, as an additional security layer, works for you 24/7 even when you only browse the internet. But let’s start with a torrents downloads.
Before we get to the point, we would like to emphasize – as we always do! – that there are dozens of legal ways to accessing content. Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and others for music. Amazon Video, HBO Go, HBO Now, Netflix, Showmax, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Yahoo View for video. What’s more, some of them are free to use and you can easily access them from anywhere in the world with the use of VPN or Smart DNS. Not only such access in many countries is not illegal, but what is even more important it is safe for you and your data! Now that it is clear and out of the way, let’s get to the point.
Torrent downloads… If you rely on this type of access to multimedia content you need to be aware of the consequences. As the majority of files available to download are copyrighted, without safe internet access you may be accused of illegal downloads and as some AT&T clients found out, cut out of the internet completely. Especially that in most countries in the world such activity is regarded as online piracy.
But it is not only P2P & BitTorrent downloads, where safe internet access is important. Every time you go online there are risks involved. You may visit a dangerous website, use unsafe service. You may access the internet through a public WiFi. Possibilities, where online access might get risky, are almost endless. Mostly because people trying to steal your data, money or identity are clever and come up with new ways of getting to you every day. There are however few things you can do to help the situation.
First, use VPN at all times when you go online. It will encrypt all your data and hide your IP address. That means, your ISP will not be able to recognize that you are downloading a file from a torrent network. Nor on any other occasion, when you use public access or send sensitive data online. Those of you using torrents a lot may consider getting VPN for torrenting.
The second thing you should use is a private DNS server. We offer private Smart DNS service. What DNS server does is send your data to a relevant address in the internet. When you use our DNS server, things you browse will remain a lot more private than when you use default DNS services brought to you by your ISP or Google.
Make your internet access safe now, before it will be too late.