Spectrum/TimeWarner email warning


#1

Hello, I’ve been using Tribler for over a year now… maybe even 2 years!
This is the first time I’ve gotten an email warning:

It has been brought to our attention that your Internet service was recently used to improperly copy or share copyrighted content such as music, movies, video or software using Peer-to-Peer or Torrenting software.

Has any Tribler users gotten the same message from Spectrum recently?

We also go to https://solarmovie.sc to stream content. Perhaps that triggered this warning? We haven’t been using any tool to access that site. Just a browser.

Thanks,
SkippyV


#2

Use ipleak.net and/or doileak.com.

You could have a webrtc leak from the browser.( Chrome, firefox have these leaks unless you use a specific entension to block the leak)

go to privacytools.io for better information


#3

I got more information from their Security Operations at charter.com. They directed me to https://ccicopyrightalerts.twcable.com which said that The Last Airbender movie was the cause of the alarm. This movie is on my Tribler share and I use all the defaults for Tribler.
So this alert had nothing to do with streaming movies from a site. Somehow they detected my Tribler share!


#4

Someone in an older thread pointed out that Tribler doesn’t currently protect your metadata, which explains how they’re even able to find out you’re torrenting files.