If you visit torrent search websites to pirate software, the risk isn't only through the law. Hundreds of websites used to find links to torrent files for downloading pirated content are serving millions of visitors malware every month, new research has discovered.
While there is a current misconception that torrent search websites -- such as the Pirate Bay and KickAss Torrents -- are only used to facilitate piracy, this isn't the case. Torrent files facilitate the download of large files across peer-to-peer networking, and in itself this technology is not illegal and can be highly useful in finding license-free content or sharing large files with one another.
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