BitTorrent rejects accusations that Sync vulnerable




BitTorrent claims that its Sync application still the safest synchronization software on the market after a group of hackers claimed to have discovered a number of potential security flaws in the implementation of Sync. According BitTorrent cut claims no wood.

Some hackers published a list of own words vulnerabilities in the Sync application BitTorrent. The Sync software is not yet offered by the developers as open source. Sync would be further example, in September viewed by Tweakers via directory hashes information about the network addresses of its clients which attackers could proceed targeted leak. The hackers also claim that they have found any bugs in Sync Apps and doubts expressed about the mechanism Sync uses to share files and folders: This is modified by BitTorrent after several releases and this aroused suspicion on.

According to BitTorrent the allegations are incorrect. For example, the company states that the directory specified hashes are intended to recognize that share the same folder. Sync other clients Would be no “secret” data in the hashes are recorded. The key exchange via links would be safe, while a would only used by BitTorrent tracker-hosted server to convert connections between peers on. A potentially successful attack on this tracker server would therefore have no influence on the security of Sync.

BitTorrent states that the points of the hackers mentioned are not conducted in a professional manner, though the company says reports of possible safety problems welcome. The Sync software would be further subject to regular audits by third parties. BitTorrent has attached thereto a document from the security firm iSECpartners stating that the code of BitTorrent Sync 1.4 implemented in a manner that complies with generally accepted guidelines in the field of cryptography. Is Yet it remains unclear whether BitTorrent will publish the source code of Sync, something that some users of the software at the insistence and which was previously hinted by the developer.

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