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Symantec Develops System to Protect Users Against Malicious BitTorrent Files

16
Jan
2014

As many BitTorrent users already know, torrent files can often hide malware or other shady applications. Symantec has filed a patent application for a system thats capable of identifying fake and malicious torrents.

According to TorrentFreak, the application was filed last week. In it, Symantec highlights the fact that the BitTorrent protocol has become highly popular among cybercriminals as a channel for the distribution of malicious software.

The system is ba…

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