Download BitThief 0.5 for Mac from our software library for free. The actual developer of this free software for Mac is Patrick Moor. The software lies within Internet & Network Tools, more precisely Download Managers. This program's bundle is identified as ws.moor.bt.BitThief.
This Mac download was checked by our antivirus and was rated as malware free. The following versions: 0.5 and 0.4 are the most frequently downloaded ones by the program users. The size of the latest installation package available for download is 1.8 MB.
From the developer:
BitThief is an ongoing research project of the Distributed Computing Group at ETH Zurich. In this project we study selfish behavior in distributed systems, and in particular in peer-to-peer filesharing systems. The lack of incentives to contribute resources potentially results in a total collapse of a peer-to-peer system, implying that it is essential for a completely decentralized system to incorporate protocols that ensure a fair sharing of resources. BitThief is a free riding BitTorrent client, that is, it downloads from BitTorrent swarms without contributing any resources itself. As such it proved that the BitTorrent protocol fails to prevent uncooperative behavior as it does not provide any countermeasures against free riding clients.
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