Somehow, this sounds lika MAFIAA FUD to me; New Scientest has poisoned its "science" with politics before, usually when reporting research about marijuana. Can anyone shed more light on this? Fromn the description they give, it seems you would DoS your own computer before you could bring anyone else's down using this technique."They created modified versions of BitTorrent files, and their own "tracker" a computer, which stores the databases that peers use to find one another on the network. Then, using 25 bogus files, they were able to trick more than 50,000 computers into cooperating within a few hours. "We needed to do some hacking in the BitTorrent code," says Karim El Defrawy, a member of Markopoulou's group. "But anyone with some small programming experience could do this."
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.