A potential vulnerability has been found in µTorrent. This also affects the bittorrent.com official 6.0 client, which is based on the µTorrent code. (Other 'official' releases are the traditional Mainline client, which is not affected.)
µTorrent and BitTorrent 6.0 users are strongly advised to upgrade.
Also, if you use an online feed-reader (such as Google Reader or Bloglines) on UKNova's RSS feed, please make sure you are not sharing your feed with others. The feed URL contains your 'torrent key', which allows anyone to download under your name. If you publish your torrent key you may be putting your account at risk.
Transmission users should avoid updating to version 0.95. There appear to be some big issues where files download constantly without actually downloading properly. If you let it, this can ruin your score!
Update: there have been some unconfirmable reports of similar problems continuing with 0.96 and later, where the bug is supposed to be fixed. If you use these versions please keep an eye on your downloads.
Now that UKNova 2.0 has been up and running stably for a while, we're making a few changes to the Site Rules, mainly to reflect the fact that we no longer need to be quite so concerned about the tracker load.
As a consequence of this, shows that are coming up for DVD release will not be allowed on the tracker from 2 calendar months before the official DVD release date.
Re-seeds are now ok for any show that is no longer on the tracker, provided that all the rules on commercial availability are still met. Please remember that we still prefer Series Re-Packs to individual episode re-seeds - and the original uploader has first claim on re-packs.
We'd also like to stress one rule that some people have been failing to observe:
On the Torrents page, you will see that many shows have this icon after the title. What this means is that the capper has designated this torrent as INTERNAL - in other words, he/she has requested that it not be shared outside of UKNova.
We fully respect the wishes of all our cappers, who work hard to make UKNova what it is. Sadly, a number of cappers have given up their voluntary (and often time-consuming) work for us, because some people refused to respect the INTERNAL tag, and just grabbed the shows from here, and then uploaded them elsewhere.
So just to be clear: if you see this icon on a torrent listing, then it MUST NOT BE UPLOADED TO ANY OTHER SITE . This is part of the site rules, and you agreed to the site rules when you joined UKNova. Anyone caught doing this - and we do catch most people - will have downloads disabled on their account immediately, and without warning.
Yes, we dropped the [beta]. No, that doesn't mean the site is necessarily completely bug-free, so feel free to carry on reporting any problems in the Site Help forum.
The site now has all the features envisaged for the revamp. We're not stopping there: a 2.1 version is in development with some additions, particularly some of the most-missed old site functionality that didn't make it into 2.0.
There are a few new themes you can try (by going to your user page and changing the ‘Theme’ selection): a dark-on-light variant of the standard theme; a lightweight theme aimed at simple devices (less scripting) and smaller screens (less graphics); and mikuuki's very pretty competition entry. More on theming to come!
We hope you'll continue to share and enjoy the best of UK TV and Radio into the new season here at UKN!
Well, it has not been easy, as the standard of entries has been uniformly high, but the results of the UKNova 2.0 Design-A-Logo Competition have finally been decided and are here .
2013-05-26 05:26 BST
2013-05-26 04:26 UTC