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File Sharing with Opera Unite

by Barbara J. Feldman February 24, 2010

Ever needed to share large files with friends and family? Many sites, such Dropbox offer free space on their servers, but the Opera browser offers a different approach that keeps the files on your own computer yet enables sharing. The feature is called Opera Unite, and the behind-the-scenes magic will stream shared content such as […]

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Tips to Avoid File Sharing Risks (On P2P Networks)

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2008

There are plenty of risks for file sharing over peer to peer networks, and the best way to avoid those risks are to not use peer to peer networks or share files. However, this is not a real option for many, so the following are some tips for things you can do to avoid many […]

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Spyware Risks of File Sharing Over P2P Networks

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2008

When you use a peer to peer network for file sharing you put yourself at risk of many things. Unfortunately there are risks with any Internet use, and peer to peer networks only have heightened risk due to the number of users, and the content being shared, as well as the general inexperience of file […]

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Security Risks of Peer to Peer File Sharing

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2008

Users of peer to peer file-sharing systems face many of the same security risks as other Internet users. However, file sharing adds an extra dimension to these concerns due to the quantity and frequency of files traded, and the relatively unsophisticated user base. This is not to insult anyone, but most people trading files on […]

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Peer to Peer Networks: Protect Yourself From File Sharing Risks

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2008

If you want to protect yourself from the risks of file sharing over peer to peer networks there are two things you need to do: 1.Know what the risks are. 2.Know how to protect yourself against each risk individually So, let’s discuss these two things: What the risk is: malicious code. Attackers will take advantage […]

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Need To Know: Peer to Peer File Sharing Risks

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2008

There are a lot of benefits to being able to file share over peer to peer networks, but there are some inherent problems that come with peer to peer networks that results in risks to file sharers. Let’s take a look at some of the problems with peer to peer networks: There is no way […]

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