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Privacy Risks of File-Sharing Over Peer to Peer Networks

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2008

One of the biggest risks of peer to peer network file sharing is the privacy risks it imposes. Peer-to-peer file-sharing systems are powerful tools for sharing information with millions of other people around the world, but the more people you share with, the higher the risk of invasion of privacy. If you install file sharing […]

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Legal Risks of File Sharing Over P2P Networks

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2008

Legal risks are a real concern of peer to peer file sharing. Most people who file share do not even consider the legal side. They know they run the risk of getting viruses, or spyware, or malware, but they forget about the legal side of downloads and sharing. So, let’s take a look at the […]

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Key Concerns of Peer to Peer File Sharing

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2008

There are a lot of computer programs out there that allow for peer-to-peer file-sharing. Each of these systems – like the popular Kazaa, Morpheus, or Grokster applications – are easy to use, and provide great fun. However, if you choose to install and use these powerful tools you need to be aware of the potentially […]

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Best Line of Defense Re: File Sharing on P2P Networks

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2008

There are some big risks that come with file sharing over peer to peer networks. So, what is the best line of defense against these risks? Well, the first is knowing what they are, and the second is knowing how to avoid them. What risks does file-sharing over peer to peer networks impose? •Damage to […]

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Common Risks of File Sharing on Peer to Peer Networks

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2008

Sharing files over peer to peer networks has many risks. Let’s take a look at the more common ones: Malware and Spyware: Some file-sharing software comes bundled with malware such as spyware, viruses, adware, or otherwise privacy-invasive software. Usually you are not aware of this, but the problem is that sometimes this unwanted software remains […]

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What is Spyware and Why Do You Need It?

by Barbara J. Feldman June 29, 2007

Spyware is software that tracks computer use. This technology can be used intentionally or unintentionally and it can be used for good or for bad. Most notably it is used for bad, in which case it is sometimes called “malware”. However, this title has not really caught on and “spyware”, even if the user agrees […]

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