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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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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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