Friday, September 03, 2010

P2P also invites data thieves to spy on your hard drive

Now today AOL has a warning article “Are you inviting criminals into your home?” link here. This article concerns the risks of P2P computing, often for sharing music and video, where others are allowed to access your hard drive directly (although there is plenty of web based malware that might do that).

The Today show cited a study where 150000 tax returns and over 600000 credit reports could be found on personal hard drives.

It would be interesting to study whether the level of P2P participation, function as a “super node” (which EFF says attracted RIAA lawsuits in the past) could invite more criminal activity.

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