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Windows 7: Limewire Shut Down

26 Oct 2010   #11
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackzero View Post
I've never used Limewire so I don't feel anything regarding it got shut down.

But I'd feel something should Torrent sites meet the same fate. xD
Shhhh, you never know who's listening

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26 Oct 2010   #12
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
If you know what you're doing, you shouldn't be getting infected at all. I know there's keyloggers among other things hidden deep in stuff but still, you should know what you're doing before you torrent stuff

(Not saying I do or don't, but if I do, you'll never be able to prove it)




(No I dont)

(or do I?)

(No)
Oh goody, I get to post my lecture! Call it torrents, call it P2P or by its service name. Doesn't matter.

<Start lecture>
P2P programs form a direct conduit on to your computer. They have always been a target of malware writers and are increasingly so of late. P2P security measures are easily circumvented and if your P2P program is not configured correctly, you may be sharing more files than you realize. There have been cases where people's passwords, address books and other personal, private, and financial details have been exposed to the file sharing network by a badly configured program.

With P2P file sharing, what means do you have of identifying or authenticating the source of the download? In addition, a file can be distributed among many hosts, and peers will provide for download the sections that they have already downloaded. This results in the distinct possibility of a distribution method in which malicious bits are mixed with with good files.

</End lecture>
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26 Oct 2010   #13
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
If you know what you're doing, you shouldn't be getting infected at all. I know there's keyloggers among other things hidden deep in stuff but still, you should know what you're doing before you torrent stuff

(Not saying I do or don't, but if I do, you'll never be able to prove it)




(No I dont)

(or do I?)

(No)
Oh goody, I get to post my lecture! Call it torrents, call it P2P or by its service name. Doesn't matter.

<Start lecture>
P2P programs form a direct conduit on to your computer. They have always been a target of malware writers and are increasingly so of late. P2P security measures are easily circumvented and if your P2P program is not configured correctly, you may be sharing more files than you realize. There have been cases where people's passwords, address books and other personal, private, and financial details have been exposed to the file sharing network by a badly configured program.

With P2P file sharing, what means do you have of identifying or authenticating the source of the download? In addition, a file can be distributed among many hosts, and peers will provide for download the sections that they have already downloaded. This results in the distinct possibility of a distribution method in which malicious bits are mixed with with good files.

</End lecture>

+ 1
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26 Oct 2010   #14
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
If you know what you're doing, you shouldn't be getting infected at all. I know there's keyloggers among other things hidden deep in stuff but still, you should know what you're doing before you torrent stuff

(Not saying I do or don't, but if I do, you'll never be able to prove it)




(No I dont)

(or do I?)

(No)
i agree with this comment 100%
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27 Oct 2010   #15
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Oh goody, I get to post my lecture! Call it torrents, call it P2P or by its service name. Doesn't matter.

<Start lecture>
P2P programs form a direct conduit on to your computer. They have always been a target of malware writers and are increasingly so of late. P2P security measures are easily circumvented and if your P2P program is not configured correctly, you may be sharing more files than you realize. There have been cases where people's passwords, address books and other personal, private, and financial details have been exposed to the file sharing network by a badly configured program.

With P2P file sharing, what means do you have of identifying or authenticating the source of the download? In addition, a file can be distributed among many hosts, and peers will provide for download the sections that they have already downloaded. This results in the distinct possibility of a distribution method in which malicious bits are mixed with with good files.

</End lecture>
+1, there's no real security in P2P, regardless of how carefull people are there will still be attacks.
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27 Oct 2010   #16
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This saddens me to hear. It's money lost due to some repair jobs I won't be getting because people won't be able to install this program. (Hey, I gotta make a living too.)
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27 Oct 2010   #17
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackzero View Post
I've never used Limewire so I don't feel anything regarding it got shut down.

But I'd feel something should Torrent sites meet the same fate. xD
I wonder would it be possible for theam to shut down torrent sites? I mean ya you can shut down major ones like pirate bay but im talking about shutting theam all down cause people could just make new torrents correct
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27 Oct 2010   #18
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Excellent news!
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27 Oct 2010   #19
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

No this is not good news.
Torrent sites themselves are not responsible for illeagal file sharing..it is the individual who has made the file available for the P2P network, and the other individuals who make up the swarm and share it back out.
Same with viruses, it is not the fault of Kazaa et al.

Do we stop Ford manufacturing cars, because of illeagal activity in one of their motors?

Those of us who use P2P for legit purposes will be hit.
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27 Oct 2010   #20
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

awh, !
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