Accusation of ID Theft by File-Sharing

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Sep 7, 2007.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    "Typically the mistakes occur when a user downloads file-sharing software and accidentally allows it to share all files on a computer, rather than just music files, for example."

    Well, stupidity and ineptitude have a price.

    "If you are running file-sharing software, you are giving criminals the keys to your computer," said assistant U.S. attorney Kathryn Warma. "Criminals are getting access to incredibly valuable information."

    What a nice little fear-mongering statement.

    It comes down to common sense ... everything can be done safely and enjoyed, if moderation, honesty and a bit of prudence are used.

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    Of course! And the knowledge of the programs you use.

    It is unfortunate that forums are full of users that do not have the full knowledge of what their programs and actions can do to their computer.

    Thus, reminders will be posted here for those that aren't fully aware.
     
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    What's file sharing? :rolleyes: I don't give out anything to anyone else's PC other than Email or a link to download programs. But most importantly, I don't use my PC to store personal information files there.
     
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