Saturday, October 27, 2007
File sharers may risk identity theft
Reuters reports: "Computer users log on to popular file sharing, or peer-to-peer, websites to share music may inadvertently be sharing files that could lead to identity theft. ... Experts say some P2P users are being tripped up by a default setting in file-sharing software, which if not turned off when downloaded, may open up one's entire hard drive to prying eyes. Sites such as LimeWire say they have taken steps to alert users to the risks of inadvertently sharing confidential information."
Beware the dangers of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, you can be exposing yourself to identity theft.