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Mar 31, 2005

Risks of file-sharing

US-CERT Cyber Security Tip ST05-007 explains the risks associated with P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing, including threats such as malware, disclosure of confidential information and denial of service.
This is the latest of around 30 Cyber Security Tips released by CERT, each one addressing a single everyday aspect of information security. Mindi McDowell, the main author, has a beautifully clear, largely non-technical writing style and provides straightforward advice for ordinary computer users.
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