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I know I'm probably being a little paranoid, but when I use P2P programs
such as Morpheus or Bearshare and download files is it possible that someone
can get into my pc while I'm downloading or get hold of my IP address so
that they log in later?
I'm a 63 year old novice at this

Re: P2P programs


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Bearshare is reported as containing spyware and is
regarded as a piece of shit that needs to be removed
on sight.

This is from 2002 but worth reading:


Rather you than me.

Your IP address is neither a secret to be guarded or
really 'yours' its leased from BT's pool and was when you posted this message.

Good security is the art of protecting things with
a measured response.

Running these programs is the equivalent of leaving your
front door open to burglars and people who would turn your
house into a brothel.

Jim Watt          

Re: P2P programs

On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 10:09:02 +0000, Tony Williams wrote:

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In that respect you just need to be careful which folders you share As for
the spyware issue, you can use an open source P2P app like Ares or
Shareza, but with Ares you need to be very careful sharing you directories
because it has a very confusing directory sharing dialog.

you could also look at Filetopia which is generally trusted in P2P circles
and uses public key cryptography and bouncers to protect users. Despite
this all sounding complicated it's actually one of the easiest apps to use
I've come across.

The slyck, and Zeropaid websites explain this whole issue very well. You
could also look at Afterdawn, but it has a slightly underground
reputation, which may or may not bother you.


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