Popular P2P apps could expose sensitive files

Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 12:21 AM EST

Did the distributors of popular peer-to-peer file-sharing programs such as Kazaa, LimeWire and Morpheus include features in their products that they knew, or should have known, could cause users to inadvertently share sensitive information on their computers with other users of the software?

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the answer is an unequivocal yes. The agency last week released an 80-page report based on an analysis of five specific features included in file-sharing software from Kazaa, LimeWire, Morpheus, BearShare and eDonkey between 2003 and 2006.

At Computerworld.

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