File sharing could threaten personal and national security

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 12:09 AM EST

A recent government report says that the old adage "buyer beware" now even applies to those who are not technically buying anything at all. Despite the reputation of "free" downloads, much of the illegal file sharing done on the internet comes at a steep price: personal and national security.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released a report that concludes that the distributors of five popular file sharing programs – namely BearShare, eDonkey, KaZaA, LimeWire and Morpheus -- repeatedly deployed features that "they knew or should have known" could cause users to share files inadvertently.

At EDN.

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