Related Tags

Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Risks of P2P (PEER TO PEER) File Sharing

                                Risks of P2P (PEER TO PEER) File Sharing
This refers to sharing files for music, games or other types of software. This sharing requires one to connect with other computers using the same software. This could expose the system to:

The copying of your private files. A hacker is capable of accessing all personal and private information including bank accounts, address and contacts.

Violation of copyright laws. Includes received, downloaded to shared folders/files. The penalty for such a violation is quite harsh.
Incoming viruses that could corrupt data and saving devices permanently and the user might not be aware of the damage already done. Accidentally download pornography that was purposely mislabeled as something else; allowing them to be downloaded to safer websites used for P2P file sharing.

Cyber Bulling

                                                                  Cyber Bulling
Is when the internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send/post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person. Entertainment for millions of people could turn out to be an avenue for violence. Videos/material is posted to get even.
                  Stalking youth through this method becomes extreme and could even lead to suicide by the victim, as a desperate measure.