Employee Records Show Up In P2P Traffic

Matt Keil

Category: Firewall
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ANALYSIS – A recent Computerworld article on the appearance of employee records in P2P traffic demonstrates that the risk of P2P applications on corporate networks goes far beyond the copyright lawsuit threats posed by the music industry.

The risks are loss of personal and corporate data because of the tentacle-like manner in which P2P applications install themselves, weaving their fingers deep into the folder structure of a users PC. P2P proponents may claim the user mis-configured the application, sharing the wrong folder, a distinct possibility, save for the fact that many P2P apps will often times beguile the user into sharing more folders than they intended.

Click here to view the Computerworld article.

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