2004-08-19

Scary Personal Documents

I found a blog where all that is posted are images of documents. What is scary about it is that the documents that are posted are not the blogger's own documents. These documents, which have critical identifying information blurred out, were documents the blogger found on P2P networks. P2P is a peer-to-peer network. One of the most famous peer-to-peer networks was Napster. Peer-to-peer networks, are applications that let users share files, like music, between computers, without having to load the files up to a central server on the internet. Effectively, what is on See What You Share site is a warning to anyone who uses a file sharing program to be careful that you aren't sharing personal documents. Because there are likely less scrupulous people on the internet who would be glad to use the bank and credit card information that is obviously available on documents shared out by some P2P file sharing programs.

This link originally found on Chris Pirillo's Blog.

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