On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:54:43 -0600 "Andrew Gould" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Wojciech Puchar < > [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > sorry for asking but what are this "limewire" programs are? > > > > > My unofficial take on it is that limewire is a peer-to-peer sharing > application used by Windows, Mac OS X and Linux users to share files, > usually music, often copyrighted, over the internet. It's a Gnutella client written in Java. > It is one of the > fastest, most effective ways to spread viruses, trojans, spyware, etc. > > The program does not use fixed ports, so the services are hard to > block. In essence, the program gets the user to bypass security > measures from the inside. There's nothing remarkable about that, no p2p filesharing application uses fixed ports. Some have default ports, but they are widely ignored because historically ISPs used those ports for throttling. > When people ask my advice about computers, I always include: "Never > use Limewire, or anything like it." They are as dangerous as you want to make them, I've been using bittorrent and eD2k for years and have never seem a single virus, trojan etc. I've seen a few on USENET but they've always been laughably obvious. People that end-up with that kind of thing are normally actively seeking executables. If anyone wants to discuss p2p blocking I'd suggest you start a new thread. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"