To P2P or not to P2P. . .that is the question.
What is P2P? P2P stands for peer-to-peer, and it is a popular means of networking a diverse number of computers together, typically for the purpose of sharing music or data files. If you have connected to services like BitTorrent or Limewire, you have been part of a P2P network.
Despite many advantages of P2P file sharing, there are some dangers to be aware of. These include:
- Downloading viruses and other malware
- Revealing personally identifiable information (PII)
- Minimizing or disabling security settings on your computer
- Prosecution due to copyright violation
Technology is great, but when it comes to P2P music and data file sharing, be extremely careful.