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Old June 29th, 2006
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Default Company Files Compromised

An employee installed Limewire and inadvertently shared company files over the p2p network. Is there any way to tell which files were downloaded?

Thank you for you help!
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Old June 29th, 2006
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There is a hits feature that allows you to see which files have been downloaded. Unfortunately, the software was uninstalled yesterday, and files were erased. When we set the retore point in XP Pro to a point before the uninstall, Limewire will still not load, I'm assuming because extra files were deleted not included in the uninstall. An error prompt flashes on screen recommending that I download an reinstall Limewire. If I do so, will I be able to access the Hits feature of the previous install?
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Old June 29th, 2006
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Not within LimeWire. That info is only stored while LimeWire is running, and forgotten once LimeWire quits.

The hits column only records the number of times part of a file's data matched a search. The uploads column is the one that records whether part of a file was uploaded.
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do a search for the names of the company files and see if any are being shared by others...that should give you a decent idea of what might or might not have been downloaded by others...
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Old June 30th, 2006
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Default Info stealing widespread


I don't mean to rub salt in your wound but using P2P software to steal company information is more widespread than you think.

Take a look at this article that come out in Computer Weekly this week:

So maybe that "inadvertently sharing" may be or may not be so inadvertent after all.

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Old June 30th, 2006
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Hyper-kun is a great assister to others; your light through the dark tunnel

ukbobboy01, please, consider whom you put at risk by claiming such stuff out of the blue.
Anonymous dirt throwing is one of the most disgusting things on the internet. Maybe you better
question the admin and the security model of that business before blaming all
fault on a moron or even accusing him of a criminal deed. You know,
when I glimpse at this and other forums, I get the idea that most people
are extreme morons when it comes to computers and their handling. Oh and even
many admins are. There are really few exceptions.

There's a wise saying:
"Never attribute to malice that which can be attributed to stupidity"

I'd say everything else should and shall be kept intern to that concerned business.
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Old June 30th, 2006
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Default Throwing Mud


You are right, it could be just stupidity rather than malice but I feel that ChuckRock should be aware that using P2P apps to steal company info is widespread. After all, this person, by installing LW on his work's PC, not only put his own job at risk but everyone else's that works for this company.

However, that said, it is for the company bosses to decide how they are going to deal with this individual.

I personally believe that using LW is fun, it can be educational and, in most cases, it can be like travelling the world, i.e. it broadens the mind. But using LW on a work computer is dangerous, both for the company and the individual, and people should realise this. Because if they don't then maybe they should not be working with computers.

UK Bob
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I agree with UK Bob, ive had nothing but joy from my 2yr limewire experience, if people continue not to set it up properly of course they will have problems such as sharing stuff the dont want to or should'nt whatever the case may be.

hyper-kun are you telling us you are the exception.
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