The Risks of P2P File Sharing

Another helpful website,, reminds us of some of the inherent risks associated with downloading and installing software that lets you connect to unauthorized peer-to-peer (P2P) networks:

  • You could mistakenly download malware, pirated or copyrighted material, or pornography
  • You could allow strangers to access and share your personal files

Visit’s P2P File-sharing page for some tips on what you can do to limit your risk.


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