posted on Jan, 19 2005 @ 03:34 PM
There is absolutely no reason why anyone running a single computer at home should EVER have that on. If you're running a network with a bunch of
machines on it, and say you're sharing a printer for all of them, or even a shared folder, fine I understand. But so many people who just don't
know better have file sharing on from the computer in their den for no apparent reason. You're leaving yourself wide open for nothing.
As for his file itself, it's kind of difficult to embed a trojan into a music or picture file itself for example a jpg or mp3. What is more likely
and quite common actually is that the guy shared files on kazaa like "blahblah.mp3.exe" or blahblah.jpg.scr" for example. Making it confusing for
the lay user. Of course here user care will be the only way to get around such things. It's been going on for a while now.
I'm still not an advocate of things like Kazaa. There's no such thing as a free lunch. If it seems so fantastic like you're getting all this free
stuff, chances are you'll find unpleasantries like this, or spyware all over the place there. Gotta be careful.