Posted by: jasonk2600 | November 25, 2009

Federal P2P Ban Proposed

Looks like the Federal Government may finally be wising up to he enormous security threats posed by the use of P2P file sharing software with a newly proposed bill that would prohibit P2P use on all Federal computer networks.  While P2P networks themselves do not necessarily pose a threat, the lack of data integrity, viruses, trojans, and worms that are widespread on such networks are detrimental.  Not to mention illegal software that is often cracked, which may cause such software to operate in unexpected ways.  Personally, I feel that P2P file sharing has no place on government computer networks from both a security perspective and a moral perspective.  Check out the full news article on the Government Information Security Website by clicking on the link below:

 

 

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  1. What ever became of this bill?


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