Stealth P2P network hides inside Kazaa

Jim Whitehead ejw@cse.ucsc.edu
Tue, 2 Apr 2002 13:13:49 -0800


I'm more than a little disappointed that Beberg didn't come up with this
idea first.

- Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com]On Behalf Of
> Jeffrey Kay
> Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 12:54 PM
> To: FoRK
> Subject: FW: Stealth P2P network hides inside Kazaa
>
>
> Here's a little something to stoke your paranoia.  FWIW, I'm not
> a Kazaa user.  Have a
> nice day ...
>
> > Stealth P2P network hides inside Kazaa
> >
> > By John Borland
> > Staff Writer, CNET News.com
> > April 1, 2002, 5:35 PM PT
> >
> > A California company has quietly attached its software to millions of
> > downloads of the popular Kazaa file-trading program and plans to
> > remotely "turn on" people's PCs, welding them into a new network of
> > its own.
> >
> > Brilliant Digital Entertainment, a California-based digital
> > advertising technology company, has been distributing its 3D ad
> > technology along with the Kazaa software since late last fall. But in
> > a federal securities filing Monday, the company revealed it also has
> > been installing more ambitious technology that could turn every
> > computer running Kazaa into a node in a new network controlled by
> > Brilliant Digital.
> >
> > The company plans to wake up the millions of computers that have
> > installed its software in as soon as four weeks. It plans to use the
> > machines--with their owners' permission--to host and distribute other
> > companies' content, such as advertising or music. Alternatively, it
> > might borrow people's unused processing power to help with other
> > companies' complicated computing tasks.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > http://news.com.com/2100-1023-873181.html
>
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