Limewire users at risk for identity theft

Users of peer-to-peer file sharing service Limewire may be at risk of identity theft.

A major security flaw built into the program allows hackers to seek personal information in personal files of the computers of other users, including tax and banking info, resumes, and even photos. Limewire reps say that the flaw was identified and fixed last spring. Users can bypass the flaw by disabling sharing, but of course if everyone chose that option, there would be no music to download anyway.


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