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P2p Networks With Fake Music Files


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#1 little eagle

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 06:46 AM

Not content with poisoning P2P networks with fake music files, an ally of the big media companies has decided to lob pop-ups and adware at users, according to research done by reporters at PC World.

Overpeer grabbed headlines in 2002 for its work infecting P2P networks with garbled music at the behest of some major music labels. It now looks like the company - a subsidiary of Loudeye - is sending out contaminated files that launch numerous ad-filled browser windows and that try to take over a user's homepage. Loudeye is standing by the practice, saying P2P users are getting what they deserve.


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Posted 06 January 2005 - 11:16 AM

i saw that in a thread at dslreports, if i remember its only WMA (windows media audio) files that can be injected with code. found it:

http://www.pcworld.c.....119016,00.asp
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:44 AM

DSLreports topic: http://www.dslreport...45912~mode=flat
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