- Serious security hole in Morpheus -
Source: Oxygen newsletter, www.pandasoftware.com
Madrid, February 5 2002
According to an article published by ZDNet at http://zdnet.com.com/2100-11-828592.html
, the file-swapping application, Morpheus, has a security hole that could expose information on hard disks with the application installed.
File-swapping utilities only share data from a specified directory. However the vulnerability in Morpheus could allow an attacker unlimited access to any files on a user's hard disk.
MusicCity, the company that created Morpheus, claim that there have been more than nine million downloads of the application. Unlike Napster, Morpheus allows content providers to deploy third-party digital rights management technology to protect their copyright works, which protects the copyrights of artists involved.
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