Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Privacy-Invasive Software in Filesharing
Responsible organisation
2004 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Personal privacy is affected by the occurrence of adware and spyware in peer-topeer tools. In an experiment, we investigated five file-sharing tools and found that they all contained ad-/spyware programs, and, that these hidden components communicated with several servers on the Internet. Although there was no exchange of files by way of the file-sharing tools, they generated a significant amount of network traffic. Amongst the retrieved ad-/spyware components that communicated with the Internet, we discovered that privacy-invasive information such as, e.g., user data and Internet browsing history was transmitted. In effect, ad-/spyware activity in file-sharing tools creates serious problems not only to user privacy and security, but also to network and system performance. The increasing presence of hidden and bundled ad /spyware programs are therefore not beneficial for the development of a secure and stable use of the Internet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Toulouse, FRANCE: SPRINGER , 2004.
National Category
Computer Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8687ISI: 000228265700022Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo6B163079FDFC27FFC12573C9004F64A0ISBN: 1-4020-8144-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8687DiVA: diva2:836437
Conference
19th International Information Security Conference held at the 18th World
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2008-01-07 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(87 kB)42 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 87 kBChecksum SHA-512
c69fa4023370968912f65c594774f4cc247526ee7f01032d998508e47fd00e2202a290b918d116ca7fc5cbcba9804f14e7504b333129121c08b8e1eb417569ec
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Boldt, MartinCarlsson, Bengt
Computer Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 42 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 43 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf