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Kazaa’s bad launch day?

What a bit of rotten luck. The Kazaa P2P network will today switch on the new Altnet service which runs alongside the Kazaa network. Altnet is basically a pay for placement service which will offer retail music files to Kazaa P2P users when they do a search which matches their content.

This is likely to get a pretty naff reaction from the users, but even if it doesn’t the report of a nasty virus doing the rounds on the Kazaa network should do the trick. The Benjamin worm creates a directory on the user’s infected machine and then populates it with a list of 1000 fake popular music and movie files which infect other machines when they’re downloaded. Nasty nasty.

Shame that the launch and worm report happened simultaneously really, isn’t it?

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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