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Peer-To-Peer Software Detected

You have been automatically redirected to this website because Peer-To-Peer file sharing has been detected on your connection. Your action is required! Please remove any file sharing software loaded on your computers. The following is a list, while not complete, are a few popular names of software that may be the problem:

  • Limewire
  • Frostwire
  • Bit-Torrent
  • U-Torrent
  • eDonkey
  • Gnutella
  • BearShare
  • Blubster

If you believe you have recieved this mesage in error, please contact KyWiFi at support@kywifi.com or 859-274-4033.

Thank you for your help!

KyWiFi Staff

 

What is Peer-to-Peer file sharing software?

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology is a way to share music, videos, movies, and documents. The technology enables computers using the same or compatible P2P programs to form a network and share digital files directly with other computers on the network. Because virtually anyone can join a P2P network just by installing particular software, millions of computers could be connected at one time. BearShare, LimeWire, KaZaa, eMule, Vuze, uTorrent and BitTorrent are examples of P2P file sharing programs. When P2P file sharing software is not configured properly, files not intended for sharing may be accessible to anyone on the P2P network. This guide highlights some of the security problems that can result when organizations allow their users – and others with access to their networks – to use P2P file sharing software.

Security Risks

P2P file sharing programs allow computers to download files and make them available to other users on the network. P2P users can designate the drives and folders from which files can be shared. In turn, other users can download and view any files stored in these designated areas. People who use P2P file sharing software can inadvertently share files. They might accidentally choose to share drives or folders that contain sensitive information, or they could save a private file to a shared drive or folder by mistake, making that private file available to others. In addition, viruses and other malware can change the drives or folders designated for sharing, putting private files at risk. As a result, instead of just sharing music, a user’s personal tax returns, private medical records or work documents could end up in general circulation on P2P networks. Once a user on a P2P network downloads someone else’s files, the files can’t be retrieved or deleted. What’s more, files can be shared among computers long after they have been deleted from the original source computer. And if there are security flaws or vulnerabilities in the P2P file sharing software or on an organization’s network, the P2P program could open the door to attacks on other computers on the network.

KyWiFi's Stance

KyWiFi's TOS (Terms of Service) does not allow for PTP (Peer-To-Peer) File sharing. The TOS is located at http://www.kywifi.com/TOS.pdf

KyWiFi is determined to provide the fastest internet possible to it's users. PTP file sharing detracts from this goal. User's of KyWiFi must not run PTP file sharing or their connection will be terminated. Please be sure your computers and devices connected to our netork do not have PTP file sharing programs installed.

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