uTorrent is -I'm told anyway- a popular bittorrent implementation.
It has a publicly available buffer overflow against it, and hence the vulnerability and publication of a matching exploit might cause significant additional risk to your machines/installed user base.
Corporate IT/security managers might -while at it- make sure they are in a position to knowingly allow tools on company owned machines that are mostly, if not exclusively, used for copyright infringements. I'd highly recommend a chat with your legal department on their view on the matter.
Yes, there are some genuine uses of peer to peer file sharing, but they are perhaps better handled when impossible to avoid by an exception or two in the policies.
Swa Frantzen -- NET2S
Feb 13th 2007
1 decade ago