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Old 2004-05-28, 19:39   Link #1
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Question security issues

What are the security issues that I should worry about when droping my firewall to download on animesuki ?
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Old 2004-05-28, 21:00   Link #2
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Originally Posted by bgjohn
What are the security issues that I should worry about when droping my firewall to download on animesuki ?
I need more information. Which Firewall are you using and what do you mean with download on animesuki? Downloading the .torrent file or the movie file through a BT client? The first should be possible with an active firewall anyway (unless you messed up the configuration bad time). If it is a BT problem, then you should allow the executable of the client to connect whenever it wants (you should have gotten a pop up whenever the program wanted to connect to the internet; choose allow next time)
The risk is normally very small IF you got the client from a legit source (read: without trojans etc) and IF you are running an Antivirus and Antitrojan program in the background. Make sure you only allow programs to access the internet from which you know that it is safe!
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