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RE: Napster vs. ITunes.. Which is more secure?
From: "William Holmberg" <wholmberg () amdpi com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:01:00 -0500

HEH. The oldest answer from IT security. Don't allow the user to do
anything.
:)
In reality, people are more productive when allowed to recreate
occasionally during the day to relieve stress and re-focus their
thoughts outside of their current working mind set.
Nothing is better for people in this regard than music.
Give them their iTunes...
WMP sucks for this, BTW... iTunes is a very stable and supportable
choice.
-Bill

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Campa, Albert R.
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 9:42 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Napster vs. ITunes.. Which is more secure?

I would take a look at where the vulnerabilities are. I have seen Itunes
vulnerabilities popup and not so much napster, but that is probably
because Itunes is more prevalent.

I personally wouldn't permit neither product. Why allow 3 vulnerable
capable apps, when you just can have one, in Windows Media Player? Then
again, why have that one either? 

Albert R. Campa

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of desert penguin
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 12:27 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Napster vs. ITunes.. Which is more secure?

Greetings all,

Have begun a cleanup on a network in which many PCs were found to have
iTunes, Napster and some other P2P programs which are obviously "no
no's".  
I am leaning more towards allowing Windows Media player and iTunes, but
what about Napster?  Now that they are legalized, are there insecurities
with it- or is it pretty much on the same "level" as iTunes?  Is it good
policy to allow WMP and iTunes and disallow Napster and say, BearShare,
or would it be best to just restrict them all entirely?  Thank You


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