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RE: Napster vs. ITunes.. Which is more secure?
From: "William Holmberg" <wholmberg () amdpi com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 12:36:45 -0500

AS a clarification, iTunes runs on Windows just as well as on the Macs,
but if you prefer the WMP on Windows, you can go that route. I find
though, that most users using either have an iPod, which is uniquely
supported in iTunes and not as rich an experience when using another
I also concur on the port blocking scheme you describe, as well as on
the P2P sw...
My .02

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of James Alcasid
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 10:34 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Napster vs. ITunes.. Which is more secure?

If you apply the principle of minimal privilege then you would not allow
file/music sharing software and close up the corresponding ports on the
firewall as an example. Also include a written policy that is signed off
understood by all then you won't have to support Britney Spears music
being downloaded.

A middle ground approach is to allow a program such as iTunes on the
Macs as
an example but block out ports 3689 music sharing and radio streaming
8000-8999, 42000-42999.

Forget about any P2P programs on the corporate LAN, your just asking for

On 10/4/07 1:26 PM, "desert penguin" <desertpenguin007 () msn com> wrote:

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
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
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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