If you’re using Kazaa, Morpheus, AudioGalaxy, or any of the other file sharing programs, make sure you’re not sharing more than you intend. A study released today concluded that the settings in Kazaa for sharing folders are difficult for many people to understand, so many people are inadvertently sharing e-mail folders, personal documents, or at worst entire hard drives. And there are Kazaa users sniffing for mistakes like that – the folks doing the study shared dummy files named “inbox.dbx” and “credit cards.xls” and found they were downloaded several times in the course of a day.

Recently Kazaa changed its default setting to “don’t share,” which is the right thing to do – but you might want to go check your settings, just in case.

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