Privacy of MP3 fans at risk

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A security hole has been discovered in one of the world's most popular file-swapping programs which allows anyone to gain private information about its millions of users.

Security experts have found a way to gain access to the computer hard drives of users of Morpheus, which has taken over from Napster as the leading internet song-swapping service.

It means that the personal details, such as bank account numbers and internet cookies, of up to two million people are exposed to prying eyes.

Using the Morpheus file-sharing program, people can swap music, videos or movies with other users of the software.

Users 'vulnerable'

Security experts have been investigating this problem since coming across it on Friday.

Using the Morpheus program, they found a way of getting a random list of people using the service.

They could then obtain details of the content of a user's hard drive and make copies of any file.

News source: BBC News - Privacy of MP3 fans at risk

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