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Napster alternative: hack people's hard drives
By: Kevin Poulsen
Posted: 26/02/2001 at 21:27 GMT
With the future of music-swapping site Napster looking grim, on Friday a tiny Nashville-based startup began touting an even more controversial milieu for peer-to-peer file sharing: random, unprotected hard drives on the Internet.
ShareSniffer's newly-launched software, itself called ShareSniffer, allows people to hunt for exposed Windows file systems with the ease of a Napster-user searching for a favorite track.