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VNU Net: Intel adds security to file-swapping

Feb 12, 2001, 22:54 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Geralds)

"Intel is attempting to add security to the file-swapping technology made popular by music-sharing service Napster, by publishing an open source library of tools."

"Called the Peer-to-Peer Trusted Library, the tools enable application developers to add trusted elements such as digital certificates, peer authentication, secure storage, public key encryption and digital signatures to their file-swapping software."

"Bob Knighten, Intel's peer-to-peer evangelist, said: "Security is one of the primary issues that the whole peer-to-peer thing will have to address. This is one example, a starting point, that people can use."

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