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FrostWire / LimeWire: hidden folder being shared??

Postby scorp123 on Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:14 am

Question to the FrostWire / LimeWire users out here:

If you do a ls -al on your .frostwire and/or .limewire directory (inside your home directory), do you also see a .NetworkShare directory in there? And do you also have a LimeWire*.exe file in there? Yes, that's a Windows *.exe file. And does it also come back after a while even though you delete it?

Apparently there is a hidden feature in LimeWire and FrostWire that will share files without your knowledge. Too bad if someone (e.g. a hacker or someone else who wants to BS you) places files in there that are illegal in your area .... FrostWire and LimeWire will not list those files as being shared at all; so in theory you could be sharing very problematic files and not know it ...

I think that's bad ... :?

But maybe this was just the beta version I got? Can someone please check their .frostwire directory and verify this?
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Postby quickstart on Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:19 pm

Hi scorp,

I'm using Xubuntu at the moment, but this is what I've got. Hope I've done this ok :D

Alan.alan@number1pc:~$ ls -al .frostwire
total 84
drwxr-xr-x 4 alan alan 4096 2007-01-24 22:09 .
drwxr-xr-x 41 alan alan 4096 2007-02-07 19:33 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 82 2007-01-24 22:02 createtimes.cache
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 991 2007-01-24 22:09 frostwire.props
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 16439 2007-01-24 22:09 gnutella.net
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 194 2007-01-24 22:09 installation.props
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 359 2007-01-24 22:09 library.dat
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 711 2007-01-24 22:01 pub1.key
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 711 2007-01-24 22:01 pub2.key
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 709 2007-01-24 22:01 pub3.key
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 711 2007-01-24 22:01 pub4.key
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 82 2007-01-24 22:09 responses.cache
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 554 2007-01-24 22:02 simpp.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 82 2007-01-24 22:09 spam.dat
-rw-r--r-- 1 alan alan 258 2007-01-24 22:09 tables.props
drwxr-xr-x 3 alan alan 4096 2007-01-24 22:01 themes
drwxr-xr-x 5 alan alan 4096 2007-01-24 22:01 xml
alan@number1pc:~$
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Postby scorp123 on Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:18 pm

Damn, then it's the beta version I was using. Seems they used some Windows code taken over from LimeWire (of which FrostWire is a fork) to auto-spread the new client amongst their users. I nontheless think this is a bad ugly feature ...
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