Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary called attention to Winny

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Shinzo Abe, has advised against using the Winny peer-to-peer software due to concerns over its interaction with viruses. One virus, Antinny (or Kintama (testicle)-virus) is believed responsible for uploading documents to the filesharing network without first obtaining user permission. This is believed to be the cause of virus-induced leaks from the police and Defense Agency.

The Chief Cabinet Secretary stated in a press interview, "Unless each one bewares and takes counter measures, information leaks cannot be prevented. The most secure measure is not to use Winny."

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