A Survey of Peer-to-Peer Network Security Issues

James Li


In recent years, peer-to-peer (P2P) networks have soared in popularity in the form of file sharing applications. With this popularity comes security implications and vulnerabilities. In this paper, we examining the framework on which most P2P networks are built, and from this, we examine how attacks on P2P networks leverage the very essence of the networks itself: decentralization of resources and of control. Additionally, we look at the privacy and usage attacks that arise in P2P networks as well as approaches that can be used address some of these issues.

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