Security Newbie questions bearshare

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Subject: Security Newbie questions bearshare
Posted by:  Flick Olmsford (FlickOlmsfo…
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008

How much of a risk is bearshare to our system.  A few of our users like it
but I have questions.    We have one Windows Server 2003 and 50+ XP
workstations, 5-10 Windows 98SE

Can hackers use it to break into / steal info from our system?
Can someone break into our network if someone is not logged on?
Can someone navigate wherever they want in our network or are they locked
into one directory?
Can people use it to install spyware / malware /etc?
Is there a risk of copywrite violation?

Thanks in advance.