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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Hewlett-Packard Presents Digital Vaccine

Hewlett-Packard Presents Digital Vaccine

Hewlett-Packard Presents Digital Vaccine

Added: Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
For most users BitTorrent is just a convenient protocol used for transferring large files. Still, there’s a group of BitTorrent users that experience troubles with controlling their download habits. Such people are disrupting the whole networks of thousands of service providers, schools and offices. Fortunately, the IT multinational company has presented a vaccine able to treat such sufferers.


Although vaccines are traditionally considered to be a medical preparation designed for preventing people from getting ill, in the last few years their new types have appeared – for example, some of them help people to fight addictions like smoking and cocaine. Actually, the latter examples are not literally vaccines, but this term can probably be used for branding purposes, like those pursued by Hewlett-Packard.

The company has trademarked a “digital vaccine” for a wide variety of treatments preventing digital addictions. Hewlett-Packard presented a list of vaccines injected into their TippingPoint product to help network admins tackle web “infections”.

Most of the company’s vaccines are designed to protect networks against zero-day threats, vulnerabilities, and outside attacks. However, that’s not all. A few days ago in Barcelona Hewlett-Packard presented one more type of digital vaccine, aimed at fighting heavy BitTorrent users.

The new product is called AppDV (the Application Digital Vaccine) and can be injected into the TippingPoint system. This single treatment is able to protect the network against subscribers with habits of BitTorrent downloading and engaged in different other harmful behaviors.

Filters of the Application Digital Vaccine are able to let IT managers to entirely block the largest social networking, P2P, streaming, Webmail, online gaming, and tunneling software. In case of need, IT managers can open access to social networks, such as Facebook, but at the same time deny user access to email or chat functions of those networks.

The vaccine has proven to be quite effective when tested at the British University of Leeds. The software almost killed all BitTorrent traffic over there, significantly reducing the network load and eliminating the letters from rights owners that had been received regularly before.

While the only disadvantage of the system is that users can’t use BitTorrent for really important things like update, the vaccine still allows network admins to make individual exceptions and open access to BitTorrent for responsible users.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

October 19th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-10-19 13:10:06)
menahunie avatarHurray they finally went and did it; censorship.
Now if any "copyright" violation complaints can and will go straight to the IT Admin butthole who controls the network using this perfect software. Since a "copyright " violation happened it has to be legally the fault of the IT Admin. because they had to allow it according to the way this software works. I would also bet HP will also get sued by the RIAA and MPAA since they made statements their software will stop "torrent" traffic... Lots a luck HP...
FANTASTIC; now the legal buttkicking going on by the RIAA and MPAA with be squarely up the It Admin's ass.. LMFAO..
All the legal heat will now be taken off the user and put on the IT Amins who run the institution's networks and all the ISP's now will be targeted with multimillion dollar law suites...
Now users can sue the crap out of the ISP's when they screw with you for violating the contract for providing "unlimited" services to the user's.
All this is a possible different way of packet filtering and again it won't work. Just VPN and proxy and how then is this software going to detect it as "torrent" traffic? Just by possible data file usage size? Not likely..
If a user VPN's and encripts their traffic this software can detect it as a "torrent" no it can't.. So again what? They are going to think it has to be "torrent" traffic because of the data transfer usage? Again they can't and they will get sued..

posted by Turtle (2010-10-19 20:21:46)
D4T4 avatarIf this works as they say there will be no "copyright violation" by employees and therefore no letters from the Good Ole USA MPAA etc Nazis. Using this software (if it actually works) will prevent employees illegally downloading. Therefore menahunie, sorry if this upsets but no butt-kicking of aforementioned company IT guys. I go to work to do just that and not to check out "Facebook", "Ebay" and other such similar sites. Seems like a good idea to me if it means that office workers do their job instead of mucking up my life through their incompetence.

posted by (2010-10-19 21:25:23)
spiritchaser5150 avatarBut you know D4T4 that none of us would go on facebook from work and as for the porn sites it must have been the new guy lol.

posted by Blocked (2010-10-20 12:27:58)
menahunie avatarD4T4 again you miss the point so pull your head out of that dark and warm place.
Only idiots and morons download at work; that is the fastest way to get your ass fired.
They are Talking about indirectly ISP's Broadband providers screwing with their customers.
Also you can't have a normal grasp of the English language.
The claim made by HP is their software WILL STOP ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS. So if a "copyright" violation happens. Then it has to be the it admin fault BECAUSE ACCORDING TO hp THE it admin allowed it. According to HP if their software is used NO COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS CAN HAPPENED SO AGAIN THE IT ADMIN HAD TO ALLOW THE USER(S) PERMISSION TO DO IT.
So who do you think is going to get sued for the "copyright " violation? YEP THE IT ADMIN AND THE COMPANY THEY WORK AT.
Now the IT ADMIN PROVES THEY DID NOT ALLOW A USER(S) PERMISSION THEN HP's software failed so now who do you think will also get sued for making false claims? YEP HP..
They tried this same thing in Australia DIDN'T WORK... They are trying the same thing in other countries also FRANCE DIDN'T work either..

posted by Turtle (2010-10-20 21:15:56)
D4T4 avatar@ menahunie. Sam spends a lot of his time to bring these excellent articles to us so it may be of interest if you read the whole article. And I quote: The software almost killed all BitTorrent traffic over there, significantly reducing the network load and eliminating the letters from rights owners that had been received regularly before." Unquote. ELIMINATING THE LETTERS menahunie, NO LETTERS to IT admin. NONE, ZERO, ZIP, ZILCH.

posted by Blocked (2010-10-20 23:51:37)
menahunie avatarD4T4 you still don't get it.
I have read the whole article and my comments were and are if the IT ADMIN ever gets ANY LETTERS they will be blamed for it. Because the software is claimed to STOP these letters. So if a "violation" happens then it has to to be the IT ADMINS FAULT.

>>While the only disadvantage of the system is that users can’t use BitTorrent for really important things like update, the vaccine still allows network admins to make individual exceptions and open access to BitTorrent for responsible users.

Same thing will go for ISP's and their clients; the ISP decide who is "responsible" and who isn't. I can't wait for it to hit the fan..
I use ALLOT of bandwith; sometimes I hit the terrabyte range.. This is due to my work. Know what? My ISP doesn't bitch complain whine and "throttle" me or threaten to cut me off. ALL for 50.00 per month.... I can not or will tell who it is...
The point and you keep missing it is the HP software can and is used by ISP's.
I use VPN allot and all that is seen is encrypted data streams; yes huge ones so what? This software is going to assume it is a Bitorrent" and cut me off?
So what? users are going to use annon. cyberlockers in another country to upload compressed files to and FTP them to anyone who wants them?
This isn't using "bitorrents" and agina how is this HP software gonna stop this for example? It can't so what is this "bulletproof" software claimed by HP to stop "Torrenst" another version of a packets filter? We all have seen how well those work.So now the users access is going to be completly controlled by the IT Admin. As I've already said if and WHEN a violation letter happens who do you think is going to get the legal blame? NOT ME....

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