Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Martin Boldt; Johan Wieslander MSE-2003-05, pp. 52. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2003.

The work

Författare / Author: Martin Boldt, Johan Wieslander,
Titel / Title: Investigating Spyware in Peer-to-Peer Tools
Abstrakt Abstract:

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) tools are used exclusively when their users are connected to the Internet, thus constituting a good foundation for online commercials to help finance further tool development. Although software that displays ads (adware) is very common, activity monitoring or information collecting software that spies on the users (spyware) may be installed together with the P2P tool. This paper will present a method for examining P2P tool installations and present test results from a few of the most common P2P tools. It will also discuss whether these tools, with their bundled software, make any privacy intrusions. Finally, the method itself will be evaluated and suggestions of refinements will be proposed.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Electronic Security
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Nyckelord / Keywords: Peer-to-Peer, Spyware, Adware, Privacy

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Programvaruteknik, 40 poäng/Masters programme Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Bengt Carlsson
Examinator / Examiner: Claes Wohlin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science
Inst. för Programvaruteknik och Datavetenskap S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: masters.thesis.pdf (493 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)