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For instance, a search for a music file from rapper PNC may bring up documents for PNC Bank if they are on the network.

“Such digital wind increases the P2P security threat for many organizations,” he said.

However, Mary Engle, associate director for advertising practices for the Federal Trade Commission, said the FTC staff found peer-to-peer file-sharing to be a “neutral” technology.

“Its risks result largely from how individuals use the technology rather than being inherent in the technology itself,” she said.