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Posted: 06.10.09, 02:00 PM
Quote from SETI@home website: "Any time you download a program through the Internet you are taking a chance: the program might have dangerous errors, or the download server might have been hacked. SETI@home has made efforts to minimize these risks. We have tested our applications carefully. Our servers are behind a firewall and are configured for high security... The applications run by SETI@home may cause some computers to overheat"
Program developers need to do a better job in promoting their product and guaranteeing safety to the contributing users. One of the SETI's functions is to collect information from a user's computer and send it to the main server. Could SETI be a creative tool to hack personal data? Privacy and safety stand out as the main issues on the way to programs successful promotion and distribution.