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Anonymous
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March 10, 2005 6:07:01 PM

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WMP10 "Display Media Info from Internet Privacy "

I've found that I need to allow WMP10 to "Display Media Information From the
Internet" in order to have the songs of a CD (that I've purchased from a
local store) listed while I'm playing the CD.

What is the security problem I'll need to be aware of by allowing this
option?

Is it "bad enough" that I should turn the option on, then rip the cd, then
turn it off? I hadn't even planned on ripping the CD, just listening to it.
Is there a better way to handle what ever problem this might cause?
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
March 10, 2005 11:38:08 PM

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Visit the "Official" Windows Media Player Newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsmedia.pl­ayer

Windows Media Player FAQ
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/p...

Windows Media Player: WMP mini FAQ (Excellent Site!)
http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"Helpingout" wrote:

| WMP10 "Display Media Info from Internet Privacy "
|
| I've found that I need to allow WMP10 to "Display Media Information From the
| Internet" in order to have the songs of a CD (that I've purchased from a
| local store) listed while I'm playing the CD.
|
| What is the security problem I'll need to be aware of by allowing this
| option?
|
| Is it "bad enough" that I should turn the option on, then rip the cd, then
| turn it off? I hadn't even planned on ripping the CD, just listening to it.
| Is there a better way to handle what ever problem this might cause?
!