Magnet Link Detection

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8069


The remote host may be participating in Peer-To-Peer networking


The remote server is hosting 'magnet' links. Magnet links point to a file based on a hash of that file. The Magnet links are parsed by Torrent clients or special browsers which allow the end user to begin searching for the file on a Peer-To-Peer network.


Ensure that this sort of magnet link is authorized with respect to existing guidelines and policies.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 8069

Published: 2014/12/15

Updated: 2015/06/01

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info