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Morpheus Attacked & Morpheus Upgrades? Thoughts

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Pistol, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,367 Likes Received: 299
    A couple days ago Zack Morris mentioned something about his morpheus not being able to connect because his software was old. I could still dload. Yet tonight it said my program was too old to connect. Only like 80 heads were connected tonight. It wanted me to dload the new "Preview" program. I'm skeptical. Then it has this message on their site. Anyone using the new one? Any comments about it?

    Steve Griffin
    StreamCast/Morpheus CEO Steve Griffin

    This week MusicCity and Morpheus users suffered dual attacks. First, early this week MusicCity's servers were hit by a massive Denial of Service attack. Soon thereafter, Morpheus users found that a separate attack had been launched on their computers and their Morpheus software programs.
    It appears that the attacks included an encrypted message being repeatedly sent directly to your computers that changed registry settings in your computer. Later, it appears our ad servers were attacked resulting in messages being sent to other sites without our knowledge, which threatened our most basic revenue model. We believe some of these attacks continue as Morpheus users attempt to connect to the old Morpheus User Network. This was why it is important to quickly deploy our new software product.

    This unprovoked attack is being carefully investigated, as it appears that federal laws may have been violated. We are still attempting to discover who would want to eliminate the community of millions of consumers who are using the Morpheus software product to connect with other users around the world.

    These attacks have forced us to more quickly deploy our new software product in order to allow you to bring the largest p2p community back together. Since it appears that the attack on your computers came from the closed proprietary FastTrack-Kazaa software, we have opted not to continue with this p2p kernel. We believe it to have the ability to access your computer at will and change registry settings. In addition, we remain committed to NOT bundling any spy ware with our product.

    We are pleased to migrate to an open Protocol product with the release of Morpheus Preview Edition, which is based on the very large network of Gnutella users. The new software will provide you with the ability for faster searches, the display of more search results, and many more new and exciting features. KEEP IN MIND that this is only our preview edition. Any time change occurs, many object and think the old version was better. Our objective is to create a new and exciting software product. Since our company and your p2p network are being attacked, we would appreciate your constructive comments for improvement, not simply criticisms. With you help and input, we will continue to provide the pre-eminent p2p software product in the world.

    Lastly, we want to address some of the misinformation we've seen recently. There have been many comments that we caused these problems intentionally. Let me assure you that we would NEVER treat the Morpheus users in this fashion. Others have said we would re-launch with a paid subscription model, again, not true. Our commitment is to always provide you a free version of the Morpheus software product. Thanks again for making Morpheus the most widely downloaded p2p product in the world. We are hard at work to provide you with the products you have come to expect from our company. From our perspective p2p means people to people.

    Our goal is to create the software that lets you create the network. Thanks again for your support.
  2. backcountrywriter

    backcountrywriter Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2001 Messages: 317 Likes Received: 2
    morpheus doesn't work so i got Kazaa and it works wonders
  3. George Dubyah Bush

    George Dubyah Bush Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2001 Messages: 2,286 Likes Received: 0

    Hue Jass, i've been using Kazaa for a few months and two weeks ago i recieved a virus or some sort of shit that was basically described above.........i managed to save all my important files thru some miracle.......but i still had to reformat my harddrive and start over again. I wouldn't recommend using any download software right now. Except winmx. i haven't heard anything or anybody getting that many viruses from winmx. But then again winmx completely blows compared to kazaa or morpheus.
  4. tue skinny

    tue skinny Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2001 Messages: 4,781 Likes Received: 0
    i also have kazaa. i got alot of porn and music. you really cant get any better then that.
  5. C-O-K PBScru

    C-O-K PBScru Member

    Joined: Feb 21, 2002 Messages: 339 Likes Received: 0
    lol my mom is pissed off at the update thing cause it wasn't workin i think we are goin to have to delete morpheus and redownload it
  6. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    i cant even get on to the website to get the new software... i sure hope i didnt catch any virus off morpheus.

    THEMISHE New Jack

    Joined: Sep 3, 2001 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    Kazaa and Morpheus both fucking suck ass. WinMX has ten times more shit than both combined.
  8. imported_MoeLarryCurly

    imported_MoeLarryCurly Member

    Joined: Jul 18, 2001 Messages: 375 Likes Received: 0
    OK I am doing you all a favor
    Direct Connect is the program-not always easy to use but it is very good and way way way way better thn Kazaa or Morpheus. You can all thank me later.
  9. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    this is why i deleted morpheous and kazaa months ago. i knew it was too good to be true.
  10. Motha Fuka

    Motha Fuka New Jack

    Joined: Oct 19, 2001 Messages: 25 Likes Received: 0
    ur a dumb ass they are the same thing just diff clients but the network is the same so morpheus and kazaa users are on the same server
  11. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    i just downloaded and am running the new morpheus software as we speak and I'm not digging it...it remnds me alot of another peer to peer program called limewire which is more of a program for people who know what they are doing due to all the information you can get through it and all the customiation to different servers nodes and things of that nature..I think morpheus made a mistake by making this information available for customization by people who really won't know what they are doing....plus I don't like the new layout..but after a weekw hen I am used to it that will probably change.
  12. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    zack where did you get the new morpheus software? i cant find it for shit
  13. backcountrywriter

    backcountrywriter Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2001 Messages: 317 Likes Received: 2
  14. Agent Uprise

    Agent Uprise New Jack

    Joined: Feb 17, 2002 Messages: 70 Likes Received: 0
    slightly off topic..

    ...But I'd like to send a big FUCK YOU IN THE EAR WITH A CAT to all you motherfuckers who cancell my downloads halfway through.
  15. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    ^^umm just press " resume" , no harm no foul .