Seeqpod was intended to allow users to search for music and play it streaming on their PC. They recently added a mobile option which basically lets everyone to easily download MP3 to their computers (i.e., to steal music).
Just head to their mobile portal (http://www.seeqpod.com/iphone/) and use the search or popular artist links to find a song. Then right-click to save the MP3 and voilà, you have illegally downloaded a song. Check the image to the right, with links to downloading Beattles’ tracks.
I would be surprised if Seeqpod are unaware of this loophole which exists a few months now. I am guessing that they are certainly enjoying the increased traffic to their site.
12-Mar-08 Update: This loophole is now shut, but I’ve found a new backdoor that’s a bit more complex. Get Mozilla, install the User-Agent plug-in and ‘pretend’ to be an iPhone.
28-Nov-08 Update: This backdoor is still wide open.