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security issues?

Posted By: noob101

security issues? - 10/08/03 08:03 PM

[12:53] [NETADMIN ONLINE] *** Server-Notice -- FileServ (FileServ@Network-Admin.LinkIRC.net) is now a Network Administrator (T)
[12:56] [NETADMIN ONLINE] *** Server-Notice -- CrackWhore (eggdrop@Network-Admin.LinkIRC.net) is now a Network Administrator (T)

i herd eggdrop is some sort of trojan or something. what does this mean ? i got a message from @security that said that.
Posted By: codemastr

Re: security issues? - 10/08/03 08:13 PM

Lol, an eggdrop is a bot, NOT a trojan, no idea where you heard that but it's totally false.
Posted By: noob101

Re: security issues? - 10/08/03 08:14 PM

ok thanks for the respons =) im a litle paranoid about irc..
Posted By: codemastr

Re: security issues? - 10/08/03 08:24 PM

If you want to stay safe on IRC there are 4 rules to follow:

1.) Don't download files from people you don't know/trust
2.) Don't click every link you see
3.) Don't type everything someone tells you, e.g. things like "Type $decode(........) to stop spam!" Pretty much, any time someone tells you to type something that contains $decode you should NOT do it.
4.) Don't give out information about yourself to people you don't know/trust.

If you follow those rules, you'll be pretty much safe. Of course other things can help as well, like having a good virus scanner and firewall.
Posted By: nightstal

Re: security issues? - 11/08/03 09:22 AM

there are several kind of bots that are used in chat rooms these mainly keeps the room going +v voice or @ op people that come in channel when the owner is of line and on line.

unless you know the person that pm's you personal message then close the window once you accept the message and start chatting to create a peer2peer and some gits out there send a dll file to you thand in certain ways thay can get into you computer.

if you use other room like to dl

mp3
dvd
apps
games

and that sort of thing then beware thay may or may not contain trogons or viruses that will infect your computer.

its best to use a firewall and a anti trogeon and a antivirus programe at all times when accepting files from a peer2peer.

it sounds silly but take a bit of advice use all 3 at once safe is better than a computer crash or a harddrive wipe out.

i have myself learned the hard way i use all 3 and thay are never truned off even when i am not connected to the net.
Posted By: Watchdog

Re: security issues? - 11/08/03 10:49 AM

I agree with codemastr simply because prevention is far better than cure.
Posted By: ParaBrat

Re: security issues? - 11/08/03 04:59 PM

Just dont be mislead into thinking that using scanners and firewalls does more than offer some protection. I'm with codemastr and Watchdog, only really safe way is to just say no
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