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RE: Why is IRC still around?
From: "Richard Stevens" <richard () tccnet co uk>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 19:26:31 -0000

In the last year or two of subscribing to FD, that is the single most idiotic statement I have ever read.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

        -----Original Message----- 
        From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com on behalf of Danny 
        Sent: Fri 19/11/2004 17:40 
        To: Mailing List - Full-Disclosure 
        Cc: 
        Subject: [Full-disclosure] Why is IRC still around?
        
        

        Well, it sure does help the anti-virus (anti-malware) and security
        consulting business, but besides that... is it not safe to say that:
        
        1) A hell of a lot of viruses/worms/trojans use IRC to wreck further havoc?
        2) A considerable amount of "script kiddies" originate and grow through IRC?
        3) A wee bit of software piracy occurs?
        4) That many organized DoS attacks through PC zombies are initiated through IRC?
        5) The anonymity of the whole thing helps to foster all the illegal
        and malicious activity that occurs?
        The list goes on and on...
        
        Sorry to offend those that use IRC legitimately (LOL - find something
        else to chat with your buddies), but why the hell are we not pushing
        to sunset IRC?
        
        What would IT be like today without IRC (or the like)? Am I narrow
        minded to say that it would be a much safer place?
        
        ...D
        
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