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Re: Why is IRC still around?
From: "ntx0f" <ntx0f () seteuid com>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 09:58:48 -0500

I think its about time to sunset this discussion, how many people need to
send emails saying the same thing?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Pachulski" <keithp () corp ptd net>
To: "Danny" <nocmonkey () gmail com>; "Mailing List - Full-Disclosure"
<full-disclosure () lists netsys com>
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 2:47 PM
Subject: RE: [Full-disclosure] Why is IRC still around?


how bout because it is entertaining and it is an easy way to communicate
with a large group of ppl at once

-----Original Message-----
From: Danny [mailto:nocmonkey () gmail com]
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 12:40 PM
To: Mailing List - Full-Disclosure
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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