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Why is IRC still around?
From: "WB" <cab75 () comcast net>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 18:08:28 -0500



-----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?

A lot us MS to spread, does that mean we should drop it?

2) A considerable amount of "script kiddies" originate and grow through
IRC?

E-mail, AIM, and other methods, list drop all of them?

3) A wee bit of software piracy occurs?

FTP, SCP,  RCP

4) That many organized DoS attacks through PC zombies are initiated through
IRC?

E-mail, worms and viruses spread via udp and exploit NetBIOS, let's drop
them.

5) The anonymity of the whole thing helps to foster all the illegal and
malicious activity that occurs?
The list goes on and on...

Freedom of speech.... Let's kill that.

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

As with anything, there is good and bad, lets not throw the baby out with
the bath water.  The malicious ones are the minority, lets not punish the
majority for their actions. 

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