IRC, how safe is it?

Daniel C. dcrookston at gmail.com
Sat Sep 23 05:24:50 MDT 2006


On 9/23/06, SlackwareKid <linuxbeginner at gmail.com> wrote:
> How safe is IRC, I'm not allowed to use it because my brother and my
> dad said that it isn't to safe for the network. I was wondering, how
> safe is IRC?

Using it will reveal your IP address to anyone on the same server as
you.  That may be what they meant.  I'd be really surprised if a
protocol that old had inherent security flaws.  Just make sure to use
a good client, and (as always) don't download random stuff from people
you don't know.

Dan



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