IRC, how safe is it?

Dave Smith dave at
Sat Sep 23 13:52:46 MDT 2006

SlackwareKid 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?

Depends on your definition of "safe." I feel pretty safe chatting on 
#utah, but I wouldn't venture out into many other rooms. Depending on 
your moral code, IRC could also pose lots of non-technical risks. This 
may be what your family is referring to.


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