November 19th, 2001 02:14 AM
ICQ - Not Secure?
I've never been an ICQ or Instant Messager fan - I prefer IRC. But friends and family want to use it. What can "they" ("they" - meaning script kiddies) do to ICQ users, especially this latest and greatest version?
Simply Astrid ......
or sometimes just \"Simple Astrid!\"
November 19th, 2001 07:44 AM
AFAIK... they can find your IP address through ICQ, because of the way it is set up in terms of communication, they can flood you with messages, and sometimes spoof messages from other users. And they can add you without your permission to their contact lists. (KakoKool insists that it isn't possible, even after I added him to my contact list and deleted him off three times without his permission )
If you have the icq-webserver installed... I have no idea, but it did have vulnerabilities. (It's a plugin)
If nobody technically-knowledgable is on the machine, I would mildly suggest not using ICQ.
[HvC]Terr: L33T Technical Proficiency
November 20th, 2001 11:11 PM
isnt' there an option that you can talk through the server and soforth not reveal your IP? just wondrin