February 15th, 2002, 12:50 AM
February 15th, 2002, 12:54 AM
No, they can't see your IP. They can, however, if you're directly connected to them, so if you're weary, don't do that.
February 15th, 2002, 12:57 AM
When you start a program you open ports to communicate. So that in itself could leave you open for an attack, not to mention you're using a really well known chat client with really well known exploits.
Sounds like you need to be introduced to my friend Mr.Google. Mr.Google has most, if not all, the answers. And you can even go talk to Mr.Google for free. http://www.google.com
I would use the advanced search function and there is even a tutorial for just that here at AO.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
- Samuel Johnson
February 15th, 2002, 01:07 AM
GET A FIREWALL!
Tiny Personal Firewall
NeoTrace and NeoWatch -- neoTrace allows you to see geographically on a map,
Good Posts people keep it up
February 15th, 2002, 01:38 AM
Thanks for your great answers.
by the way, i do know and use google. but maybe thats strange me only, but when i come to a message board dedicated to a certain topic i wopuld rather ask the people there, then search dozens of sites in the hope to finding the pearl of answer.
maybe its bad of me to do so. but i really belived that is what message boards are here for in the first place.
Thanks anyway, for telling me about google too.