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Channel security

150 | 12.01.2024 | IRCGuide

The first thing you have to learn about IRC security is this very simple fact: you can never be 100% safe. It does not matter how many botnets you have, how well set up your firewall… if the bad guys really want to, they will find a way to make your life miserable. They can coordinate hundreds of compromised accounts to attack you all at once. Channels are taken over every day, even ones run by very experienced people. They’ve even shut down whole IRC networks for weeks or months at a time! That’s just a fact of life on the internet. So rule #1 of channel security is staying out of trouble in the first place. In the following we will address the most common channel problems in roughly increasing order of complexity.