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Posted by Abdul on Tuesday 23 June 2009

Over at Quakenet we thought we should remind you, our users, of a few important things that affect your security when using our network. We take security very seriously, and although we work very hard to ensure our users are as safe as possible, you yourselves can take measures against auth phishers and generally nasty people.

  • Hide your IP Address

This is an often overlooked feature - but if you hide your IP address, people will not be able to do anything nasty to you (such as denial of service attacks) unless they get your IP address from somewhere else. Simply use /mode yournickname +x when authed to Q to hide your IP.

  • Phishing attacks

Unfortunately there are nasty people out there who would love to steal the password to your Q account and probably any channels you own. Of course, Q reminds you every time that you should not give your Q account password to ANYONE, not even Quakenet Staff. Please ignore any messages you get asking you to change your password. Report these to #help immediately and we can deal with them for you. Also, please do not type any strange looking commands, if you do not understand what a command does - do not type it! Ask #help if in doubt.

  • Keep your details up to date with Q.

If you were to lose or forget your Q password, you can request it to be sent to your registered E-mail address. But, if you have changed this or can no longer get to that email address, we will not be able to recover your Q account for you. So, please keep your email address current on Q - see /msg Q help email on IRC.

  • Do not forget about our FAQs!

We have spent a lot of time writing our Frequently Asked Questions section to help with the common problems and questions about Quakenet and IRC. Before asking #help, take a look at the FAQs first. This goes double for the Security FAQ which contains further details and useful hints and tips to keep yourselves safe and secure on our network.

Of course if there are any questions which are not covered by the FAQs, feel free to ask in #help at any time. We would prefer seeing you asking a silly question that keeps you safe, rather than having to retrieve stolen accounts and channels! :)

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Thanks for this Abdul, the users need reminding of the nasty phishing schemes to persuade users and DDos attacks.

Purplesurge said on Wednesday 24 June 2009

Nice writeup mate.

Sorcerer said on Saturday 27 June 2009

Very nice information! ;) To many users forgot about thire own secuirity

PinFi said on Thursday 02 July 2009

Yeah.. too many users isnt thinking about the security. 10/10 Abdul. Very nice!

HeadSkott said on Thursday 02 July 2009

Usefull up to date info!

hama said on Tuesday 18 August 2009

why my always baned to bebas please suspend chanel bebas

gholen said on Wednesday 10 March 2010