Why do people try to crack Q accounts?
Unfortunately, like any other organisation that has a service for free use by the public, QuakeNet has its share of troublemakers.
The majority of our users are content to keep themselves to themselves, acting properly and recognising that they are guests on someone else's network, being provided with service at someone else's personal expense.
A few dim bulbs however are not mentally equipped to recognise the aforementioned obvious, preferring to use the network to draw attention to themselves, without actually doing any real productive work to earn that attention.
One of the ways that these socially deprived children try to make themselves noticed is by disrupting other people's private activities in a place where they can easily evade any responsibility for their actions. The internet is that place.
No one likes them, but sadly we have to live with them.
Other help articles under Security
- Automatic authentication scripts
- Fake service messages.
- How can I hide my hostname on QuakeNet?
- How to choose a secure password?
- I have set user mode +x, how do I get my old hostname back?
- I keep getting messages containing links to pornographic websites. How do I stop them?
- Malicious scripts and code.
- Things not to do.
- What is an open proxy G-line for?
- Why do people try to crack Q accounts?