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    1. [IRC-RW] mIRC security risk and adding custom Popups
    2. When I signed onto IRC the other day, my AOL spyware program popped up a box telling me it had found a threat--called mIRC32 WAR which it told me was a security threat. It suggested I let it be blocked -- so I did. Just wanted to alert everyone that there is a danger of infection in IRC and no warning that you could become infected--no DCC or anything that would alert you to the infection so it is always good to frequently scan with your AV and spyware programs. After I blocked the mIRC32 WAR script mIRC itself was gone--totally blocked from my access. So I downloaded a new copy -- the latest version 6.2 which is supposed to offer greater security (so not a bad idea to upgrade) and then set about trying to get all my custom scripts working again. Most of them were in the familiar logical locations but when I got to trying to replace my custom "slaps" I couldn't find where to place them. Valorie suggested I look back at the past discussion of this topic in this list's archives: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/IRC-RW/2003-06/1055564287 But what I was reading didn't seem to be working for me--I went to the Popups window under /a in the toolbar on IRC but I was supposed to be seeing the default slap at the bottom of the page where I could then add my custom slaps below it, and I wasn't. It took me a while to find the answer to my problem -- but just so it won't happen to others...the default window you are viewing under the popups menu is the STATUS window. You need to click on VIEW (in the menu bar) and select NICK and then you will see the default slap at the bottom and can add your custom slaps below it. Joan

    09/04/2006 03:02:19
    1. Re: [IRC-RW] mIRC security risk and adding custom Popups
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. On Monday 04 September 2006 6:02 pm, [email protected] wrote: > When I signed onto IRC the other day, my AOL spyware program popped up a > box telling me it had found a threat--called mIRC32 WAR which it told me > was a security threat. It suggested I let it be blocked -- so I did. > Just wanted to alert everyone that there is a danger of infection in IRC > and no warning that you could become infected--no DCC or anything that > would alert you to the infection so it is always good to frequently scan > with your AV and spyware programs. > > After I blocked the mIRC32 WAR script mIRC itself was gone--totally > blocked from my access. So I downloaded a new copy -- the latest version > 6.2 which is supposed to offer greater security (so not a bad idea to > upgrade) and then set about trying to get all my custom scripts working > again. Most of them were in the familiar logical locations but when I got > to trying to replace my custom "slaps" I couldn't find where to place them. > > Valorie suggested I look back at the past discussion of this topic in this > list's archives: > > http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/IRC-RW/2003-06/1055564287 > > But what I was reading didn't seem to be working for me--I went to the > Popups window under /a in the toolbar on IRC but I was supposed to be > seeing the default slap at the bottom of the page where I could then add my > custom slaps below it, and I wasn't. It took me a while to find the answer > to my problem -- but just so it won't happen to others...the default > window you are viewing under the popups menu is the STATUS window. You > need to click on VIEW (in the menu bar) and select NICK and then you will > see the default slap at the bottom and can add your custom slaps below it. Thank you for updating us, Joan! I no longer use mIRC, and in fact, no longer use Windows. I try to stay up-to-date with Win security issues, but it is more difficult when it isn't immediate or personal. :-) This list hasn't been getting much use lately. There have been quite a few new Rootsweb IRC users, and I hope they (and all of us "old hands" too) will continue to make this list a resource. Valorie

    09/04/2006 07:10:36