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    Re: AT&T thinks because I use IRC... I've been hacked...

    I don't get all the negativity from users about this. AT&T has a valid reason for concern and is adding value to the service they offer. +1 to AT&T and if it helps to make one user get rid of something nasty sending out spam or doing DDOS from there machine I say awesome!


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    Re: AT&T thinks because I use IRC... I've been hacked...

    Quote Originally Posted by not found View Post
    i don't get all the negativity from users about this. At&t has a valid reason for concern and is adding value to the service they offer. +1 to at&t and if it helps to make one user get rid of something nasty sending out spam or doing ddos from there machine i say awesome!


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    we realize is some cases this may be normal activity

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    Re: AT&T thinks because I use IRC... I've been hacked...

    Since I'm a normal AT&T DSL client, I got a little more curious,

    @Primefalcon: What kind of account do you have with AT&T?

    Regards.

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    Re: AT&T thinks because I use IRC... I've been hacked...

    Be aware that some IRC servers do port scans on users, apparently to check that the users aren't running insecure machines. Hmm. Don't know if that's legit, but some servers DO that and claim that's the reason.

    Perhaps the IRC connection, plus the port scan, raised some flags at your ISP.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: AT&T thinks because I use IRC... I've been hacked...

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Since I'm a normal AT&T DSL client, I got a little more curious,

    @Primefalcon: What kind of account do you have with AT&T?

    Regards.
    phone and internet (dsl high speed).
    Last edited by Primefalcon; July 11th, 2012 at 02:31 PM.

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