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Author Topic: IRC chatroom - web or client - problems?  (Read 3527 times)

Carol Haynes

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IRC chatroom - web or client - problems?
« on: January 20, 2009, 05:46:55 PM »
Or is it?

Every time I click on Chat! (in Firefox or IE) I get a screen asking for a screen name but when I click to join the chatroom I just get an error.

In FF it says: "TypeError: this.onerror is not a function"

I decided to install a client but when ever I connect to a channel TrendMicro RUBotted reports "Detected connection to Botnet Command and Control server" and says a Bot has started up on my system or "Detected DNS query of malicious domain". These BOT warnings only occur when I start up an IRC client, even when I disable IRC monitoring in RUBotted.

Is this just a false positive - or should I be worried?

I have tried running TrendMicro's Housecall, NOD32 AV/AS scanner and Spybot Search and Destroy but none seem to produce anything ???

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Re: IRC chatroom - web or client - problems?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 05:20:00 AM »
Many Trojans, most notably Storm, use IRC to centralize their control systems. You may find connecting to an IRC on a different port will avoid the warnings. Most IRC servers accept SSL connections on 6669 and 7000. irc.pte.hu I know listens on various ports, a list of which you can find by connecting to and reading the MOTD from the server window.

On a more personal note, this seems to be the same sort of utter inconsiderate negligence that has plagued the security software market for years on end, it really is time it stopped.

Ehtyar.

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For a client might I recommend ChatZilla under XULRunner, or KVIRC.
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« Last Edit: January 21, 2009, 05:22:10 AM by Ehtyar »

Carol Haynes

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Re: IRC chatroom - web or client - problems?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 06:01:36 AM »
Thanks - I have already downloaded Chatzilla and still get the same problem.

I can't find anywhere in Chatzill to set SSL connections or set ports. Any ideas?

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Re: IRC chatroom - web or client - problems?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 06:22:03 AM »
The online chat on dc website seems to work fine for me.

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Re: IRC chatroom - web or client - problems?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 06:28:03 AM »
This is what I get every time:

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Re: IRC chatroom - web or client - problems?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 07:32:39 AM »
I can't find anywhere in Chatzill to set SSL connections or set ports. Any ideas?

Have you tried using an ircs URL?

http://chatzilla.hac...rus.com/faq/#connect (see the end of 2.2)

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Re: IRC chatroom - web or client - problems?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 07:53:25 AM »
Thanks - yes I tried that and on the server I am using (efnet.demon.co.uk) it deosn't seem to support ircs url.

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Re: IRC chatroom - web or client - problems?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 11:15:23 AM »
Try SSL.EFNET.ORG - it dishes out ssl-enabled servers in round-robin. Afaik there's only like three client-side SSL enabled servers at the moment... You probably need to specify port as "+9999".

Anyway, if your current anti-whatever solution doesn't allow you to set up a warning-exception for your IRC client, imho it's a piece of junk and you should find something else :)
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Re: IRC chatroom - web or client - problems?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009, 12:35:54 PM »
Thanks.