The terms "Denial of Service" or "nuke" describe a type of attack against computers
connected to the Internet, causing the computer to disconnect or crash. These attacks
are illegal under Title 18, United States Code (maximum fine $4,000 or up to 2 years
imprisonment). Often the victims are people on Internet Relay Chat (IRC), but nuking
is not part of IRC, so you can't get back at these people through IRC, nor can IRCops
Do not disclose any information you consider to be private, i.e., passwords, credit
card numbers, home address, telephone numbers or any other personal information.
IRC is an open community that is not strictly monitored. Parents may wish to consider
whether or not to allow their children to participate in IRC. Before using our IRC
services, you should make sure you read all of the documentation available in the
Chat Forum and understand the risks and responsibilities involved. Parents wishing
to implement controls on their children's usage of IRC should visit a Security Tips
site and consider implementing one of the Parental Controls offered there.