[Techtalk] Getting names and addresses of forum users
dev_null at iriXx.org
Thu Sep 19 09:03:21 EST 2002
On Thu, 2002-09-19 at 18:27, Arashi wrote:
> At one linux forum I often visit, someone recently said he(she?) was
> planning to publish (though not at this particular forum) the real names and
> addresses of trolls who had been regularly flaming him/her.
> The impression I got from that thread was that grabbing people's names and
> addresses thru a forum they're members of is quite easy. Is this true, or
> is it just script kiddie bravado? How is this possible? I'm not asking
> because I want to do it myself - I just don't want it to happen to me.
this was happening on a Usenet forum i belonged to... the guy doing it
was either using 192.com, if he knew peoples phone numbers, or whois
lookup tools like www.samspade.org if people have their own domain
names. i was one of the people being trolled, and quickly got my ISP to
change my registration details so that my home address wasnt showing...
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