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Remove irc whowas history [closed]

I registered a "foo" account on freenode irc server. When I run /whowas foo I can see the last login of "foo" user and public IP. I want to remove that information and I have tried to connect/...
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Packet analysis of IRC traffic

I've been going through this malware traffic analysis exercises and part of the malicious traffic detected is IRC traffic over non-standard port 443. This is picked up by ET Snort rule sid:2000348; ...
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Is SSL/TLS pointless for IRC?

Assuming a network which has absolutely no support for SSL/TLS, as rationalised by this blog post, is it possible guarantee the security of privileged operator connections? There are already ...
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What happens to messages sent in IRC without voice?

I was in an SSL secured IRC earlier and accidentally pasted and sent something sensitive in a channel in which I didn't have voice permissions. I got the error: You need voice (+v) I'm new to IRC ...
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How is IRC so secure/untraceable that hackers and pirates use it to communicate?

Whats is special about IRC that hackers use it to do online meetings ignoring every other way like messengers or social media? It seems to be very secure that it gets used to send commands to victims ...