Due to some recent activity, I thought it would be wise to remind our users about a topic that is so obvious that we tend to forget about it.
While we are a very friendly and welcoming community here at the Binary Revolution, this means that anyone and everyone is equally welcome here. In most cases, these are hackers that you may already know, may have spoken to on phone conferences, may have met at conventions, or may have other real world relationships with. In all of these cases, you are pretty safe. But just because we are a friendly hacking forum, does not mean that everyone here is your friend. Believe me, there are many people on this forum who hate my guts. Worse than that (and more to the point) is the danger factor that someone may not be who they appear.
The fact of the matter is that you have no idea who is on the other end of that account. They may be a member of a government office, a a security admin from a company, or a black hat hacker who is trying to get you to do something that you really should not be doing. You really do not know. Names and information can be faked easily as we all know. Even the donors forum or Agents forum may fall prey to this. The Donors forum is available to anyone who donates, so do not let that make you think that all Donors are trustworthy. I would hope that they are, but I am not foolish enough to completely trust anyone that I don't know personally. Feds and informants probably troll these forums all the time. They are as welcome as everyone else, but do not be tricked into doing anything stupid.
It is for that reason that you should NEVER trust any communications from ANY USER that you do not know to be trustworthy! Do not give out information to anyone that you do not know including in Private Messages. They may not be who they claim to be and they may not have the motives that they claim to have.
You can, for the most part, trust the moderators. You do not have to, but be aware that I personally know all of my moderators by name and communicate with them all by phone regularly. If any people on the forums are trustworthy, it would be them. But even after saying that, you should still be wary.
Announcement: WARNING: Trust No one!
Posted by StankDawg
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