First, you must comply with the elementary caution when using numbers. Basic rules ICQ-Safety: 1. Do not put a simple password. In no case can not be put passwords shorter than 4 characters, simple passwords form 123456, and and passwords that have semantic meaning: password, icqpass, myuin, masha, windows, etc. The password should be complex enough to preclude his selection and at the same time so that you can remember it and a couple of years. 2. Do not save your password in the ICQ-client not to use the official clients under icq Lite.
The most popular mistake. There is one very important point: some of the ICQ-client (for example, all the official client version under icq Lite) physically, in any case keep the password even if the check 'Save Password' you will not put. You can check this by a special utility (program only shows the passwords and will not send anything anywhere). Trojans are constantly improved and can get your password of any ICQ-client: qip, Miranda, & rq not to mention the official client. For example, for qip is a small program that gets the locally stored password (similar to the previous tool, it's not a trojan – a program running locally and no hidden functions). Remember! Of Trojan horse is not insured nobody! Trojan – it is extremely despicable thing. 3. Do not click on any links sent to you via icq or e-mail strangers or unfamiliar people.
This is one of the main rules of safe operation of the web, but some people for some reason, it often seems that their ICQ-friend with whom they had two days interesting to communicate, can not send them a link to a virus (or page, infected with the virus). People, be Alert! 4. Do not use your icq number in internet cafes, clubs, etc. institutions. In any local network with Internet access can be installed a program that catches all the passwords from icq. It can be as legally installed program, the results of which no one will use to steal your number and a Trojan horse, caught the inexperienced administrator.