Unicode Obfuscation & Detecting Spam Over IRC

The Problem: A Botnet is spamming your server.  Spamfilter isn’t working.  Time to get crafty. “ΑTTⲚ: This ⅽhɑnᥒеl һɑs moᴠеd to irc.frеeᥒоdᥱ.net #⁄jоiᥒ” “AΤΤⲚ: Thⅰѕ chɑnnel haѕ moᴠed tഠ irc.frᥱeᥒoⅾе.nᥱt #/јoіn” “ATTΝ፡ Тhiѕ cһaᥒnel һas mоᴠed tഠ irc.frееnode.net ﹟∕jⲟin” “AТΤN: Thiѕ chaᥒᥒel has mоveⅾ to іrс.frеenoⅾе.ᥒᥱt #/јoⅰᥒ” “AТTN﹕ Thiѕ cһannеl һaѕ mo⋁eԁ to irc․freenoⅾᥱ․nеt #/јoіn” “ΑΤTN︓ Tһis chɑnnᥱl hаѕ moved tο irc.freenode.ᥒet #/ϳoiᥒ” “ΑTТN: Ꭲhis ϲһɑnnel һaѕ moᴠed to ⅰrc.frеeᥒoԁе.ᥒet #⧸joіn” “ATTN: This ⅽһannel һas mοvеd to irc.frᥱеnοԁе.net #/join” Notice […]

Sick of disk failures?  Let’s learn to stop acting like such a casualOp.

RAID. WAT? Just relax, with a quick googling we snag a definition from wiki: RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a data storage virtualization technology that combines multiple physical disk drive components into one or more logical units for the purposes of data redundancy, performance improvement, or both. Those are just words.  How does […]

Using Ethics In Web Design

Read it and force yourself to grow.  The sooner we get informed, the sooner we can start making a concerted effort to deal with these problems. Or we can wait and see if maybe the internet will just fix itself. Developers and designers need to initiate a conversation about the ethics of web design, i.e. […]