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“No Bugs” Hare
Author:“No Bugs” Hare  Follow: TwitterFacebook
Species:H.A.R.E. (as "Honest And Restless Engineer")
Job Title:Sarcastic Architect
Hobbies:Thinking Aloud, Arguing with Managers, Annoying HRs,
Calling a Spade a Spade, Keeping Tongue in Cheek
 
'No Bugs' Bunny

Once upon a time, in a rabbit outsourcing warren of Bunnylore, there was a young software developer bunny. And as a developer, he has had one very unusual treat: he was obsessed with eliminating all the bugs he can get his forelegs on. So, it is not surprising that his friends called him a “No Bugs” Bunny (or simply “NoBugs”).

Later on, he grew up, so he decided that “Bunny” in his name has became inappropriate (not to mention potential arguments with Warner Brothers), so he has asked all his friends to call him “No Bugs” Hare. He has made a career as a team lead and software architect, and they lived happily ever after.

“No Bugs” Hare Opera Omnia, Vol.1:

Bot Fighting 104. Known Bots and Environment Scans.

Quote: “Most of multi-million-dollar games have a special team dealing specifically with public and semi-private bots.”
Another Quote: “it might help to ensure that whatever-information-you-collect, DOES NOT leave the player’s box”
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Bot Fighting 203: (Re)Actors and Short Stacks

Quote: “there will be almost-zero information available via reading the stack frames.”
Another Quote: “If your game is NOT really time-critical – we can go all the way to the full-scale Tor-like network out of obfuscation-only (Re)Actors”
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Experience with development server 7x cheaper than Linode/DO

Preamble As I wrote a few weeks ago, I am currently developing an open-souce ithare::obf library. And apparently, to make sure it works more or less consistently, a Damn Lot(tm) of randomized testing (and preferably under different compilers) is necessary. As a result, last week I found myself in a search for a cheap Linux box […]

Bot Fighting 202. Time-Based Protection

Quote: “Whenever we detect that the time spent within a piece-of-non-blocking-code, is more than a few seconds – then, either the system is hopelessly swapping, or we’re being debugged”
Another Quote: “What if we send not just a challenge, but a “challenge which includes some piece of code to be executed on the Client-Side”?”
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Bot Fighting 201. Part 4. Obfuscating Protocols. Versioning.

Quote: “we can handle several Client versions (each with its own obfuscation) with the very same Server.”
Another Quote: “Then, if/when a zero-day bug is encountered in TLS – our obfuscation does provide additional protection even before the attacker can reach the code with that zero-day vulnerability”
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Bot Fighting 201, part 3. ithare::obf: An Open Source Data+Source Randomized Obfuscation Library

Quote: “This is all what the-best-available-decompiler was able to do with our obfuscated code”
Another Quote: “Performance-wise, we can do A LOT of obfuscation per network tick”
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