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Assorted Rants Tagged ‘C/C++’, page 1:

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”?”

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”

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”