- Name: Guamanian
- Email: email@example.com
- Local IMC: Formerly with Victoria IMC, I am now a ronin IMC-ista.
I continue to work on an individual basis on the following projects:
. Please email me if you know the URL of a research paper or essay that should be added to the collection.
I am no longer actively working on the following projects:
, a workspace for writing a basic editorial policy that many IMCs may wish to consider as a template. See the backgrounder/summary
for more information on this project.
Newswire Defense Manual:
This proposed companion manual to 'Censorship In Times of Netwar'
was intended to be a tactical guide to defending your Newswire from social Netwar attacks. As I'm no longer active in a local IMC, I've decided not to complete this manual: security threats and appropriate responses continually evolve, so much what I know will no longer be applicable. I'll leave the partial outline posted, since it may still be a useful framework for thinking about some aspects of IMC security, particularly with regards to troll attacks:
Newswire Defense: A Netwar Perspective: How to defend your newswire against common Netwar attacks
- Limits and Cautions on the Netwar metaphor
Strategy (Editorial = Strategy)
- Noise-to-Signal effects on usability
- Effects on user site perception
Tactics (Admin = Tactics)
- 'War of Position' - Promoted | Visible | Hidden | Deleted
- Trolltrap [with PHP Code sample]
- Trollblocker [with PHP Code sample]
- Flood attacks [Single-IP Troll Attacks]
- Swarm attacks [Coordinated Multi-IP Troll Attacks]
Landmemes: Destabilization Attacks
False Flag Attacks
Cloaked Content Insertion
- Link Infiltration [i.e. Links to fascist sites as payload in an unrelated carrier story]
- Planted Evidence [i.e. bomb-making instructions or death threat 'hidden' in a long post]
- Bandwidth Suction Attacks [i.e. planting and linking to large rich-media files, such as feature length films, to encourage excessive bandwidth usage. Used successfully to attack IMCs in Italy, which were stuck with multi-terabyte bandwidth bills.]
- 26 Sep 2006