Word of warning, before performing any tests like this let your hosting provider, or data center NOC know. If they are running IDS tools on the network they may catch the scan attempts and block the IP addresses.
A good test would be to post on some script kiddies' vbulletin board, "all you script kiddies suck!".
IRC works too. Just go to #scriptkiddes and say the same thing.
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So to answer your question, an IRC client or web browser is all you need.
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Originally posted by bitserve A good test would be to post on some script kiddies' vbulletin board, "all you script kiddies suck!".
Perhaps Brad should bill himself as the "unhackable host" and issue a press release that offers $500 to anyone who can hack his server? That would have the same effect as your plan, but reach a wider audience .