Lunchtime PHP Deobfuscation

I came across the bit of code posted below today while browsing Stack Overflow. The user who posted the question was asking what this bit of code actually did. He was aware that it was malicious due to the fact that it was on his server without his knowledge, and obfuscated. Unfortunately the question was marked as off topic, “Questions asking us to recommend or find a book, tool, software library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic”.

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I'm Not Flattered - Plagiarism

At the moment my blog doesn’t have all that many posts on it, and I really don’t consider myself a serious blogger. I write when I feel like it, and in whatever tone I’m feeling like writing in at the moment. Odd as it may seem, I’m not normally writing with the intent of being read. This doesn’t mean that I don’t care when people read my articles. It’s especially good to receive comments and engage in discussion, but I’m not motivated to find as many readers as possible. I seldom share links to my blog posts on other sites, I simply write posts and visitors find them on search engines, or don’t find them at all.

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Goodbye WordPress

Hello Jekyll

I’ve been intending on migrating my blog to a static site for quite some time, for security, speed, and generally just being more minimalist. The primary issue preventing me from making the change was fear of commitment. Hugo looked like an excellent option, as did Hyde (not to be confused with the Jekyll Template). I decided to go with Jekyll simply because of the size of its community, and because of GitHub Pages (which I’m still not using until they support HTTPS for custom domains).

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