In today's update (0.7.7.5) I've added a command for displaying the server's player status (smac_status). It's meant to be a simple alternative to the existing 'status' command.
It's possible for an attacker to temporarily disable the status command on your server, and combined with a unicode-mess for a name can make it very annoying for admins to kick them. If you find this happening on your server, you can do one of the following:
- Use smac_status in console
- Use the existing status command from the server console
- Use rcon or sm_rcon (1.4+) with the existing status command
Then grab their UserID and easily kick/ban them.
It's becoming increasingly more common for this to be abused. Now you're prepared!