[opensource-dev] Viewers in the directory are being impersonated already

Rob Nelson nexisentertainment at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 20:00:30 PDT 2010


Certain griefer viewers already bypass this form of profiling.  I won't
detail how.

Fred Rookstown

On Mon, 2010-04-12 at 16:03 -0700, Erik Anderson wrote:
> Yah, but it might start looking a bit suspicious if it looks like
> you're using computers as one-time pads, always using a different
> system for each connection for a certain account?  Might not be as
> easily detectable for the short-term accounts that get banned within
> minutes, but anything with history would stick out fairly obviously.
> 
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Dale Glass <dale at daleglass.net>
> wrote:
>         В сообщении от Вторник 13 апреля 2010 00:52:48 вы написали:
>         > There's still other facets.  For example, the approved
>         viewers get some
>         > publicity and reputation by being on the approved viewers
>         page, and it
>         >  makes people think that much harder about using sketchy
>         viewers to do
>         >  sketchy things.  (And yeah, they have to do one extra
>         sketchy thing, as
>         >  Thomas mentions.)
>         
>         I don't think it makes a big difference.
>         
>         I'm talking about a group with a "FOR THE LULZ!" motto. I
>         don't think they
>         care much about keeping any account of theirs for very long.
>         
>         >
>         > (As an aside, connecting from the same account and/or same
>         IP with random
>         > MACs seems pretty obviously strange and detectable.  There's
>         a few more
>         > hoops left to jump through there.)
>         
>         That will take some work though. At my house there are 5
>         computers that could
>         run a SL client, that's 5 MACs, all behind the same NATed IP
>         address. Schools,
>         workplaces, cafes, etc could have hundreds of legitimate ones.
>         
>         
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