[opensource-dev] FAQ posted for Third Party Viewer Policy

Miro miro.collas at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 19:30:35 PST 2010


You might wish to make time to read this (very long) thread, if you have 
not already:

https://blogs.secondlife.com/thread/10467

Some research has been done into how the device works. Apparently it 
exploits a vulnerability in QuickTime to access users' computers and 
"mine" information about what software is, or was, installed on them.

[I say "apparently" because I have not done the research myself and so 
cannot verify what others have written.]

On 02/28/2010 10:20 PM, Tigro Spottystripes wrote:
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> AFAIK it doesn't claim to be able to detect them all the time, nor to be
> able to detect all clients that might be out there; it shouldn't be
> possible to do it, if he does make claims opposite to that he would be
> lying.
>
> On 1/3/2010 00:15, Maggie Leber (sl: Maggie Darwin) wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 9:38 PM, Bryon Ruxton<bryon at slearth.com>  wrote:
>>
>>> An LSL function somewhere to identify viewers would help.
>>> Leave then to us the ability to make inworld tools to control who gets in or
>>> not.
>>
>> Your attention is directed to SVC-4636.  I'm sure your support would
>> be welcomed by some.
>>
>> Others know such a move would only increase the incentive for spoofing
>> any identifier that might be used, regardless of what the ToS might
>> say. Someone who's engaged in content copying is unlikely to be
>> deterred by committing one more ToS violation.
>>
>> There is already at least one viewer developer who is also selling a
>> product claiming to identify (by some secret proprietary means)
>> avatars running "bad" viewers and ban them.
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