Opening Pandora’s Box

As some of you know from a recent group notice I sent out, there’s a lot of chatter of late concerning the use of RedZone to detect alts and copybotters.  Aside from its deficiencies and inability to truly track anyone with even a drop of true copybotting intent, it would seem this device is designed and used for outing alts and mining residents’ private real information information, i.e., IP address, host servers and/or domains, real life geographical locations, to name a few.

The implications of this usage are horrendous and as I write this, I am shocked that Linden Labs allows such a blatant violation of the TOS to continue.

Nonetheless, I would strongly urge any follower of my blog to take a look at the JIRA connected to this issue.  Reviewe each and every comment, as some of the posts seem to be from people of a dubious nature alleging to be *gasp* Lindens.  https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-24746?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=242290

Its enough to make you wonder who’s truly running the asylum.

As you read the comments, you’ll find a few interesting links taking you to other forums where this issue is discussed further.  I think none are as helpful as Boy Lane’s site, in which instructions are laid out for the blocking of RedZone.  I would like to point out that I recently made several of you aware of a RedZone detector, Green Zone.  Boy has cast doubt on the safety of this tool, as it would seem to have been manufactured by a known copybotter.

Boy’s blog is here; http://my.opera.com/boylane/blog/how-to-block-zf-redzone

Stay informed!

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