Oz Linden, Technical Director for the Second Life platform at Linden Lab, has issued a blog post indicating the Android client “IM To SecondLife” has been blocked from accessing Second Life.
While no specifics have obviously been given, the blog post notes the reason for the blocking is due to the committing “serious violations of the Policy on Third Party Viewers relating to user account security and user privacy.”
The blog post goes on to provide direct security advice for users who may have downloaded and made use of “IM to SecondLife”:
If you have ever used that viewer, Linden Lab strongly suggests that you secure your Second Life account, beginning with updating your password on the Second Life account page:
We may need to temporarily hold some accounts in connection with this incident. Please ensure that your contact information is up to date and verify your email address: https://accounts.secondlife.com/change_email/
Oz Linden, Technical Director for Second Life
concerning the “IM to SecondLife” Android client
Within the notice, Oz goes on to remind Second Life users:
(Above emphasis my own.)
According to Google Play, “IM to SecondLife” was released in September 2015, and since then has seen more than 10,000 downloads. If you have at any time used “IM to SecondLife”, or know someone who has, please ensure you read the blog post from the Lab and take the recommended action, or direct those you believe to be using it to read the post.
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Is this what happened to Lumiya Viewer or is it a different story for why it is no longer included in the TPVD or mentioned anywhere else recently ?
Unlikely that Lumiya was unlisted for an infraction like this, simply because the Lab would have issued a notice were it to be the case.
Obviously, there are multiple reasons why a viewer / client can be removed from the TPV Directory, including the creator requesting its removal. Given Alina’s dedication to developing Lumiya and her care in keeping it within the Lab’s TPV requirements, I would say this is more likely the case. Should I ger a reply to enquiries from her that can be made public concerning Lumiya, I’ll be sure to post it.
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