Spammers are disseminating a new illegal SL client under my name [UPDATED AGAIN]

Secondly, this notecard will point you to a link on 2shared.com, where you can download a RAR file which contains a Windows-compiled version on this so-called “Neil Life” SL client (mentioned on 2share.com as “Client with copy and permission change functions.”), with the full source code. 2shared.com got an abuse report from me, but, at the time of writing this post, they haven’t deleted the RAR file yet (they seem to host these files completely anonymously and probably ignore all abuse reports). So people are still downloading it (8 downloads since my last visit there). Do not download this file (specially if you have a Windows computer). Even if it shows free of virus, anyone who creates an illegal SL client really doesn’t stop at that. It might, just like the infamous vLife, simply steal your password — you’ll never notice it until one day you log in with another client and see your L$ have disappeared (and if you’re a content creator, it’s highly likely they will steal your content too, if they caught your password). I have not audited their code, since I don’t have enough experience to do that.

And thirdly, more important for me, I have absolutely nothing to do with either “Neil Life” or anyone currently spamming other users with notecards bearing my name. Most of these notecards are quite old, possibly even from 2004 or 2005, from a time where nobody thought of spamming other users with fake identities. I’m just a victim too.

I should say that my abuse report to Linden Lab (#1606110) might probably be ignored since I couldn’t identify either the creator of the spam item or of the “Neil Life” software. So I’d naturally appreciate if anyone gets the notecard, or any information related to the creators of the illegal software, and report it to Linden Lab as well, or, if you prefer, to let me know so that I can follow up on my own reports.

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