Recently I got a disturbing message from a friend, this is about a person (or multiple people) that hack into your account, get your information (so also credit card), steal your lindens, or buy their own lindens from your account.
Then they put your personal information/ pictures on a certain website. Now, I will not put the link to this website, since i have no need to “promote” this kind of behavior. This might not be the only site. These kind of activities have been going on for a long time already, for example; copybotting, griefing, identity theft, bots etc. To be honest i find this most frighting, not to mention that everybody can see on your profile if you have “Payment Info Used”.
I know that other online games use authentication, for example a code sent through a message on your phone or application before you log in. This is just an example, but i am out of reason why a game such as Second Life, with real life currency involved, has no type of protection, besides passwords.
Now you can say i can transfer my information/ L$ on another account that i will keep “in the dark”, but that is absolutely a poor resolution for this issue, this is an issue i find to be resolved and worked on by Linden Lab themselves.
It already scares me enough to bring any attention about this on my name, but i find it absolutely important that this comes to light and more people will think and maybe get idea`s about this topic. It is certainly, in my option and i am sure many others, worth fighting for. We all want a fun and safe environment to work and play, there is already enough of horrifying things going on outside our computers.
Besides warning all of you with this, i also would love to hear your opinions and suggestions, and then I will address this to Linden Lab.
I am sure the more people who agree with this idea, the more chance we have bringing this to their priority!
Excuse for the long message, but again, important.