The image of Tateru Nino's Second Life avatar, as if printed in a bookAlts (AKA alternate accounts) exist in pretty much every online and offline service, from Second Life to Social Security. Usually, identifying an online alt is just a little bit easier than identifying an offline alt.

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Alt Detector Private Edition, on the Second Life Marketplace This one, listed on the Second Life Marketplace, appears to use the same media-hack to identify the IP address of other users.

The creator suggests that this doesn’t violate the terms-of-service, since it does not send data to any person other than you, nor does it show you the data that it collects.

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Linden Lab’s Soft Linden has apparently pulled a list of everyone who got the recent notecard from AltDetector Resident just recently, and followed it up with one of his own.

That text in full …

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The Quickware Second Life Alt-detector product, Quickware Alts Pro, jumped back into the market over the weekend, maybe thinking to clean up as an alternative to RedZone, without such a prominent public profile.

Well, boom! It seems to have been slapped with the big, punitive takedown.

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