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Archive for March, 2013

Introducing Firestorm Mobile!™

The Phoenix Firestorm Project is proud to announce to you Firestorm Mobile™ for Second Life™ and virtual worlds.

This voice-controlled viewer is designed to run on Tablets, Smart Phones, and even Stupid Phones with absolutely no graphical capabilities whatsoever! Please watch our promotional video below for more information!

If you cannot see the video please click HERE

Only available during April 1st.

 

Sincerely,

Jessica Lyon and the Team.

Feeling Brave?

Hindsight is 20/20…

“The perfect understanding of an event after it has happened, often when you realize too late what you could have done to avoid it.” We had one of those moments shortly after our last Firestorm release when we discovered that quite a few users were experiencing a bug that made their screens pink. This bug had slipped past our Quality Assurance team and went out in the official release. The hindsight is that we could have offered a pre-release to a larger number of users than what we have in our beta group. Chances are they would have discovered the bug, we would have fixed it and it would not have been released with that bug.

Re-opening of the Firestorm Preview Group for Pre-Release testing.

We have re-opened our Phoenix-Firestorm Preview Group inworld for use as a pre-release test bed. If you are brave enough to live on the cutting edge of unreleased software, you are welcome to join this group and receive a pre-release version of Firestorm a few days before it officially goes live. Group is here…Phoenix-Firestorm Preview Group secondlife:///app/group/7ba4569c-9dd9-fed2-aaa7-36065d18a13c/about

There will be some rules however!

1/ We need your feedback. Please do not just grab the pre-release and run away. That would defeat the purpose of what we are doing, and we will not do it again. Remain in the group and report issues you’ve found. It’s especially important that you report them to our JIRA. Not familiar with or comfortable using the JIRA? We have a wiki page and a Reporting Bugs class to get you acquainted with it.
2/ Do not give the viewer download link out to anyone outside the group. That kind of thing goes viral very quickly, and if we discover during the pre-release test phase that there are some major bugs or worse — exploits — we will have already lost control of the build. If your friends want to use the viewer, the preview group is open to them, as well. The rules apply to them, too.
3/ Re-read rules #1 and #2. 

If you’re brave, we’ll see you in the preview group!

Jessica Lyon
Project Manager
The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Inc

Phishing scams on the rise again

Don’t be a victim, be informed! (re-post from April 2, 2012)

Phishing scams in Second Life

There has been an increase in Phishing attempts in the last couple weeks and a lot of people have fallen for them and lost their Second Life Accounts.

Phishing in SL is mainly the act of tricking a user into giving their login and password information through fake yet convincing Second Life login webpages.

Here is how it works. 
- Someone posts a link and sometimes text to entice you to click it, sometimes this can be a friend or someone you know (because they’ve already had their accounts hacked).
- You click the link and it takes you to what looks like a Second Life Login screen.
- You log in using your SL Username and PW.
- You’ve just been Phished and given someone your SL Login information. They can now log into your SL account, take your money, destroy your SL Property, delete your inventory.. etc etc etc.

How to avoid being Phished

If you have clicked a link, and it takes you to a login page of some kind, no matter how much it looks real… DO NOT LOG INTO IT YET!

FIRST, look at the URL very carefully. The real Linden Lab Login URL starts with
https://id.secondlife.com/…..
If it does NOT start with https://id.secondlife.com/, then it is not a real Second Life login web page. Do not log into it, and DO file an abuse report on the person who sent the link. From the Help menu,  Report Abuse.

 

If you are unsure, go to http://secondlife.com and click on the “LOGIN” at the top right. That will take you to the legit login page which starts with https://id.secondlife.com. Log into that page, then follow the link.. if the link still takes you to a log in widget.. it’s totally a scam.

If you’ve already been Phished

Immediately

- Go to http://secondlife.com
- Click the LOGIN link at the top right and enter your login information.
- On the right is a link called “Account” click it!
- Then click “Change Password” and change your password right away.

Please, protect your accounts. Think 3 times before entering your login information. Always check the URL.

Sincerely,

Jessica Lyon and the Phoenix/Firestorm Team