Rez with confidence

Monday, July 28, 2008

There is a new exploit that has some people concerned which allegedly makes it possible for people to steal items you have rezzed. You can read the thread for all the details, but basically:

  • You have to have a custom-hacked viewer to do it. You can't steal things with the standard viewer
  • People can only steal things if they're rezzed in-world. It's not possible to steal items out of your inventory. It is possible, however, to steal an item that you're wearing (attached).
  • If someone steals something that's copy-ok, they get an identical copy to yours (same creator, same permissions). If they steal something that's not copy-ok, then you lose your copy.
  • Unlike CopyBot, which can't copy scripts, this exploit takes everything -- prims, textures, scripts, and all.
Understandably, a lot of people are taking expensive, no-copy items back into inventory. And some people have reported losing chims that were full of no-copy anims, which is unfortunate.

But, if you own an expensive Procyon game, you don't have anything to worry about. The Procyon Asset Protection system comes to the rescue! If you notice one day your game is missing, you can use your remote to get a new one. No big deal. So keep your games rezzed and available for everyone to play.

If someone does steal your game, the thief won't get much. The Asset Protection System locks the game to your avatar, so when the thief tries to rez his stolen copy, it won't work.


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