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    Second Life Pic of the day is "N°1144 - You Got Me ♪", from Rina Edenflower

    To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group.

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    Something is wrong, something is amiss! Can you uncover the cause of the mysterious catastrophe that is causing chaos in Linden Realms?



    In “Linden Realms: The Wrath of Ruth,” you'll need to navigate through smoke and debris to collect crystals and earn Linden Dollars. Along the way, you’ll have to dodge rock monsters, fireballs and other fiery obstacles to save Linden Realms.


    So, how did this all happen? While the rest of the grid was busy catching magical Glytches, the evil Ruth used this distraction to her advantage. Using Magellan Linden’s coffin, Ruth altered the course of a comet to come crashing down on Linden Realms. Now the region burns with flames as hot as her wrath.

    Can you put an end to Ruth’s madness?


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    Linden Lab
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    By Linden Lab,

    Hi everyone.

    As I’m sure most of y’all have noticed, Second Life has had a rough 24 hours. We’re experiencing outages unlike any in recent history, and I wanted to take a moment and explain what’s going on.

    The grid is currently undergoing a large DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. Second Life being hit with a DDoS attack is pretty routine. It happens quite a bit, and we’re good at handling it without a large number of Residents noticing. However, the current DDoS attacks are at a level that we rarely see, and are impacting the entire grid at once.

    My team (the Second Life Operations Team) is working as hard as we can to mitigate these attacks. We’ve had people working round-the-clock since they started, and will continue to do so until they settle down. (I had a very late night, myself!)

    Second Life is not the only Internet service that’s been targeted today. My sister and brother opsen at other companies across the country are fighting the same battle we are. It’s been a rough few days on much of the Internet.

    We’re really sorry that access to Second Life has been so sporadic over the last day. Trying to combat these attacks has the full attention of my team, and we’re working as hard as we can on it. We’ll keep posting on the Second Life Status Blog as we have new updates.

    See you inworld!

    April Linden
    Second Life Operations Team Lead

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    On June 15 we became aware that some classified ads had gone missing.  Upon investigation, we discovered that all renewing classified ads had expired themselves.  We have identified the cause and are in the process of replacing all of them.  There are less than 100 that we believe have already been recreated inworld and we have a plan to address those.

    To compensate for this inconvenience, we will be waiving classified ad fees for up to two weeks, depending on when your ad was set to renew. After this period your ad will be billed as usual on its expected renewal date.

    We apologize for the brief disruption to classified ads, and will update this post when the ads have been restored.


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    Hey everyone,


    It’s recently come to our attention that there has been an increase in the use of third party tools that gives account credentials and control over a Resident’s account to another Resident. This and similar products can change an account password and/or details, such as email address, which could prevent an owner from accessing an account, or even from being able to recover the account.


    We want to remind everyone that giving another Resident access to your account or account information, by any means and for any reason, is both dangerous and not permitted by the Terms of Service. An account is intended to be used solely by its creator, and keeping your account details secret and secure helps you keep it that way.


    We’d like to provide you with some quick tips on how to keep your account secure:


    Choose a secure password with upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, spaces, and symbols, and avoid common dictionary words or phrases. For instance, “password” is not a good password, but “wh4tAr g@t4P55!” is much better (though you shouldn’t use that last one either, now that all of Second Life just read it, too).


    Choose a secret security question answer. To keep your information extra secure, choose an answer that you will remember, but that no one else could possibly guess. For example, answering “What is your favorite vacation spot?” with “Potsdam, Pennsylvania” isn’t secure if you have that listed as an interest on your social media accounts. Answering “The Wide Wide World of Sports” might be much more secure!


    Keep your password and the answer to your security question secret from everyone, regardless of their relationship to you. Only you should know this information; not your significant other, family member, casual acquaintance, person with an honest look in their eye, or anyone else.


    Keep your password unique and special to Second Life. Reusing the same password across different platforms or websites makes your account vulnerable if one of those sites suffer a data breach.


    No Linden will ever ask for your password. Likewise, there is never a reason for you to enter your password to unlock an item, receive a discount, or anything else.


    Use only the official Second Life Viewer, or a Third Party Viewer from the Third Party Viewer Directory. If the viewer does not allow you to log directly into your account for any reason, the viewer is NOT secure.


    You can read more about keeping your information secure on the wiki at Linden Lab Official: Password Protection


    If you have any problems accessing your account—especially if you believe that your password or security information may be known to anyone other than you—please contact the support team by opening a support case.


    Thanks for keeping your account secure!

    -Governance Linden

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    Calling all Landowners! This Project Viewer is definitely one that you’re going to want to try out.

    So, you know the story: You have a vampire-themed area in Second Life and each Resident who visits your space has to adjust their personal environment settings to get the full spooky nighttime effect. Or, you’ve invited a bunch of friends to a sunset beach party and some of them have their environment settings at midday--not exactly what you had in mind. You’ve long dreamed about the day when you can control the environment settings for all Residents visiting your space. We’re happy to say that your dream has now come true.

    The Environment Settings (Windlight Region Settings) Project Viewer, available today, gives you the opportunity to try the new region environmental controls that include sky, water, and day cycle settings. This feature gives landowners and region managers the ability to customize and define unique environmental region settings that are automatically shared by others in that region (unless those users have chosen personal overrides). Now, your vampire destination will always be dark and scary and everyone at your beach party can enjoy a perfect, beautiful sunset.

    One last thing before you get started. For now, everyone in your region must be using this Project Viewer to see the customized environment you’ve set.  Otherwise, the lighting will appear as it as it would normally. When we’ve completed this trial, and made any needed changes, we’ll roll this feature into the SL Viewer Beta and eventually, the main SL Viewer.

    So, give it a go and let us know what you think!

    Helpful Links:
        •    Download the Environment Settings (Windlight Region Settings) Project Viewer
             Windows | Macintosh | Linux
        •    Environment Settings (Windlight Region Settings) Project Viewer documentation on the SL Wiki
        •    File Bugs in the SL Viewer (VWR) section of JIRA and link to STORM-1126 issue
        •    Share Your Experiences on this thread in the Land Forum
        •    Follow us on Twitter @Secondlife and tweet using the hashtag #SLViewer

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