Do duf files contain any identifying information?

Hello

I hired a daz contractor to do some work for me, I send him my duf files to complete and render. He did a poor job and we are in a feud for more than a year, he said he is a hacker and will ruin me. I only gave him a  junk email address and I paid him with bitcoin, but he claims he has some personal info from my duf files. Do duf files store any history informaion (like Daz serial numbers?) or info about  my computer , or ip address information?

Thanks 

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  • nemesis10nemesis10 Posts: 3,286

    polydon81 said:

    Hello

    I hired a daz contractor to do some work for me, I send him my duf files to complete and render. He did a poor job and we are in a feud for more than a year, he said he is a hacker and will ruin me. I only gave him a  junk email address and I paid him with bitcoin, but he claims he has some personal info from my duf files. Do duf files store any history informaion (like Daz serial numbers?) or info about  my computer , or ip address information?

    Thanks 

    Nope, and, if you didn't encrypt it, you can even go through it with a text editor.  

  • lilweeplilweep Posts: 2,253

    maybe pay people that do work for you

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 37,938

    they can if you entered the details into DAZ Studio yourself and are not compressed

     

  • PerttiAPerttiA Posts: 9,593

    WendyLuvsCatz said:

    they can if you entered the details into DAZ Studio yourself and are not compressed

    The duf file only has the author's name (or alias), whatever one has identified oneself as. I have never told my computers or the programs, who I am - Why should I?

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 37,938

    PerttiA said:

    WendyLuvsCatz said:

    they can if you entered the details into DAZ Studio yourself and are not compressed

    The duf file only has the author's name (or alias), whatever one has identified oneself as. I have never told my computers or the programs, who I am - Why should I?

    and often email, I have seen it in files from others

    mine just says Author 

  • nemesis10nemesis10 Posts: 3,286

    WendyLuvsCatz said:

    PerttiA said:

    WendyLuvsCatz said:

    they can if you entered the details into DAZ Studio yourself and are not compressed

    The duf file only has the author's name (or alias), whatever one has identified oneself as. I have never told my computers or the programs, who I am - Why should I?

    and often email, I have seen it in files from others

    mine just says Author 

    My experience is that is done in the final packaging of a product; otherwise, it probably says "product".  It is easy enough to check.

  • BejaymacBejaymac Posts: 1,851

    When you first run DS4 you have to setup your authorship data, for most that is just a name, but you can have your email and website in there as well.

    This info is added to every DUF/DSF file you create in DS4, to see what info is being added to your files go "Edit > Preferences", the attached image shows the Preferences window you will get, the red "box" shows the area this info will appear.

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  • SofaCitizenSofaCitizen Posts: 1,634

    polydon81 said:

    Hello

    I hired a daz contractor to do some work for me, I send him my duf files to complete and render. He did a poor job and we are in a feud for more than a year, he said he is a hacker and will ruin me. I only gave him a  junk email address and I paid him with bitcoin, but he claims he has some personal info from my duf files. Do duf files store any history informaion (like Daz serial numbers?) or info about  my computer , or ip address information?

    Thanks 

     

    Maybe I am old but it sounds like you didn't give money to a "daz contractor" but a child. Obviously, we only have your side of the story, but claiming to be a "hacker" and threatening to ruin someone or expose personal details are not the words of a professional.

     

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 37,938

    Bejaymac said:

    When you first run DS4 you have to setup your authorship data, for most that is just a name, but you can have your email and website in there as well.

    This info is added to every DUF/DSF file you create in DS4, to see what info is being added to your files go "Edit > Preferences", the attached image shows the Preferences window you will get, the red "box" shows the area this info will appear.

    yes, one person on the forum presumably  accidentally added a clipboard full of kanji then wondered why all their duf files were full of Chinese cheeky 

  • FrinkkyFrinkky Posts: 388
    edited March 2023

    polydon81 said:

    Hello

    I hired a daz contractor to do some work for me, I send him my duf files to complete and render. He did a poor job and we are in a feud for more than a year, he said he is a hacker and will ruin me. I only gave him a  junk email address and I paid him with bitcoin, but he claims he has some personal info from my duf files. Do duf files store any history informaion (like Daz serial numbers?) or info about  my computer , or ip address information?

    Thanks 

    You can check the contents of the duf files you sent them as they are not encrypted (it might be compressed though). You can open the file in a text editor. If it's garbled then unzip the file using 7zip.

    The header of the document is as follows, the only potential personal data are author, email and website. There's no system information or ip etc:

    "file_version" : "0.6.1.0",

    "asset_info" : {

    "id" : "/People/Genesis%208/Characters/random.duf",

    "type" : "character",

    "contributor" : {

    "author" : "",

    "email" : "",

    "website" : ""

    },

    "revision" : "1.0",

    "modified" : "2011-11-11T11:11:11Z"

    Post edited by Frinkky on
  • AgitatedRiotAgitatedRiot Posts: 4,310

    What is a Daz Contractor? Is there such a thing?

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 37,938

    lilweep said:

    maybe pay people that do work for you

    they did

    in bitcoin indecision 

  • SofaCitizenSofaCitizen Posts: 1,634

    Bitcoin does seem to be the currency of choice for "hackers" and scams

  • AgitatedRiot said:

    What is a Daz Contractor? Is there such a thing?

    Presumably a contractor using Daz [Studio]. Daz doesn't have contractors that it hires out to others.

    And yes, the only personal information will be the stuff in the Preferences - unless some of the assets used (e.g. textures) were in a non-mapped location (not in an active content directory) in whichc ase the absolute path would have been given, which might include your account name.

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