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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Attention - Password and Security Update

Hello all,

Over the next few days we will be implementing some changes to our forum password strength and password expiration policies. To make sure you continue having the best experience possible on the community, we regularly monitor the site and the Internet to keep everyone's account information safe. We've recently become aware of a potential risk to some accounts coming from outside of this community. Just to be safe, we are implementing the following changes to improve security even further:

1) We are asking everyone to change their passwords (and will force a one time reset). Along with every user on the forum, new passwords will need to be more complex, and can't be simple words (sorry, you can't have "fluffy" as your password anymore!). Please use a password unique to this community. Reusing passwords can expose your account indirectly when other websites (Twitter, Linkedin, Badoo, etc) are compromised; and

2) Your passwords will expire on a 365 day basis. When you login on the 366th day, you will have to change it.

We'll also be sending out an email to users to let them know about the changes, in upcoming weeks.

Thanks all,

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 11:14 AM
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Let's make it into a contest.the one with the coolest password gets a free lobster dinner

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Let's make it into a contest.the one with the coolest password gets a free lobster dinner
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Hello all,

Over the next few days we will be implementing some changes to our forum password strength and password expiration policies. To make sure you continue having the best experience possible on the community, we regularly monitor the site and the Internet to keep everyone's account information safe. We've recently become aware of a potential risk to some accounts coming from outside of this community. Just to be safe, we are implementing the following changes to improve security even further:

1) We are asking everyone to change their passwords (and will force a one time reset). Along with every user on the forum, new passwords will need to be more complex, and can't be simple words (sorry, you can't have "fluffy" as your password anymore!). Please use a password unique to this community. Reusing passwords can expose your account indirectly when other websites (Twitter, Linkedin, Badoo, etc) are compromised; and

2) Your passwords will expire on a 365 day basis. When you login on the 366th day, you will have to change it.

We'll also be sending out an email to users to let them know about the changes, in upcoming weeks.

Thanks all,

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The date on this is June 14 but I do not remember seeing this before today. Am I getting that mentally blind or is there another explanation. Also all the responses are from today also I doubt there would be no response from the 14th till ten days later. Ole Dirty Doc could not let it go that long. lol
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Believe it or not I saw it the 14th at work but was busy and forgot about it

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Believe it or not I saw it the 14th at work but was busy and forgot about it
I trust your word on it. Just odd that no one had any questions or comments till today. I guess I am getting older and the mind is going quicker than I thought. Just wish I could pick and choose what I don't want to remember or forget.

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I was gonna change my password then but the site kept working with the password of my old dog so I pulled the lazy human act and forgot about it.if it ain't broke,don't break it.

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Well, this morning there is a notification on the top of the page. I read said notification.. what I gather about what was said is:

in Feb 2016, VerticalScope (owners of this site), had a data breach.. June 13 they became aware of data stolen from VerticalScope was being sold online..

NOW, unless I have a total swiss cheese memory, I do NOT recall anyone notifying us about a breach in Feb.. it is possible that VerticalScope itself did not know until June. I dont know.

What *I* want to know is, did VerticalScope know about the breach before June 13. and if so, WHY they didnt tell us members about the breach.

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Well, this morning there is a notification on the top of the page. I read said notification.. what I gather about what was said is:

in Feb 2016, VerticalScope (owners of this site), had a data breach.. June 13 they became aware of data stolen from VerticalScope was being sold online..

NOW, unless I have a total swiss cheese memory, I do NOT recall anyone notifying us about a breach in Feb.. it is possible that VerticalScope itself did not know until June. I dont know.

What *I* want to know is, did VerticalScope know about the breach before June 13. and if so, WHY they didnt tell us members about the breach.
You remember well, first I've heard of it.

A lot of us sometimes have personal info in our PM inbox. Back in Feb I got notified by some other websites to change my password because I had entered the incorrect username/password several times, except I had not done that. So someone else was trying.

Time to clear the PMs.
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