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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Attention - Password and Security Update

Hey 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 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 12:20 PM
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Does that mean we should change it now or do we need to wait until the email is sent out?
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Does that mean we should change it now or do we need to wait until the email is sent out?
You should wait until you are prompted. If you are online, it should log you out and let you know you need to change your password.

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Thank you Dayle!
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After 10 years of using the old one, it's going to take me a bit to remember to use the new one. I keep getting the error message.

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After 10 years of using the old one, it's going to take me a bit to remember to use the new one. I keep getting the error message.

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