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post #1 of 252 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 252 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 04:26 PM
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But I like "fluffy".
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so how do we change it???

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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go to your profile details change it
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Sorry Stick I guess this means you can't use "password" as your password

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Ok ,I never insulate
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Sorry Stick I guess this means you can't use "password" as your password
If I can give up "fluffy" Stick should give up "password". I don't feel sorry for him at all.

PS- I got mine changed tooooo. Man I better stop.
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so how do we change it???
I clicked on the account settings tab up the top left , then to the right there's " edit password and email settings "
I have changed mine using numbers ,letters ,lower and upper case and a symbol with a total length of 10 characters . That should keep them from hacking our site

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It has to be simple or I can't remember it.
So what does it hurt if someone finds out your pass word ? they can't do anything.
It is not like compromising your bank account.
I am always leary of this statement" we are doing this to better your experience and the experience of the rest of the members...." Sounds like something Microsoft would say.
But if it makes you happy ,then go ahead,we will understand.
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Done did it.

Appreciate the reminder.

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If we use a password unique to this site, should not compromise any other sites...

Willco, over and out....

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