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Old 06-14-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-14-2016, 04:21 PM   #2
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I made the change today to a new password as requested.
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:12 AM   #3
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Can I assume that should I change my password anytime prior to the end of 365 day period, the new password anniversary date will restart the clock for a new 365 day period?

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Old 06-15-2016, 01:21 PM   #4
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Hey there!



You do not need to change your passwords now, As you will be prompted when everything is implemented. I would wait till you are prompted, as you would have to change it again.


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Old 06-15-2016, 02:09 PM   #5
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For what it's worth, right now the board is running very slowly for me. That's a rarity here. You guys doing some tweaking at the moment?
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:24 PM   #6
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Apparently, I misunderstood exactly what to do, and when to do it. Thanks for the clarification. I have returned things back to where they were before. I will do nothing until directed to do so.
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Apparently, I misunderstood exactly what to do, and when to do it. Thanks for the clarification. I have returned things back to where they were before. I will do nothing until directed to do so.
gt40doc, I changed my yesterday after reading the announcement. I suppose I misread / understood too.

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Old 06-16-2016, 02:55 PM   #8
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Oldster,

I guess we are just to eager to please/conform to the rules. It was a no harm-no foul gesture.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:39 AM   #9
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The site still acting slow? With all the resets going on, things went a little clunky there for a bit. Should be better now however.

Let me know.

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Old 06-25-2016, 11:03 AM   #10
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Thank you.

You can ignore the message I sent in the "Contact Us" section. I probably should have looked for this first.
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