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post #21 of Old 07-04-2016, 08:55 PM
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I understand the need to reset everyone's password because you system has been compromised but I don't understand or like being forced to make a complicated password, it's not like I'm logging into my bank account or anything like that.
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I understand the need to reset everyone's password because you system has been compromised but I don't understand or like being forced to make a complicated password, it's not like I'm logging into my bank account or anything like that.
Hey liz,

First off, I love your pencil and ink work. you have great attention to detail, good perspective, and an overall good composition of shading, occlusion and control. love it. keep up the good work!

secondly, I understand its a bit over the top. But the password mandatory going out can be changed in the UserCP. you can change it to anything you like after its been reset. To answer the question about bank security, you have to keep in mind a few things here:

- Banks are held under a 128 - 256bit encryption system and are well protected server side.
- Encryptions are also changed constantly to keep it constantly changing making a breach next to impossible on the server side.

with all that in mind, let me ask you this. if I get a hold of your say 4-6 digit pin code for the bank machine, does that encryption really do much for you?

the password change is because the information taken was information that if you use the same password say for....online banking, or shopping, even a michaels online shopping account (art store here in Canada). if your credit information or bank info is tied there for online purchases. that one password can be used to buy/ make purchases, access online banking, do etransfers, etc etc. the list goes on and on.

For more information on the breach, check our website on what was taken and the "what you need to know" kind of thing: http://www.verticalscope.com/about-u...ta-breach.html

not trying to scare anyone, just the truth of it. again, you are more then welcome to change it to whatever you like once you get your temporary password, once the "dust settles" kind of thing, we will lessen it for you all if that is what you would like in the end. for now, please bare with us. we are doing this for the better, even though its a bit bittersweet.

trust me when i say, we had to do it as well. and i mean thousands of accounts. i know its a pain. just bare with us for now.

If you all need any further assistance, let me know or we can talk about art. but shhhh...don't tell my boss!

cheers all, keep on arting.

~Shane
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