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ARTadmin 06-14-2016 12:28 PM

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,
Helena
Community Management

Mel_Robertson 06-14-2016 12:50 PM


Susan Mulno 06-14-2016 02:05 PM

Thanks for letting us know.

Liz 06-14-2016 10:54 PM

Wow, this is only a forum, not Fort Knox. I don't like complicated passwords, I can never remember them.

just 06-15-2016 07:38 AM

I'm old and have memory problems.

abt2k15 06-15-2016 07:50 AM

number 1 reason for password insecurity is the user himself. kind of dumb and surplus change imho. so the only other method other than fishing someones
password ( malware and/ or shady websites ) left is brute force. to cope with brute force the key is length....

well anyway if it turns out to become too unconvenient for my taste i always have the option to not come back so let´s see how annoying it will get.


cheers

Cricket 06-16-2016 09:17 AM

A good piece of advice, to help in remembering the more complex password, is to do a phrase instead of just randomly adding in the extra requirements.

Example: BoiledCabbageis#1!

That will stick in your in your mind better.

Mel_Robertson 06-24-2016 11:08 PM

@AllAdmins is the SECURITY AND DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION - genuine ?
the link leads us to an auto sales website called verticalscope.com which is actually a referral URL for www.enom.com based in ONTARIO, very very strange...

Cricket 06-25-2016 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meli (Post 218506)
@AllAdmins is the SECURITY AND DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION - genuine ?
the link leads us to an auto sales website called verticalscope.com which is actually a referral URL for www.enom.com based in ONTARIO, very very strange...

This site is owned by VerticalScope. It is not a referral URL, it is the company name and URL.

Check the Terms Of Use in the footer.

Mel_Robertson 06-25-2016 04:58 PM

Yeah it's PLC registered as VerticalScope INC but VerticalScope.com is a referral URL of ENOM, INC which means our data is shared with, ENOM - but ENOM isn't mentioned in the TOS (See here)
thats irrelevant I just wanted to know what was going on normally when a site loses their members personal data theres some kind of *******SORRY******* but I guess not in this case


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