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Old 15-06-16, 18:42
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Hello 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

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Old 15-06-16, 19:04
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Default Re: Attention: Password Security Update

All prudent advice, well done for making the announcement eventually but shouldnt you be a bit more open?

Your entire network was hacked, successfully.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-...sports-forums/
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Old 15-06-16, 19:16
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thanks for the info, just changed mine and ones that were similar on other sites.
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Old 15-06-16, 19:38
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Default Re: Attention: Password Security Update

How do I change it guys?
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Old 15-06-16, 19:43
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How do I change it guys?
control panel (top left) settings and options, then edit email and password
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Old 15-06-16, 20:14
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Default Re: Attention: Password Security Update

It's just prompted me to change mine, as it was only 3177 days old
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Old 17-06-16, 09:31
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Default Re: Attention: Password Security Update

Computer numpty 'ere, what do I do after entering my new password and confirming it? I reset field but that isn't it.

Cheers, Tony.
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Old 19-06-16, 14:38
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The reset procedure involves a security check popup that forces you to look at 3 advert banners while a deliberate delay occurs before showing you the code, dont you think thats a bit mercenary, and downright cheeky too?
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Old 19-06-16, 16:07
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The reset procedure involves a security check popup that forces you to look at 3 advert banners while a deliberate delay occurs before showing you the code, dont you think thats a bit mercenary, and downright cheeky too?
Gone are the days of community, it's all about the profit...
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Old 19-06-16, 19:14
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I've given up trying to change my password, when i lose the bit of paper this temporary one's written on, that'll be it for me
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