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post #1 of 13 Old 06-14-2016, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Attention - Password and Security Update

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,

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-14-2016, 03:29 PM
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Can we reset passwords now, or do we need to wait for the forthcoming notification?
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Can we reset passwords now, or do we need to wait for the forthcoming notification?
Please wait for the notice to come through.

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I liked fluffy,why pick on me ?
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Easy target! :P

If you guys have any more questions, please feel free to leave them here.
All concerns, feedback and questions are appreciated and welcomed!

Thank you,

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Got the password change email today which is a great idea but I must say as someone in the IT security space its not recommended to send passwords over a non-secure channel (ie email). So everyone should change them again, and preferably not back to what they were before!
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I agree with above. Sending the passwords as plain text, even though they are temps, isn't recommended. A password reset link would be better, which would require you to still know your old password and would be more secure.

I got the email and thought it was a phishing scam at first.
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I copied-and-pasted the new random password into the "Password Change" function, but it would not proceed.
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Hey there,

We have posted to the sites letting users know how to go about changing their passwords. There are a few things that may have happened:
1) the email address wasn’t the current one you use
2) the email is getting blocked by spam or ending up in your junk folder.

If you have not received the password reset email, go to the site and use the password reset tool in the log in window. If this still is not working for you, please go to the contact us page at the bottom right hand corner of the screen and select the “other” field and insert the subject “password reset issue” .

sorry for the trouble. we are sorting out all the issues as they come in. thanks all!


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Is Fluffy1? Ok now for my password

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Maybe fluffy4321!?
It needs to be at least 10 characters.

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Help!

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Hey there,

We have posted to the sites letting users know how to go about changing their passwords. There are a few things that may have happened:
1) the email address wasn’t the current one you use
2) the email is getting blocked by spam or ending up in your junk folder.

If you have not received the password reset email, go to the site and use the password reset tool in the log in window. If this still is not working for you, please go to the contact us page at the bottom right hand corner of the screen and select the “other” field and insert the subject “password reset issue” .

sorry for the trouble. we are sorting out all the issues as they come in. thanks all!


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Hi Shane

My mate Woppum has lost his password and can't get on. Can you please send him a new one?

Many thanks

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Hi Shane

My mate Woppum has lost his password and can't get on. Can you please send him a new one?

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Is he on the same email? Could you pm me is email address, we'll get him sorted.

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