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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 10:52 AM 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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jashraf won't have to change his password....he never logs out.

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Hey guys,

I understand your frustration with this sudden, and seemingly aggressive change.
We are being aggressive about this for member's protection. Hackers who have access to these accounts, may be able to access other platforms where the same email and/or passwords are used. Other platforms have been compromised as well, including Twitter, Linkedin etc. We are just trying to get ahead of this, and nip it in the bud as soon as possible.

Right now, I am going to ask you guys to try and be open to this sudden change.
We are trying to protect the members of our sites.
If there are any other questions/concerns/feedback, please feel free to post them here.

Thank you so much, in anticipation for your understanding,

Richard.
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Thanks Dick, I'll be sure to change my password once a week.
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Hey Slick Rick, what is so important about this site? This is a truck forum, if someone hacks my UN and PW they can't get anything else. They can't do anything else with that information. What are they going to do post a thread on how Autoguide is the biggest waste of time and get me banned? ONOES.
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I believe you overestimate your anticipation of our understanding, Richard. With all of the button pushing being exerted on the already overburdened Canadian tax payer, one has to wonder which button will activate the thermonuclear destruct sequence. Seeing as how the Illudium Pew 36 Explosive Space Modulator is now readily available on the open market. Not sayin', just sayin'.

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3707 members. About two dozen active members. About a dozen who contribute. Chase them away and what happens to your " platform "

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hey there,

The security of members accounts is very important to us and although a members personal information or private information such as credit card info is not stored on the site, many people use the same password for multiple sites. This could create a potential hole for a hacker to get your info which is what we would like to avoid. The forced password change for now is to ensure there are no holes on the forum and the one that should happen a year from now can be revisited then and we can look into if it is still needed on the site.

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