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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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So I can't use fluffy any more?

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So I can't use fluffy any more?
Ya twit😜👍😊
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So I can't use fluffy any more?
You can (ab)use fluffy all you want, ye just can't use him as yer password anymore!
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You can (ab)use fluffy all you want, ye just can't use him as yer password anymore!
Thank goodness for that
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Add a few numbers, capital letters and special characters, and fluffy can be one of the most complex and secure passwords on the block.



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If I change it now, will I have to change it again in a few weeks when you force a change?
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I'm all for security and what not, but 10 character minimum is a little excessive.

I have 3 or 4 very secure passwords that I use that are 8 or 9 characters, now have to figure out yet another one.
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I'm all for security and what not, but 10 character minimum is a little excessive.

I have 3 or 4 very secure passwords that I use that are 8 or 9 characters, now have to figure out yet another one.
Really, it's not all that difficult. Add a bang to the end and you are good. Simple.
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I think it sucks!
I've been on this site for ten years and never had any security issues. And I've never had to change my password either.

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I think it sucks!
I've been on this site for ten years and never had any security issues. And I've never had to change my password either.
Some browsers are capable of saving and updating passwords to usernames so you only really need to log in once.

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Some browsers are capable of saving and updating passwords to usernames so you only really need to log in once.

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Yep my phone's got it sorted

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I used all my technical and mechanical skills and eventually changed my password. Mind, i'm not sure that I can continue to remember the extra digits!!😜👍😊
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Some browsers are capable of saving and updating passwords to usernames so you only really need to log in once.

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And you tell us to think before we post, that means we only use the password once in a blue moon, so when you need it you can't remember it.
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"... think before we post ..."

Absurd concept. Who made that rule?
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