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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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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    I don't mind using a stronger password, but expiring every year is rather annoying. Has there been a problem with people hacking into accounts and posting rogue? I haven't seen it. Why the unneccessary complexity?
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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    Thanks for the heads up
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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    Quote Originally Posted by TruckMan View Post
    Has there been a problem with people hacking into accounts and posting rogue?
    Hmmmm, I like having that as an excuse.


    Hey I didn't post all that *****, someone hacked me!

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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    Please use a password unique to this community. Reusing passwords can expose your account indirectly when other websites (Twitter, Linkedin, Badoo, etc) are compromised;

    Thanks all,

    Helena

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    While I appreciate you taking security seriously, the above statement is completely unrealistic. Nobody keeps a distinct password for every community/website they belong to. I do for the ones that contain "delicate" information, however an Auto Forum is not one of them.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    Soooooo.....you're saying 12345 is not a good password for every site on the internet?


    What's next to go? 54321?
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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Soooooo.....you're saying 12345 is not a good password for every site on the internet?


    What's next to go? 54321?
    It's totally acceptable, with just a few extra characters added to it

    With all the media site leaks, we're just trying to be proactive. We take your security very seriously.

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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    what's the LONGest password allowed
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    please post All the acceptable characters (printable or otherwise)
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    Oh darn.......I was using WhiskyTangoFoxtrot.....since the Ruskies hacked into the DNC.....now what?....
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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    I use the same password as Hillary, and change it every day.
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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    Quote Originally Posted by paul8488 View Post
    I use the same password as Hillary, and change it every day.
    Sorry, paul, but thankyousatan is not complex enough.
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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Sorry, paul, but thankyousatan is not complex enough.
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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    There needs to be an exemption for those who don't wish to change their password. I'm not changing mine, so I guess I need to get my good-byes in.

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    Re: Attention - Password and Security Update

    It'll be funny if this forum has stricter password rules than all my financial sites. None of them require periodic password changes.

    My work on the other hand... Every account, every 60 days, 14+ characters. PITA!
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    I assume "I'm smart, and the rest of you are dumb losers" was already taken by "The Donald!"

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