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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Attention - Password and Security Update

Hey 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 47 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 06:11 PM
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Looks like it is just time to log out and not log back in
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post #3 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 07:45 PM
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Changed PW.
More complex with special characters...

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post #4 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 11:01 PM
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great - just what I need - another password I can never remember! I`m not too concerned about someone hacking my forum account - what are they going to do, pretend to be me and insult a bunch of bikers..... oh no!

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post #5 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 11:24 PM
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no big deal. I have a password manager . and been using it for 5 years or more...

but I only protect my bank and credit things.

NO Tweet, Face, instagram,, any of that worthless crap. not on it. and never have been on it.

hacking this account.. will also get you in the sister biker forum.. and that is it.
I have no power, money, intelligence..... so nothing to take.
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post #6 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 07:27 PM
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Just another sign of the times. I just had to implement a more strict password policy at work because of some recent issues. I also belong to thedieselplace forum and they recently implement a complex password policy that also requires a password to be at-least 10 characters long - a bit longer than necessary imo but more secure.

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post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

Thank you for your understanding, please let us know if there is anything we can assist with.

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post #8 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 03:17 PM
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PW changed no problem.

Please send me the monthly newsletter. The box is checked for me to receive a newsletter. I've been a member over 2 years and have never seen or received one???

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post #9 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 04:31 PM
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I just changed mine... new password is password just in case you need to know. Cheers!
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post #10 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 04:39 PM
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Cant use fluffy? Screw that, I'm outta here!
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