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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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    Thank you.
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    Shall we wait until after security changes have been implemented to change our passwords?
    Would hate to change my password to version2 tonight only to be notified that version2 is no longer valid as of tomorrow and I now need password version3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Shall we wait until after security changes have been implemented to change our passwords?
    Would hate to change my password to version2 tonight only to be notified that version2 is no longer valid as of tomorrow and I now need password version3.
    You could and probably should to secure yourself a little better; but I think you may have to do it again anyway.
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    You can change it now, but we will be sending out an announcement when we have sent out the email changes.

    Thank you for your patience,

    Richard.

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    I know I can change password, question was should I change before the security change. If there is an ongoing security breach then please explain how using a new password before security update is implemented solves anything.
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    That is your decision, as mentioned we are going to be sending them out anyways so if you want to do it again, that is up to you.
    Honestly there is no benefit or detriment either way.

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    If there is a breach in the security, does that mean our personal info is accessible? Wouldn't changing it now help in this situation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    If there is a breach in the security, does that mean our personal info is accessible? Wouldn't changing it now help in this situation?
    Whats the worst thing they could get? Email address?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon62602 View Post
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