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    Attention - Upcoming Password Changes

    Hello Everyone,



    Per the latest announcements we will be resetting everyone’s passwords. Shortly you should be receiving an email directing you how to change your password. It will look like this:



    Subject: Your new password for *site name*
    Dear *username*,

    Your password has been reset by an administrator. Your new details are as follows:

    Username: *username*

    Password: *Randomly generated temp password*

    To change your password, please visit this page: *link to password reset edit page from USERCP*

    If you suspect this email is a scam, you can confirm the legitimacy of this email by manually navigate to the forum URL yourself and use your new password to log in.

    All the best,

    Site Name


    As you can see it will give you a randomly generated temporary password, as well as telling you where you need to go to updated it accordingly.

    If you do not receive this email please go to the contact us page and select Other, and type in Security Password Update Issues

    We’re sorry for the inconvenience.



    The Community Support Team

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    Thanks for the heads up. Was this just a precaution, or a reaction to a security breach?

    *** EDIT *** Never mind. If I opened my eyes a bit I would have seen that your referred to a previous post. Thanks again for the heads up and for implementing this security measure.
    Last edited by mind_business; 2016-06-17 at 12:57 PM.

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    Next step would be to secure the website, with https
    consider the password rule is quite .... strict

    Must be at least 10 characters
    Must contain lower-case characters
    Must contain upper-case characters
    Must contain numbers
    Must contain symbols

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryhung View Post
    Next step would be to secure the website, with https
    consider the password rule is quite .... strict
    It's hard to understand why there are requirements for special characters and upper/lower case. If just letters or numbers were acceptable, passwords would be easier to remember and it would still take about 116,000 years of computer time to crack! (rough calculation!)

    I could then use mydogsname

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    or.. based on the exponential growth of both processor speed & AI tech, microseconds, possibly with, or even without, your facebook profile and internet history etc..
    a financial message board can cost you money.
    ^ bmoney, in TPH thread.

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    done,nice

    enjoy your weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrPPincer View Post
    or.. based on the exponential growth of both processor speed & AI tech, microseconds, possibly with, or even without, your facebook profile and internet history etc..
    Microseconds?? Let's see the math!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent99 View Post
    Microseconds?? Let's see the math!
    sorry, I'm not a techie per se. it was just a speculation
    a financial message board can cost you money.
    ^ bmoney, in TPH thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrPPincer View Post
    sorry, I'm not a techie per se. it was just a speculation
    Actually, it seems that design of secure sites is more important than our passwords. Especially with a site like this where there is nothing to steal!

    This is an interesting password tutorial:

    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...ong-passwords/
    Last edited by agent99; 2016-06-17 at 06:04 PM.

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    Can log on ok with the PW you sent via email, but I cannot seem to change my password - nothing happens, and I have to continue to use the one you sent to logon.
    I assume the change PW page is expecting the PW you sent to be the "Current one"?
    Should a window pop up saying "password successfully changed or something?
    If it doesn't like the new PW you are trying to use how is that indicated?
    Thanks.

    Oh, and how long does CMF keep you logged in if you keep the browser page open but are inactive?

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