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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,

Helena

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Do we wait for the notification, or can we change it now?
Hold off for now. It's my understanding that this new password reset is currently in the testing stage (to make sure it doesn't cause other functional issues on the site), and that we will be notified as to when we should change our passwords. I'm guessing that if one were to change their password right now, it would likely have to be changed once again when the new password reset takes effect in the coming days/weeks.

Meanwhile, it gives us all a little time to come up with a new strong alpha-numeric password which, as was suggested by the site Administrator, should also be unique to your account here and not a password that you'll use for other internet accounts.
 

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I agree, it's overkill.:|
Yep, too much. Many banks don't even require a password this strong. And changing it every year? Ugh.

I would have been happier if they would have forced a Google/Facebook/etc login. Then they don't even have to store passwords.
 

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Helloooo. Livetoride is locked out with the reset apparently malfunctioning and she is a mod.
Thanks Sendler. Finally recieved a password to log on. Whew!! That was an ordeal, never mind coming up with a top security password.
 

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Yeah, this seems like overkill for a motorcycle forum. I never knew that they were a more high value target them my student loan accounts, my creditcards, or my banks.

Just to be safe however I grabbed the family cat and mashed it on the keyboard a few dozen times. There's no way a russonigeriannkorean hacker will be able to take over my CBR250forum account now!
 

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Yes that is the biggest concern, we ca always revisit the password criteria, but for now we need to get users to think about changing to a NEW password that is unique to this forum to keep them and there information safe. A lot of the passwords shown for users on that site, were acquired because they had the same email address and pass for twitter, linkedin and the like.

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I just stuck with the password the site generated for me. Seemed very secure. Long passwords are no problem if you have a password manager.
 

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I just stuck with the password the site generated for me. Seemed very secure. Long passwords are no problem if you have a password manager.
If you wish for something more personal, you can always go to UserCP > Edit Email and Password and change it to something more personal.

However, as you have a password manager, it should not be an issue for you.

Thanks,
- JB
 
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