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    • marialionza
    • By marialionza 9th Feb 18, 2:50 PM
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    Forced to change password/ MSE
    • #1
    • 9th Feb 18, 2:50 PM
    Forced to change password/ MSE 9th Feb 18 at 2:50 PM
    Is it compulsory to change password on MSE now?
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    • Blulu
    • By Blulu 9th Feb 18, 3:34 PM
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    Phew! I'm relieved it's all OK and legit. It's all well and good MSE having a good reason to do this, but it made me stop and consider. I mean, if the site had been hacked, who knows what nasties might've happened by entering our passwords. I wish MSE would warn us first. It would've been a lot less scary that way.

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    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 9th Feb 18, 3:35 PM
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    And me though it took four goes. Kept throwing me out
    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 9th Feb 18, 3:41 PM
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    I couldn't remember mine! It's taken me a while to get back in.
    • toniq
    • By toniq 9th Feb 18, 3:45 PM
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    Mine was last changed 3850 days old it said lol

    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 9th Feb 18, 3:48 PM
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    Had the same I thought I wasn!!!8217;t going to be able to log back in at all.

    Thanks Fermi for quoting Andreas post relieved to read site has not been hacked
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 9th Feb 18, 3:50 PM
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    I expect MSE has been hacked else why now force a password change?
    • lucinad
    • By lucinad 9th Feb 18, 4:03 PM
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    mine was 4206 days since last changed.... yes i can see why 11.5 years might be a good amount of time to change!!
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    • zer01
    • By zer01 9th Feb 18, 4:15 PM
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    Thank goodness it was legit! Had me scared for a while, after reading some comments
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    • cathy0
    • By cathy0 9th Feb 18, 4:52 PM
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    Thank you
    Thank you for reminding us to change passwords
    • cinders59
    • By cinders59 9th Feb 18, 5:19 PM
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    Oh I had a problem changing mine, took forever thought I was going to be locked out, and you have to be logged in to get help.
    Managed eventually though
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    • warehouse
    • By warehouse 9th Feb 18, 5:21 PM
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    Regularly being forced to change passwords is a much bigger security risk. Try and work out why.
    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 9th Feb 18, 6:26 PM
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    Just come back to be thrown off again. Another 3 goes and frazzled grain
    • Zanzib
    • By Zanzib 9th Feb 18, 9:34 PM
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    Yes, me too.

    It will take me a week to start to remember it now.
    • Boom Boom
    • By Boom Boom 9th Feb 18, 11:14 PM
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    Boom Boom
    It is ridiculous. It is not as if this is the only password we have to remember in our lives. With work and home I have about 75 to remember. It is just not feasible to keep changing passwords constantly, especially when most passwords have a different criteria.
    Last edited by Boom Boom; 09-02-2018 at 11:16 PM. Reason: Because I can.
    • libra10
    • By libra10 10th Feb 18, 8:01 AM
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    My password also had to be changed, wondered if it was a scam.
    • grumpyoldwoman
    • By grumpyoldwoman 10th Feb 18, 8:37 AM
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    This is the second website this week that has told me I have to change my password and not let me log in till I do. It's all very well forcing security updates on us but with all the hacks going on it's easy to think it's not genuine. Frightened the life out of me it did.
    • serenity2012
    • By serenity2012 10th Feb 18, 12:39 PM
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    Absolutely ridiculous. We have certain passwords for particular reasons. Mine said i had to change because i'd had it for '57' days. so i have to change it every two months? Really? I'm a member of many many forums, some of which do have reason to be particularly secure and they don't do this. What is so secretive and important about this forum that i need to change my password every two months?
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    • Jinhao159
    • By Jinhao159 10th Feb 18, 1:34 PM
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    I refuse to change my password on an insecure page. What is wrong with using https

    I have signed up as a new user, using an old email address that I haven't used for several years. At least if my details are intercepted they wont get any current info that is connected to my old log in.

    Suddenly forcing everybody to change passwords on Friday afternoon when there will be no staff at MSE to help.
    Not setting up a secure https page for it.
    Lack of response to so many posts.
    No message on Facebook or Twitter.
    No reply to Facebook & Twitter requests for info.

    This looks suspiciously lake a data breach and they are trying to establish what has happened and if anything has actually been stolen before informing us.

    Revoking all passwords immediately is sensible.
    Not using https:// is almost criminal.

    Not really a new user, so no need to be nice or polite in any responses to my rant
    • GHolmesAdmin
    • By GHolmesAdmin 10th Feb 18, 6:00 PM
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    Something has happened, you don't do this without warning for no reason. I've opened a new account too (on an insecure page - ridiculous!)
    • MWNikki
    • By MWNikki 10th Feb 18, 8:16 PM
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    I've only been a member for a few weeks and had to change!
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