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    • toniq
    • By toniq 9th Feb 18, 2:47 PM
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    toniq
    Just been forced to password reset on MSE
    • #1
    • 9th Feb 18, 2:47 PM
    Just been forced to password reset on MSE 9th Feb 18 at 2:47 PM
    Your password is 3850 days old, and has therefore expired.

    Please change your password using this page.


    I couldn't access comps board till I did it.


    x
    HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!! HAPPY HAPPY JOY! HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!! HAPPY HAPPY JOY!!!!

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    • Middlestitch
    • By Middlestitch 9th Feb 18, 3:54 PM
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    Middlestitch
    So you are prompting millions of users to change their passwords on an insecure site and then log in while getting the message 'this site is not secure'.

    Why (or why not)?
    • GibbsRule No3
    • By GibbsRule No3 9th Feb 18, 3:56 PM
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    GibbsRule No3
    No! I won't be having a nice weekend. I will admit I don't change my password, no idea what it was and now no way of getting it back because I no longer have the email account I signed up with. Guess it means eight years of being GibbsRule No3. goes out the window as I will have to sign up again. That name has seen me through a DMP so I am rather attached to it.

    In fact they gave me a badge for the 8 years the other day. I guess I'll lose my Paddle No 21 as well.
    Last edited by GibbsRule No3; 09-02-2018 at 4:02 PM. Reason: remembered to add more things.
    Paddle No 21
    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 9th Feb 18, 3:58 PM
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    Me too #nuisance
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    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 9th Feb 18, 3:58 PM
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    fatbelly
    4675 days for me. I guess I shouldn't be proud of it but is that a record?
    • shellsuit
    • By shellsuit 9th Feb 18, 3:59 PM
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    Mine was only 44 days, I wondered what happened so I'm glad I stumbled upon this thread.
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    • happyandcontented
    • By happyandcontented 9th Feb 18, 4:01 PM
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    happyandcontented
    Yes, me too. I can't recall it ever happening before.
    • wibblewibble
    • By wibblewibble 9th Feb 18, 4:53 PM
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    wibblewibble
    Yup me as well 3000 odd days unchanged but it wouldn't let me reuse my old one as it was "too weak" its been perfectly fine for all those 3000+ days though. I had used an email account I can no longer access so had a LOT of faff to try and reset it but eventually it let me change the email address at the same time as updating the password - which come to think of it wasn't exactly a secure thing if I was someone trying to hack my account now was it? But at least I'm all back in at last.
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    • emptybox
    • By emptybox 9th Feb 18, 5:19 PM
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    emptybox
    They must have been hacked I suppose?
    I don't see any other logical reason why everybody should need to change their password.
    • GibbsRule No3.
    • By GibbsRule No3. 9th Feb 18, 5:43 PM
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    GibbsRule No3.
    Had to sign up again, so have lost my 8 years and Paddle No.21. Probably not many paddle numbers left. Really annoyed with MSE.
    • Witless
    • By Witless 9th Feb 18, 5:44 PM
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    Witless
    Likewise.

    Any chance of being told what's going on?

    If the site's than insecure then probably time to leave.
    • ploppy57
    • By ploppy57 9th Feb 18, 5:47 PM
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    Yep, I had to change mine as well.....was worried it was all above board after the problem the other day with posts going missing etc. Have done it but am a bit worried. Hoping for some reassurance from somebody in the know.
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    • redux
    • By redux 9th Feb 18, 6:07 PM
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    redux
    Mine said 992 days. Wrong. And it didn't reject the new being same as the old.
    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 9th Feb 18, 6:13 PM
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    carlislelass
    Took me four goes, got on then promptly thrown off again. Wonder what will happen when I try to get on tomorrow
    • Froggitt
    • By Froggitt 9th Feb 18, 6:15 PM
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    Froggitt
    Your password is 4745 days old, and has therefore expired.

    Please change your password using this page.
    Am I the winner? Exactly 13 years my calculator tells me.

    Fortunately it let me change it to the same as before, so I dont have to remember another new password.
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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 9th Feb 18, 6:39 PM
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    ivyleaf
    I changed mine slightly ("4-thousand-and-something days") updated email address, logged in okay and was using the old green format as usual; then clicked on the next page of the thread I was on, and suddenly I was on the new format. Came onto this thread to see if I could find out what was happening; was suddenly asked to log in again, did so, and now am back on the old format (thank goodness). Goodness knows what's going on
    • GibbsRule No3.
    • By GibbsRule No3. 10th Feb 18, 9:07 AM
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    GibbsRule No3.
    MSE email this morning asking me to try my old password, can only think they did not read my email telling them that the PW I thought it was, was not and that my old email address is no longer accessible. I know it is irrational that I would like the old one back but it did see me through some tough monetary times. Going back as a Newbie is not the same.
    BTW I now see what the apostrophe thread was about.
    Paddle No 21
    • fermi
    • By fermi 10th Feb 18, 9:50 AM
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    fermi
    MSE email this morning asking me to try my old password, can only think they did not read my email telling them that the PW I thought it was, was not and that my old email address is no longer accessible. I know it is irrational that I would like the old one back but it did see me through some tough monetary times. Going back as a Newbie is not the same.
    BTW I now see what the apostrophe thread was about.
    Originally posted by GibbsRule No3.
    I'll try to alert the team, but it is the weekend.
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    • RG2015
    • By RG2015 10th Feb 18, 9:57 AM
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    RG2015
    811 days for me which is the number of days since I registered with the MSE forum. The date is on my profile page if anyone think I am a bit sad for remembering that.

    I guess that everyone was given the number of days since they registered unless they had changed their password before.

    The latest advice is that there is no need to regularly change passwords unless there is a suspicion that they may have been compromised. I suspect that MSE may have either had some security concerns or that this is part of their recent anti spam measures.
    • michaels
    • By michaels 10th Feb 18, 10:03 AM
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    michaels
    They must have been hacked I suppose?
    I don't see any other logical reason why everybody should need to change their password.
    Originally posted by emptybox
    Yep, seems a very odd thing to do with any preannouncement /warning or done in batches etc. Can't believe a site such as this wouldn't also immediately be open about having been hacked

    I know it is hardly the most important website anyone visits but not having a secure server even for password resets is bonkers.
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    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 10th Feb 18, 10:05 AM
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    RichardD1970
    I'll try to alert the team, but it is the weekend.
    Originally posted by fermi
    Nice bit of forward planning there!

    Force a change of password (no need to be eagle eyed, it's bloody obvious when you can't log in) on a Friday afternoon when they know there will be limited help (to sort out all the crap that will ensue) available over the weekend.

    Sometimes I wonder what the forum team are on.
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