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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 9th Feb 18, 3:09 PM
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    Password update prompt
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:09 PM
    Password update prompt 9th Feb 18 at 3:09 PM
    Hi everyone

    As eagle-eyed regular forum members have noticed already, we're asking you all to update your passwords. You should be doing this regularly for your own peace of mind.

    Some hadn't been updated for some time and we want to make sure you change them regularly.

    Thanks for your patience. Have a great weekend.

    Andrea
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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 9th Feb 18, 3:19 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:19 PM
    I thought 4028 days was a bit of a random number and wondered why it was chosen as the expiry date for my old password
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    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 9th Feb 18, 3:19 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:19 PM
    Andrea, Is there any reason to force this now - I trust there hasn't been any unauthorised access to user information, password hashes etc?
    • LizB62
    • By LizB62 9th Feb 18, 3:27 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:27 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:27 PM
    I've been a member since 2006 and I've never had to change my password before so an enforced password change is definitely new (although not necessarily a bad thing)

    I can't remember the exact number of days it said but it was something like 3645 :-)
    • alfiemurphy
    • By alfiemurphy 9th Feb 18, 3:30 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:30 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:30 PM
    I had to change mine today .
    Only had it for eleven days .
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 9th Feb 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:32 PM
    I got that, bit confusing.... changed it and logged in, but it said I'd got it wrong, so did it again, manually - it then told me I'd got my password wrong and try again, but I thought "bugg4h you then, b4st4rds, I CBA with this nonsense".... but, as you can see, I was somehow logged in anyway.
    • Judi2
    • By Judi2 9th Feb 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:35 PM
    Oh Andrea its only a forum. Ive had mine 751 days and i dont want to change it.
    • ZenerDiode
    • By ZenerDiode 9th Feb 18, 3:42 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:42 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:42 PM
    Oh Andrea its only a forum. Ive had mine 751 days and i dont want to change it.
    Originally posted by Judi2
    Apparently you can "change" it to the same password - according to this post:

    Mine too...just changed to the same one and logged in again.
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2
    • molerat
    • By molerat 9th Feb 18, 3:44 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:44 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:44 PM
    So why are you making everyone change their passwords ? Is there something you are not telling us ? A general announcement would have been the sensible thing to do, this just looks suspicious.
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    • Judi2
    • By Judi2 9th Feb 18, 3:53 PM
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    The password you have entered does not match your current one. Please press the back button, enter the correct details and try again. Don't forget that the password is case sensitive. Forgotten your password? Click here!
    Oh i give up!
    • Lomcevak
    • By Lomcevak 9th Feb 18, 4:02 PM
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    Hi everyone

    As eagle-eyed regular forum members have noticed already, we're asking you all to update your passwords. You should be doing this regularly for your own peace of mind.

    Some hadn't been updated for some time and we want to make sure you change them regularly.

    Thanks for your patience. Have a great weekend.

    Andrea
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    Dear Andrea, you're making people reset passwords with an insecure form
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 9th Feb 18, 4:02 PM
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    Well thats half an hour of my life i wont get back. Ive got a spare account too.
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    • Roland Sausage
    • By Roland Sausage 9th Feb 18, 4:16 PM
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    Dear Andrea, you're making people reset passwords with an insecure form
    Originally posted by Lomcevak
    Does it matter? It's only a forum. It's not a financial account, or email account that could be used to reset other accounts.

    Apart from maybe for spamming purposes, nobody is interested in hacking anyone's forum account.
    • keith969
    • By keith969 9th Feb 18, 4:24 PM
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    Hi everyone

    As eagle-eyed regular forum members have noticed already, we're asking you all to update your passwords. You should be doing this regularly for your own peace of mind.

    Some hadn't been updated for some time and we want to make sure you change them regularly.

    Thanks for your patience. Have a great weekend.

    Andrea
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    Can you confirm or deny whether this site has been hacked and member's passwords stolen?

    It's unusual to require a password change after 12 years without a good reason.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 9th Feb 18, 4:28 PM
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    We shall see because i have chosen the same password which worked.
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    • mac.d
    • By mac.d 9th Feb 18, 4:36 PM
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    As eagle-eyed regular forum members have noticed already, we're asking you all to update your passwords. You should be doing this regularly for your own peace of mind.

    Some hadn't been updated for some time and we want to make sure you change them regularly.
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    Would have been sensible to announce this in advance so people know it was coming, and not after the event. And considering its not secure anyway, completely pointless to force everyone to change passwords, so no peace of mind in changing it regularly.
    • Elona
    • By Elona 9th Feb 18, 4:37 PM
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    I had to change my user name after thirteen years and got a message today that after eleven days I had to change my password.

    I kept entering the right thing and the forum would not accept it!!!! Eventually I managed to sort things out after a very frustrating half hour.

    What with disappearing threads, apostrophe errors and being kicked off the forum I am getting paranoid.
    • steppevos
    • By steppevos 9th Feb 18, 4:40 PM
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    why oh why?
    The website is not even using https for the password change page. So all passwords (old and new) are send in plain text over the internet and we can keep using our existing password. So this is a complete non-action.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 9th Feb 18, 4:41 PM
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    neilmcl
    Hi everyone

    As eagle-eyed regular forum members have noticed already, we're asking you all to update your passwords. You should be doing this regularly for your own peace of mind.

    Some hadn't been updated for some time and we want to make sure you change them regularly.

    Thanks for your patience. Have a great weekend.

    Andrea
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    Worth noting that your system allows the old password to be reused.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 9th Feb 18, 4:50 PM
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    Only 4061 days since I last changed my password for here!!

    MSE Andrea please would you respond to the question as to Why Now? It rather suggests that you've been hacked, else you would have issued a warning that this was going to be needed shortly.
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