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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2016, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2016, 06:18 PM
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What's this junk about? What's somebody going to steal with my Cherokee Club Password. Wait till you get old and have enoough trouble remembering your name much less a new password. Then making one use numbers, caps, lower case, symbols, (*(^(*^(*)_)(%&*&^
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2016, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by bojeep View Post
What's this junk about? What's somebody going to steal with my Cherokee Club Password. Wait till you get old and have enoough trouble remembering your name much less a new password. Then making one use numbers, caps, lower case, symbols, (*(^(*^(*)_)(%&*&^
It's about general password standard practices.

A lot of people use simple passwords, which are easy to guess / crack. In addition, a lot of people use the same password in multiple places.

If someone gets access to your email address and password, they may have access to a lot more depending on your password practices.

It's always a good rule of thumb to change your password regularly, just for this very reason.

If website1 is compromised, how many other websites are you using the same exact username and password with? Your bank? Your paypal? Your email? Your amazon account?

In addition, having access to a forum gives someone a lot of access to personal information via your own admissions. If you spent time tracking down all 2500+ of my posts, you'd know a lot about me. Add in my profile information and you'd have a nice dossier on how to pretend to be me.

I've been the "victim" of credit card fraud. Someone opened a Best Buy credit card in my name. They opened in a store, using my social security number, my home address and everything. That means that somewhere out there, is a fake ID with my name and former address on it. (I say victim because the Creditor of the card caught it before the first bill arrived, they took care of everything.)

If you have trouble remember passwords, you should try something like LastPass Free. It will log and manage all of your passwords. It will even generate some CRAZY complicated passwords if you want it to. With it's use, you will only need to remember 1 Master Password. But, if you decide to go this route, make sure the Master Password is a pass phrase or very difficult.
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Originally Posted by bojeep View Post
What's this junk about? What's somebody going to steal with my Cherokee Club Password. Wait till you get old and have enoough trouble remembering your name much less a new password. Then making one use numbers, caps, lower case, symbols, (*(^(*^(*)_)(%&*&^
Making a sweeping generalization here, but based on that statement, it's very likely that:
1) you don't use complex passwords
2) you re-use passwords

Password lists/databases get leaked/stolen/hacked/pick-your-term frequently. There are still high-profile cases showing up where passwords are stored in plain text. Even "encrypted" (actually hashed), simple, passwords can be brute-forced or "dictionary attacked" in literally seconds.

There isn't somebody sitting at a keyboard trying bojeep/12345, bojeep/123456, bojeep/password1... There is a program chugging along and extracting what it can. Once the password has been recovered, THEN somebody gets to play with it on various sites. Password lists/hashes are also sold/traded.

1) + 2) above combined with with a password leak means you can expect to kiss your other accounts good-bye.

The reason sites have started enforcing complex passwords is to protect "you" and so that "you" don't decide to sue because yet-another attack/exploit was found and the password hash was exposed. Malicious folks ARE out there and VERY actively looking for exploits, including passwords.

Sites can't enforce 2), but they can enforce 1).
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Strange timing as I received the exact same form letter from 4 forums I use on the same day. Was there a breach in tala talk or in multiple forums. I know I change my passwords frequent,y and use multiple letters, capitals, numbers and symbols.

I was just wondering why all these forums on one day. We're their mass ha Kings?

I've had identity stolen twice. It's a big cartel thing. They did 5 bogus checks on the same weekend, then took proceeds to Kay Jewelers and purchased diamonds while opening an account that got them $7K in more diamonds. Easy to smuggle across the boarder and into Mexico all in a stretch of 4 days. Bad people. I have had to fill out affidavits for home loans and a refi, but letters to the credit bureaus with police reports attached have stopped other inconveniences. What a racket.

Of course hacking Facebook and such provides info, friends, addresses and photos. I just don't see how forums are that much more vulnerable other than not having the billions of dollars Facebook has for annual operations.

Glad to know and glad this thread was placed up here.

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