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    Default Attention - Password and Security Update

    Hey 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,

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    Fluffy? Someone actually used Fluffy...what is the world coming to...
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    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? You mean that NGF hasn't been using the best security protocols and my credit card information could have been stolen? [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    I suppose the next thing coming down the track is, y'all are going to be getting of the program that gives a free firearm semi-annually for members with more than 5000 posts, and quarterly for members with more than 10000 posts? [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    Dam, FluffY? And to think I almost used FluffyKitty instead of Ice4Blood. Whew, a real squeaker.
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    disturbing...........under attack from an outside source........

    now that could be financial looking for information......or it could be idiots looking to make mischief.........or it could be some squirrels with a definate anti gun agenda
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    I don't reuse any of my dozens of passwords which makes it a pain and I also write down passwords which is not a good security practice but it becomes necessary because I can't remember them all.

    This is a forum and I have no attached financial information. If my account get compromised someone might start posting under my name. If that happens my postings may improve who knows. I don't see the need for increased security and think it's just an increased inconvenience. These new changes make me think we may be heading somewhere I may not want to go.
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    biggest threat as i see it is that personal information in the bio and listed personal emails.......would not be surprised if some folks use one password for everything......and if they get in the email...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy View Post
    disturbing...........under attack from an outside source........

    now that could be financial looking for information......or it could be idiots looking to make mischief.........or it could be some squirrels with a definate anti gun agenda
    Some people got alarmed when the recent changes took place. I didn't get real excited because things like that go on all the time but most don't know it's taking place behind the scenes. Same with any attacks "from outside", they happen all the time. The problem is the site security and if someone is able to get account information and passwords which I have no control over. Again no big loss if it happens.

    My banking, paypal and other important accounts have unique high security passwords with numbers , caps, and special char. I don't write those down but I can count them all on one hand.
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    This changing pass words aint gonna work. To many of us have too damned many pass words already and changing one every blasted year is just plane stupid for this site if one has good software on their own compute you aint gonna be hacked. I run a Nortons program that scans everthing I down load and if it does not pas muster it is deleted whi;le it still is in ram. I have used the same password at some sites for more then 20 years with no problems. Those of us with cognitive disorders will really be having problems and requiring you to leave us alone under federal law. Its an ADA thing.

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