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Attention - Password and Security Update

Hello 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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Thanks for letting us know, Helena.

I believe that to improve our passwords is a good idea.

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Well, password expiration... what do we store on this site that is so sensitive?
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Well, password expiration... what do we store on this site that is so sensitive?
We set them to expire to help remind members to keep up their online security. A lot of people use the same password for everything so this provides a constant rotation and can help protects our members.

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We set them to expire to help remind members to keep up their online security. A lot of people use the same password for everything so this provides a constant rotation and can help protects our members.

Dayle
And our members that register with social media accounts such as Facebook are particularly at risk, seeing as the scumbags that by chance find your password just need to search using the members real name and he'll be right into all his accounts.

Seeing as Facebook registration is such a high risk for our new members, we understand that Admin will be removing this option soon.

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FYI,45 Million Accounts Hacked At Some Of The Biggest Car Forums


Not sure already post somewhere here?
Better to change your passwords.

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How many members check this and see? I just check whatever I interested in my current car like 2016 sorento forum only..... , IMO. That's why I posted there.
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How many members check this and see? I just check whatever I interested in my current car like 2016 sorento forum only..... , IMO. That's why I posted there.
I'm sure that you'll understand the impracticality of posting the alert in every subsection.
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You'll be sent an email soon to prompt you to change your password. Anyone who can not change their password or log in, please use the contact us email and include the following keywords: security login issue.

Thank you.

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