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  1. #1
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    Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    If anyone is having a problem getting back on the site after resetting their password, contact me on FB or email and I'll reset it manually for you.

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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    I reset it to my same password. Am I a big dummy for doing that?

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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    Nope. It's just a canned thing to protect individual accounts best of my knowledge.

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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    Quote Originally Posted by mikecwik View Post
    I reset it to my same password. Am I a big dummy for doing that?
    I wouldn't recommend it. This isn't the only site I'm on that's going through this right now but fortunately the process isn't as painful as some. The reason they are doing this is to avoid security breaches, and some sites have had them. If you keep using the same password, and using it in multiple sites, the potential is there to get into all your sites/emails/banking etc if they hack your password from one site. One that was hacked was one I was in years ago. Fortunately I didn't reuse that password anywhere else. I think it was Steve Jobs' Facebook account that got hacked because he was using some moronically simple password. It's a sign of the times... protect your info. I know what we post here doesn't seem very important in terms of getting hacked, but using multiple sites with the same password leaves you exposed for all kinds of abuse.
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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    I wouldn't recommend it. This isn't the only site I'm on that's going through this right now ...
    Last month, thousands of forums run by Vertialscope had their password databases hacked, and people were told to reset their passwords.
    This time it's Penton's turn. I was kind of expecting to see this thread, as I read about this one on the tech news several days ago.

    Anyway, best practice is to use a password manager, and to set different passwords for every site.
    The reasoning behind this is that once a site's password database is stolen, hackers with a list of stolen usernames/passwords can try the same combination on other sites, with a reasonable chance of some success. By using different passwords everywhere, you limit your exposure.

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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    I got back on.... no problem.
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    And when informed my password was 5 days old and had expired.... I got back on again no problem.
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    Forcing members to change passwords at 5 day intervals is a recipe for disaster for me. At this pace, it's only a matter of time before I forget what my password du jour is and can't get on-
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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    I am sure that that is a glitch.

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    Replace password after 5 days??? Really??

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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    Don't feel bad...
    I get the same thing.

    Had to do it all over again this morning also.


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    Re: Replace password after 5 days??? Really??

    I can see where this is going to get old real fast!
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    Re: Replace password after 5 days??? Really??

    Quote Originally Posted by CEP View Post
    I can see where this is going to get old real fast!
    X 2!!
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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    I had to change my password again today how many time will we have to do this???
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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    Having ro change pass words every 5 days will be a problem for me. Passwords are not my friend.
    Yeah, I know, but it'll be ok!

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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    The IT guru has been notified so stay tuned.

    We'll get to the bottom of this issue.

    Thanks.


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    I am not completely insane..
    Some parts are missing

    Professional Driver on a closed course....
    Do not attempt.

    Just because I'm a dumbass don't mean that you can be too.
    So DON'T try any of this **** l do at home.

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    X 3 !!!
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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    I just went back to my old password and then if needed will go to the new one.

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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    I hope they get it straightend out my password book is getting full
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    Re: Replace password after 5 days??? Really??

    X4

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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    That's my last password change .... every five days isn't going to happen with me. I like this forum, some of you are nuts, some aren't, some are funny, some aren't, but there's always good information to be had. It'll be too bad to miss out on the good stuff, but I'm not doing the password thing again.
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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Bartley View Post
    That's my last password change .... every five days isn't going to happen with me. I like this forum, some of you are nuts, some aren't, some are funny, some aren't, but there's always good information to be had. It'll be too bad to miss out on the good stuff, but I'm not doing the password thing again.
    Just flip flop from old one to the new then to old, it works !

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    Re: Replace password after 5 days??? Really??

    agree

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    Re: Replace password after 5 days??? Really??

    You can replace your password with the same password....

    I didn't want to do it the first time as I thought it was some sort of scam.
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    Re: Replace password after 5 days??? Really??

    N00b whining....

    Everybody got hit with the new password thing.

    I thought it odd that my password had to be replaced because it was 1047 days old.
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    Re: Reset Passwords- If you can't get back on read this!

    Quote Originally Posted by 7A749 View Post
    If anyone is having a problem getting back on the site after resetting their password, contact me on FB or email and I'll reset it manually for you.

    https://www.facebook.com/steven.webber.948

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    Thanks!


    This is a great message, however you can't see this message if you can't get in... lol

    I thought it was a scam so I didn't change my password or try to log onto the site for over a week.
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    Re: Replace password after 5 days??? Really??

    Quote Originally Posted by VPT View Post
    You can replace your password with the same password....

    .
    Didn't work that way for me!!
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