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  1. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Willamette Valley, PNW
    Browsing around the forum just now, went to look at a post and got a notice that I had to change my password.
    Couldn't access anything on the site until I did so.

    Just curious, is something up or is this going to be a regular event?
     
  2. Cyrus Vap

    Cyrus Vap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Bay Area, California
    Same exact thing just happened to be, it was abrupt and weird
     
  3. salemgold

    salemgold ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 5, 2010
    South Carolina
    Happened to me too, OTD. Kind of glad that I was not the only one. The message did say that my P/W had expired.
     
  4. Nermal

    Nermal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2013
    Farmington, NM USA
    My experience, and my question exactly. I've got a bank that does this periodically. I've got one and a half pages of my physical phone directly so filled with obsolete passwords it's hard to tell which is current.
     
  5. edyle

    edyle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    me too.

    if i have to keep changing psw all the time i'll have to forget this

    cant keep writing down passwords all over the place all the time for every bleeping thing
     
  6. Moodyfisherman

    Moodyfisherman Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 14, 2013
    City of Destiny, Wa
    My notice said my pasword expired....doh freaked me out also...:shock:
     
  7. Papa_Lazarou

    Papa_Lazarou MKUltra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 23, 2013
    Vancouver, Canada
    Happened once before about 4 months ago. Could be a lot of reasons - hacking, data base cull, db corruption, server swap/update. I'm actually pleasantly surprised the site is up as consistently as it is, considering the traffic.
     
  8. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Willamette Valley, PNW
    Nothing about being expired that I saw, just told to Git R Done! (-;
     
  9. CcaT

    CcaT ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    May 16, 2012
    Washington State
    Sure would be nice if one of the powers that be could pop in here and let us know that was on the up and up and not some kind of phishing thing that happened.
     
  10. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    Where is somebody? Unexplained password change demands are an unnerving thing.
     
  11. 440BB

    440BB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 19, 2011
    The Motor City
    I'm interested in why this came about too.
     
  12. oplholik

    oplholik Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just happened to me, and was wondering if it was legit. Was there a heads up somewhere that we missed?
     
  13. sonicdsl

    sonicdsl Admin
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    Aug 11, 2011
    Always Keep Fighting
    It is legit folks, sorry no one's been in here tonight. I imagine RL got in the way (I know it did for me).
     
  14. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Willamette Valley, PNW
    Real Life..... waz dat? After ECF what else is there?

    So is this going to be an ongoing security measure?
    Sad if it is but understandable what with all the ne'er do wells roaming the streets and boards.
     
  15. peraspera

    peraspera Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2012
    midwest
    Wonder if there is some general mischief going on? There were a couple of vaping sites I tried this morning that would not load for awhile. They are back up now.
     
  16. tiburonfirst

    tiburonfirst They call me 'Tibs" Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    back home
    i imagine a forum-wide password change had to be set up beforehand in the system so it doesn't make much sense that a heads-up couldn't be posted ............... :?:


    but why doesn't this surprise me, lol?
     
  17. Liscab

    Liscab Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Mar 15, 2009
    Miami fl.
    why I dont know but I have a not confirmed idea
     
  18. xpl0it

    xpl0it Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2013
    Miami, FL
    A good password policy would have you changing it every six to twelve months. If you have trouble remembering passwords use a service like LastPass or KeePass. ;)
     
  19. spartanstew

    spartanstew Mr. Awesome Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 29, 2013
    Wylie, Texas
    Although I too received the message to reset my password (current one had expired). I merely "changed" it to the same one it always was without issue.
     
  20. Desert Dweller

    Desert Dweller Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2013
    Scottsdale,Az.
    I use Lastpass-used the free version till I got the paid version ($12/year) for use with mobile phone.Works great for me.
     
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