Password Change Required?

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  1. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    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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    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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    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

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    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 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    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

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    My notice said my pasword expired....doh freaked me out also...:shock:
     
  7. Papa_Lazarou

    Papa_Lazarou MKUltra Member ECF Veteran

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    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

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    Nothing about being expired that I saw, just told to Git R Done! (-;
     
  9. CcaT

    CcaT ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    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

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    Where is somebody? Unexplained password change demands are an unnerving thing.
     
  11. 440BB

    440BB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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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    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 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    why I dont know but I have a not confirmed idea
     
  18. xpl0it

    xpl0it Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    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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    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

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    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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