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post #1 of 63 Old 06-17-2016, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 63 Old 06-22-2016, 02:52 AM
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I reset my password and email but never received the email to complete the verification (I checked my spam folder). Can you resend the verification email? Thanks.

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post #3 of 63 Old 06-22-2016, 08:00 AM
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I upgraded your status.
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Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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post #4 of 63 Old 06-23-2016, 12:51 PM
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I just received my notification of my password change and a PM from another member. This is a legitimate step. The e-mail is genuine. Follow the instructions to keep your membership. Make sure your e-mail address is current.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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I just received my notification of my password change and a PM from another member. This is a legitimate step. The e-mail is genuine. Follow the instructions to keep your membership. Make sure your e-mail address is current.
Your new password from the admins might have a period as the first character. Don't miss it. I did, and blew through my 5 log-in attempts before I realized what was going on. Doh!
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post #6 of 63 Old 06-23-2016, 01:09 PM
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I understand the need.


But how many multi-forum users do you think have to write down a new 10-character, upper/lower, number laden, special character password, unique to Stromtroopers?
It kind of defeats the purpose ...

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post #7 of 63 Old 06-23-2016, 02:49 PM
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What are the password rules??

10 characters etc as per the instructions don't do it. Actually there is no feedback, just all fields become blank.

This seems to be not working, at least not at the moment.
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post #8 of 63 Old 06-23-2016, 03:12 PM
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I used:

"HulkThorSupermanHecules"

it was the strongest password I could come up with
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post #9 of 63 Old 06-23-2016, 03:34 PM
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Why the necessity for 10 charictors, upper and lower case, symbols and numbers on a motorcycle forum? If the site gets hacked again, the requirements will be irrelevant.
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post #10 of 63 Old 06-23-2016, 03:35 PM
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But how many multi-forum users do you think have to write down a new 10-character, upper/lower, number laden, special character password, unique to Stromtroopers?
It kind of defeats the purpose ...
Exactly..lets say that every website to which a random subscriber might belong (lets GUESS 16 for example) decided to pull this.

These crazy NEW ["unique"] requirements defy anyone's REMEMBERING their various SIGN IN passwords (times 16) so they have to be either 1. WRITTEN DOWN or 2. all lodged in a Program which REMEMBERS them ALL for convenience sake.

That said, WRITTEN LIST may be found by others and the "REMEMBER" programs are ALL SUCCEPTIBLE to being CRACKED [but THANKS for consolidating them all IN ONE PLACE to make it easier for the CODEBREAKERS]

I've been dealing with computers for 35 years and have NEVER had one of my PASSWORDS cracked, but thanks for HELPING
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