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Attention - Upcoming Password Changes

Hello Everyone,

Per the latest announcements we will be resetting everyone’s passwords. Shortly you should be receiving an email directing you how to change your password. It will look like this:

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Subject: Your new password for *site name*
Dear *username*,

Your password has been reset by an administrator. Your new details are as follows:

Username: *username*

Password: *Randomly generated temp password*

To change your password, please visit this page: *link to password reset edit page from USERCP*

If you suspect this email is a scam, you can confirm the legitimacy of this email by manually navigate to the forum URL yourself and use your new password to log in.

All the best,

Site Name


As you can see it will give you a randomly generated temporary password, as well as telling you where you need to go to updated it accordingly.

If you do not receive this email please go to the contact us page and select Other, and type in Security Password Update Issues

We’re sorry for the inconvenience.



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OK, am I the only one that thinks a password for a car forum doesn't need to be 10 digits long and contain symbols. This seems a little excessive. My bank password isn't that complicated. This is a car forum guys. I can't imagine anyone having personal information other than, maybe, their first name on here.

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Yes I agree 100%. I was not happy that I had to come up with such an intricate password for a car forum ive been a member of for 13 years. Probably going to turn off some people from coming back...

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OK, am I the only one that thinks a password for a car forum doesn't need to be 10 digits long and contain symbols. This seems a little excessive. My bank password isn't that complicated. This is a car forum guys. I can't imagine anyone having personal information other than, maybe, their first name on here.


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Thanks John. I didn't think I was the only one. Perhaps Admin should tweak it a little bit.

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So did the "Security Breach" emblazoned on the forum home page happen before or after the new high security password change?

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We put the security link on the front page after we announced the breach.

I have posted this throughout our sites who have dealt with the Breach and Security Update issues.
I want you guys to have a look at it, hopefully it will clear some things up.

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Hey Guys,

I just want to post here to shed a little more light on the situation, at least as much as we can provide at the moment.

A 3rd party plugin that we and other networks use had it's developers' compromised. Their DB was breached and data was scraped. I can't ID the plugin as it's under legal investigation. However I can say that it had access to user data because it functions separately from the vb software. Many plugins do this, chats, news letters, mobile apps etc. This is not an active breach, however as a precaution we did initiate security updates including password changes and new pass requirements.

Their system was compromised and they grabbed user data for us and thousands of others.
We cleared our part of the breach and went this route to further security.
This is also in place as many members on the internet use the same or similar passwords across all things they use.

Hackers who have access to these accounts, may be able to access other platforms where the same email and/or passwords are used.
Other platforms have been compromised as well, including Twitter, Linkedin etc. We are just trying to get ahead of this, and nip it in the bud as soon as possible.

We cannot go into detail at the moment as it is being dealt with on a legal level.

Though this breech happened in Feb, we were not notified until very recently. We worked hard to find a solution for this mess, and acted on it. Though it may not be ideal in some eyes, it is the best we have access to ATM.
Once the storm settles we may look into other methods for our security, but right now we ask that you be patient with us.

As for us not responding to members, you have to understand our community support team watches over many sites. Luckily this week and last, we have had many members from other teams offer help. With that said all emails sent to our Contact Us email will be dealt with. Granted, it may take a little time for us to get to all of them, but please be patient with us as we are working really hard to catch up and help everyone.

If there are any other questions/concerns/feedback, please feel free to post them here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Richard.
Let us know if there is any more questions we can answer.

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