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has anyone gotten a notice, upon signing in, that passwords will be changed?
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One of the other forums I belong to started this crap a week ago and it's been a nightmare ever since. Never did send out anything about it just couldn't log in any more, finally was able to change it 2 days ago and today I'm back to square one can't log in so you can't get to my user account to do anything. Hope this one doesn't go that route.
 

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I haven't seen anything on this site, but on another forum I belong to the hackers & scammers
have just about taken control of everything.
Once they get in you cant hardly get rid of them.

SO if there telling me to change my password I'm going to do it pronto.

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I have not seen a message that I need to change my password. It seems strange to me that only some people have seen the message. For one thing I would expect that it would be a new topic, not just a popup. Hopefully an administrator will clarify the situation.
 

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Changing Password

Dear forum members,

Due to a security issue we will be resetting all users' passwords. This reset will be taking place between Tuesday June 21st - Thursday June 23rd.

Please ensure that the email address associated with your account is the correct email address and that you have access to this account. To check, go to: UserCP >> Edit Email and Password. Once the password reset has taken place, you will not be able to change anything on your account until you have successfully logged in. For more information please go to the site issues section
 

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Just got this "Notice" w/logging on now.. it "MAY" be someone trying to Hack into our PC's (??)
Bubba 123 (the tech.-Impaired)...:surprise:
THIS WOULD NOT BE THE FIRST TIME I've HEARD OF THIS SCAM

The site Admin. should post something before they sent out E-mails.
A lot of times they hack your E-mails it could be someone you talk to all the time,
The last time they tried hacking me I got a E-MAil FROM A GOOD FRIEND and there was a blue click to see pictures, so I did
THEN HOLELY [email protected] BROKE OUT SO IF YOU GET A E-MAIL THAT SAYS
CLICK FOR MORE INFO DONT DO IT:surprise:. REPORT IT, just saying

gt40
 

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I almost never click links in an email even from people I know unless they tell me they are sending me something. Manually type in the address yourself if you are pretty sure the link is valid. Saves a lot of heartache.

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Seems legit to me. I just did it. Which brings to mind a scene from a favorite Mel Brooks movie...

"Of course ya do it. Everybody does it. I just did it, and I'm ready to do it again."
 

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Seems to me it is just a load of BS, they do not want you to have a "simple" password, like "slotcar" anymore. :-( The new password I had to use is pretty complicated. It needs capitals, numbers and symbols, all of which will make it a pita to remember, let alone use. Just so I can protect my crummy account here? Really?
 

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I got an e-mail assigning me a new password. I went to Hobbytalk and tried to sign in w/my old one. No go. Then I entered the new one. It worked.

So it looks to be real, not a scam.

I went to the HT 'change password' page and changed it back to my old password plus a punctuation mark and 3 letters. Capitalized one letter. Not too tough.

Don't really like it (at my age I was getting worried about how long I'd be able to remember the simple one) - but I can stand it.

And maybe it will help with the spam and stuff.

-- D
 

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Dangit! The (9 key is missing from my keyboard. Guess I will have to go with A#123456780 then. :)


Check out the tags window - accidentially misspelled? or IT Freudian slip! :)
 
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