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Password changing

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by phyza, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. #1
    When i open DP forums few minutes back i got a msg:

    Your password is 565 days old, and has therefore expired.

    Please change your password using this page.


    One of my other DP frnd got the same msg and he is 1000+ days old member.. Can i please ask the reason? Is it for all the DP members or some weak password issue?

    Thanks
    PHYza
    SEMrush
     
    phyza, Nov 8, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    Forcing all DP members to change their passwords.
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  3. BlueEew

    BlueEew Well-Known Member

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    #3
    I got the same today and I only changed my password 10 days ago.

    Never mind seen Shawns post. :)
     
    BlueEew, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  4. phyza

    phyza Well-Known Member

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    #4
    Including urself?:p
     
    phyza, Nov 8, 2009 IP
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    alex021 Peon

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    #5
    I just got the same message after 120 days
     
    alex021, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  6. Professional Dude

    Professional Dude Prominent Member

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    #6
    What could be the reason for it?
     
    Professional Dude, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  7. MhW

    MhW Active Member

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    #7
    You sure about that?

    I put my old password into the "New Password" fields and the system accepted it. *shrug* :eek:
     
    MhW, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  8. arpitagarwal82

    arpitagarwal82 Notable Member

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    OMG. I just realized that my DP password was 1054 days old :p
    Its a good step from security point of view.
     
    arpitagarwal82, Nov 8, 2009 IP
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  9. ChrisMiller

    ChrisMiller Prominent Member

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    Yea I got that message I guess It has been 370 Days since the Big DB Crash last year.
     
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  10. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    All users have to change their password as of today, and going forward they have to change it every 180 days, and they won't be able to use the same password they used in the previous year.
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  11. World Class

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    Yeah new version of VB had this feature, I guess?
     
    World Class, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  12. ChrisMiller

    ChrisMiller Prominent Member

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    #12
    That is actually a pretty good idea because. I have seen other forums do this.

    I haven't noticed but is there a password strength requirement? Like to force somone to put like Numbers or Symbol's in their password for they don't use a Generic word in there password like bread or something? If there is no Strength requirement I would recommend it.
     
    ChrisMiller, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  13. flamer

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    - Please put up a option to have it as per user preferences. I don't like having it changed every now and then.

    I know it is a good thing to avoid hacks. But yet! i can't keep any passwords used in past 365 days either.
     
    flamer, Nov 8, 2009 IP
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    snakeair Notable Member

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    #14
    This is a good thing to protect accounts from getting hacked. Hell my password was 932 days old.
     
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  15. poshswinger

    poshswinger Active Member

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    Sounds like a good security measure. Thanks.
     
    poshswinger, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  16. geekos

    geekos Well-Known Member

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    #16
    Got this message also.
    Damn I'm bad in memorizing my passwords :)
    Good security measure btw.
     
    geekos, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  17. snakeair

    snakeair Notable Member

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    Every 90days at my job we have to change all of our passwords we use to login to the system's (3 passwords) and we can not use the same one till 180 days are up.
     
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    #18
    Your password is 1376 days old, and has therefore expired.
     
    scylla, Nov 8, 2009 IP
  19. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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  20. Love*

    Love* Well-Known Member

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    #20
    Yeah, I wasn't surprised, other forums do this. :)
     
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