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    Exclamation Password reset

    As part of a periodic review of security on the UsingEnglish.com site we have forced a password reset for all of our users. We have also configured the site to request that passwords are changed every 180 days (every 6 months).

    We realise that this causes a minor inconvenience to our users but hope that you appreciate the steps we are taking to ensure the safety and security of your accounts and data.

    Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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    Mine was only 805 days old!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    You beat me - mine was 414 days old.
    Last edited by 5jj; 12-Sep-2013 at 10:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5 View Post

    We realise that this causes a minor inconvenience to our users ...
    Minor indeed. I'm simply glad that the "seniors' moment" I experienced before reading your announcement was not of my own creation. Whew!

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    Mine was 1506 days old! I thought that was an odd limit to set for everyone!

    Quick question - does it recognise passwords you have used before or, in six months, will I be able to change it back to the one I was using until yesterday?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Quick question - does it recognise passwords you have used before or, in six months, will I be able to change it back to the one I was using until yesterday?
    It doesn't have any rules like that set up yet, so you can alternate if you wish to - it just requires a change every six months. Just be aware that it is not ideal to keep using the same passwords.

    Here are some 'interesting' reads for you all along these lines:




    And as a bonus tip, here's a password manager that I highly recommend:




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    My reaction to "Sign In Failure" ............ but it is OK now.

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    I was also a victim of the new policy of password which was adopted without informing the members. I tried all my best but in-vain. Ultimately I had to use the forgot password option and this password I had used for last 5 years and no untoward thing had happened. When I set this new password this morning and posted a couple of posts. When I opened my eMail folder there was this message - "your password is vulnerable and it has been changed by the administrators". We are giving you a new password. I kept wondering what was wrong with the new password I had generated(with great difficulty) this very morning and how it was found to be vulnerable? I tried this new password given by the authorities but failed three times, and then I used the password I had generated this very morning and it worked. It means that the software department is not working properly and sending eMails even without checking things. The members were never taken into confidence and not even a simple intimation or hint was given. It puzzled me more in the morning and by evening the whole thing turned out to be a mockery.

    SUDHKAMP (I believe this name is not vulnerable or they would change it too!)

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    Last victim here! Only I didn't think of checking my email account , or else I would've known better! Hope I remember this in six months!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Last victim here! Only I didn't think of checking my email account , or else I would've known better! Hope I remember this in six months!
    Charliedeut I became a victim after changing my password and after it had been set, the UsingEnglish.com authorities sent me an Email about vulnerability. But I think it is their system which is vulnerable which is not able to discern what to communicate. A software decision gone haywire. Hope the administrators would take note.

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