IMPORTANT - user passwords.

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IMPORTANT - user passwords.

Postby JQW » 13 Feb 2011, 20:04

One user has recently reported that they received a message that they'd recently had three failed login attempts using their ID.

This is usually due to a spambot attempting to login to an account by trying to guess a password.

Therefore can you please ensure that your password isn't easily guessable. Guessable passwords include the username itself, and simple ones such as '12345', 'qwerty' or 'password'.

I suggest you use a strong password - ideally one that contains a mixture of letters, numbers and/or punctuation characters. Also try to change it regularly.

I'll be making changes to the user registration system to force all new passwords to contain a mixture of letters and numbers.
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Re: IMPORTANT - user passwords.

Postby beenieman » 14 Feb 2011, 00:01

JQW wrote:Therefore can you please ensure that your password isn't easily guessable. Guessable passwords include the username itself, and simple ones such as '12345', 'qwerty' or 'password'.



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Re: IMPORTANT - user passwords.

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Feb 2011, 18:46

Hmm, I wonder if I should change my password from "1Cunt" to something else then?

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Re: IMPORTANT - user passwords.

Postby Copehead » 14 Feb 2011, 22:43

Lance Matthew wrote:Hmm, I wonder if I should change my password from "1Cunt" to something else then?


2cunts :?:
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Re: IMPORTANT - user passwords.

Postby Jungry Ho' » 16 Feb 2011, 13:10

As you probably know, I usually log in as Hungry Joe. For some reason I can't get logged on.
Just on the off chance that there was a problem with my password, I tried to get another password but got a password activation email but no password.
Help gratefully appreciated,
Joe.

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Re: IMPORTANT - user passwords.

Postby Seymore Porn » 17 Feb 2011, 19:54

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Re: IMPORTANT - user passwords.

Postby Jeff K » 17 Feb 2011, 21:54

I'm going to miss Jungry Ho'. I wish he would have stuck around.
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Re: IMPORTANT - user passwords.

Postby Seymore Porn » 18 Feb 2011, 01:12

Jeff K wrote:I'm going to miss Jungry Ho'. I wish he would have stuck around.

He was a cunt.
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Re: IMPORTANT - user passwords.

Postby LMG » 20 Feb 2011, 10:55

Could some of you more technical types have a looksie at my password and suggest ways I might render it more secure:

Username: LMG

Password: donkeys_knob_end



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