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Announcement   Announcement : NOTICE TO ALL USERS: Update Your Account Password
   posted by Amigaworld.net on 10-Nov-2018 11:57:53 (1310 reads)
ALL USERS PLEASE READ IN FULL - IMPORTANT SITE INFORMATION

It has recently been reported by a dozen users here that they have received spam emails citing their actual password and names and trying to exhort bitcoin payment from them.

Some of these passwords in the spam email are the same as used here for their AmigaWorld user account login.

Our System Administrator has checked the AmigaWorld.net server and so far found no evidence of a data breach. However, despite the high standards are security for the AmigaWorld.net server, we are continuing to take these reports very seriously and have already put in process some measures to enhance security.

The password database encryption has been updated. When any user logs in next, you will receive a brief message confirming that your password has been updated to the higher level of encryption.

Additionally we will be introducing a new mandatory standard for passwords shortly:

- minimum of one upper case character
- minimum of one number
- minimum of eight characters

It is come to our attention that some users here have not upgraded their password in many years.


We would ask all users to do the following with immediate effect:

* change your password immediately to the new standard above
* select a secure password that is truly unique to AmigaWorld.net - do not reuse password previously/currently used on other websites.


Any questions or reports should be made privacy@a-eon.co.uk as per this websites privacy policy.

    

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AmigaOneProductions 
Re: NOTICE TO ALL USERS: Update Your Account Password
Posted on 11-Nov-2018 7:56:57
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Just a suggestion:

Make the "Forgotten Password" procedure generate new passwords based on the new standards, if it doesn't already of course


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elwood 
Re: NOTICE TO ALL USERS: Update Your Account Password
Posted on 11-Nov-2018 13:22:45
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Changed.
Thanks for the head up.


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Re: NOTICE TO ALL USERS: Update Your Account Password
Posted on 12-Nov-2018 6:33:47
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i changed a day ago.. i'm good then?


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Re: NOTICE TO ALL USERS: Update Your Account Password
Posted on 16-Nov-2018 20:56:56
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How do I change password? Can't find a link/button...


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Re: NOTICE TO ALL USERS: Update Your Account Password
Posted on 16-Nov-2018 21:54:02
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View Account > Edit Profile >Password (bottom of the page)

Last edited by Glames on 16-Nov-2018 at 09:55 PM.
Last edited by Glames on 16-Nov-2018 at 09:55 PM.


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Re: NOTICE TO ALL USERS: Update Your Account Password
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Done.

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Re: NOTICE TO ALL USERS: Update Your Account Password
Posted on 22-Nov-2018 14:40:17
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@AmigaOneProductions

Yeah I did that, it wasn't there at the moment it was launched but it is now

Last edited by sibbi on 22-Nov-2018 at 02:40 PM.


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Re: NOTICE TO ALL USERS: Update Your Account Password
Posted on 27-Nov-2018 3:32:50
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Thank you, I already updated it when your warning came out. Thanx for the heads up.


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