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I don't see why people are upset about changing a password. The requirements for this forum aren't any different from any other password security on any other site. Upper case, lower case, letter, number, other character.
This site now has stricter password requirements than my bank does, that's why I'm upset. There's no reason we should need a 10 character alpha-numeric password including at least 1 uppercase letter and 1 random symbol to talk about the finer points of chopping down a tree. If anything the requirements make everything less secure, because I can guarantee more people have their password written down on a post-it in front of their computer to help them remember it now
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This site now has stricter password requirements than my bank does, that's why I'm upset. There's no reason we should need a 10 character alpha-numeric password including at least 1 uppercase letter and 1 random symbol to talk about the finer points of chopping down a tree. If anything the requirements make everything less secure, because I can guarantee more people have their password written down on a post-it in front of their computer to help them remember it now
The temporary password was just to get you logged back in so that you could have access to choose your own password.

A good piece of advice, to help in remembering the more complex password, is to do a phrase instead of just randomly adding in the extra requirements.

Example: BoiledCabbageis#1!

That will stick in your in your mind better.

You can change it here or just let your browser remember it for you.

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The temporary password was just to get you logged back in so that you could have access to choose your own password.

A good piece of advice, to help in remembering the more complex password, is to do a phrase instead of just randomly adding in the extra requirements.

Example: BoiledCabbageis#1!

That will stick in your in your mind better.

You can change it here or just let your browser remember it for you.
Yup, already got it changed, doesn't change the fact that the requirements of what I can change it to are ridiculous, which is what my post was referring to

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I recently got two emails from Etsy and Pandora saying that LinkedIn's site got hacked and I guess for folks like me that use the same password for everything it's effecting other accounts.

Anyone else received similar emails?
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I don't see why people are upset about changing a password. The requirements for this forum aren't any different from any other password security on any other site. Upper case, lower case, letter, number, other character.
Suppose you've been here for years, never received a temporary password and are shut out of the forum?
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This site now has stricter password requirements than my bank does, that's why I'm upset.
It is for your protection. I would switch banks if that is the case.
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Passwords

I understand the need for security, but I don't understand making passwords more difficult than needed. We should not need crypto clearance to join in our woodworking forum.
Our password requirement is over the top in my opinion.
(11 characters), capital letters, symbols and numbers.
Many of us would like to use a short, easy password we can remember.
That's my opinion.
What's everyone else think?
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Just keep it easy for yourself, a phrase you use, nondescript address, two family member names...so on
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use something like "iam48*" or "wifeish0t29*" use a phrase instead of figuring out something to fit the password box. it makes it easier to remember and it is more secure.
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Can also replace @ for a, ! for I, $ for S and so on. I have worked for the government for over 26 year so I am use to IT over complicating things. I have 14 different web sites I need to access for my job. It would be OK if they didn't make you change them all the time.

I have an app on my phone to keep them organized.

All though aggravating at times I have just learned to accept it. Gives the IT people something to do when you lock yourself out because you forgot to update your password list.

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Write it on a piece of masking tape and stick it on your monitor, safer than a short simple easily guessed one sitting out on the internet as long as you lock your doors. Not sure what the problem is, I logged in two years ago when I installed a fresh new OS, haven't had to since.

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Merging to existing thread.

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I understand the need for security, but I don't understand making passwords more difficult than needed. We should not need crypto clearance to join in our woodworking forum.
Our password requirement is over the top in my opinion.
(11 characters), capital letters, symbols and numbers.
Many of us would like to use a short, easy password we can remember.
That's my opinion.
What's everyone else think?
The temporary password was just to get you logged back in so that you could have access to choose your own password.

A good piece of advice, to help in remembering the more complex password, is to do a phrase instead of just randomly adding in the extra requirements.

Example: BoiledCabbageis#1!

That will stick in your in your mind better.

You can change it here or just let your browser remember it for you.

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What is with this new BLUE banner at the top of the home page. It says something "Security and Data Breach Notification Click Here?" ????

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What is with this new BLUE banner at the top of the home page. It says something "Security and Data Breach Notification Click Here?" ????

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I moved your question to this thread where this topic is being discussed.

That is the legal announcement of what we have been discussing here.

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A good piece of advice, to help in remembering the more complex password, is to do a phrase instead of just randomly adding in the extra requirements.

Example: BoiledCabbageis#1!

That will stick in your in your mind better.
That won't stick in my mind at all. I'm probably registered on a hundred forums and websites throughout the internet. I don't have a hundred different complex passwords. I have a handful that I cycle through, based on the information I'm going to be entering on the site. My password on Amazon is going to be a lot stronger than what I believe should be required for a site like this. Secure government servers with strict complex password requirements have been hacked. Making the password longer is not going to make your server absolutely invulnerable.

But if doing this makes you feel more comfortable, I'd like to make a recommendation. On the page that tells you that you've entered an incorrect password, also include the password rules so that we don't waste all five tries using normal passwords.We can just go right to the "reset your password" link.
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