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Old 06-16-2016, 12:12 AM   #21
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It's a bit like some other entity telling us to not worry, just go along with the changes, as they're for our safety....




12 months eh....
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:46 AM   #22
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So, under their ownership from May 4th, has our information already been compromised?
That's just when it was announced, not necessarily when actual ownership and data transferal took place.

The story says that Vertical got breached. If Vertical hadn't yet taken physical control of the databases and centralized them, then it's entirely possible that other forums were compromised, and the recent acquisitions are simply changing policy as an "abundance of caution", as some are wont to say.

Frankly, I would like to know the truth of both the ownership timeline, and the scope of the breach/compromise.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:31 AM   #23
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Check this. The same request was posted in thr HK forum.

Why you shouldn't change your passwords regularly
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blog...ssword-changes
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I think this is the link you are refering to:
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blog...ssword-changes

It makes a very good case for not making frequent password changes...

I will say that I agree wholeheartedly with the points made in the article.

We will each make the decision whether mandatory and frequent password changes are worth our time and effort to be members of this forum.

I am less ten impressed with this idea.
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Hacker steals 45 million accounts from hundreds of car, tech, sports forums | ZDNet

This may have something to do with the password change.
It has everything to do with it and that's why we aren't hearing anything else from them.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:33 AM   #26
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It has everything to do with it and that's why we aren't hearing anything else from them.
Agreed. The mother ship has likely decreed.

From my standpoint, they can have my password (if they don't already have it). The only thing it will get them is my bogus email address and access to this forum. Who cares?

I don't want to create a unique and special set of logon credentials on a rotating basis just for this forum. If and when it gets too burdensome, I'll just lurk as a guest if I need info on either of the two Walther models that I own.

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Old 06-16-2016, 01:03 PM   #27
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Pass this word or better yet, pass this phrase, and let's do it!
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:20 PM   #28
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I think this is the link you are refering to:
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blog...ssword-changes

It makes a very good case for not making frequent password changes...

I will say that I agree wholeheartedly with the points made in the article.

We will each make the decision whether mandatory and frequent password changes are worth our time and effort to be members of this forum.

I am less ten impressed with this idea.
Hey there,

Frequent password changes as defined by the parameters in their theory test are 30, 60 or 90 days. Our 365 days falls well out of that range and is just good practice to help you keep your information secure.



As for the report, the article fails to mention that the breach was for a third party plugin. This breach is on countless sites across the internet and not just limited to ours.

Their system was compromised and they grabbed user data for us and thousands of others. As soon as we were made aware, we cleared our part of the breach and went this route to further security. As already mentioned, this is also in place as many members on the internet use the same or similar passwords across all things they use.

These tech blogs don't ever get the full story, there just have hearsay and run with and embellish it.

We cannot go into detail at the moment as it is being dealt with on a legal level.

Thanks everyone,

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Can you confirm if this site was compromised? For the sake of transparency and honesty?

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Can you confirm if this site was compromised? For the sake of transparency and honesty?
It appears that this doesn't affect any recent acquisition by VerticalScope. This was their post on DefensiveCarry.com:

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This site has not been affected as that data is dated several months before we came to this site. The breach was a one time hit of a third party plugin that works as an almost separate entity of the site. Their system got hit and data scraped. It is now a legal investigation. The 365 day reset rule can be revisited after the new security system is launched here but at this time it is purely preventative. The articles that keep surfacing don't include that. And since as I said it's now in legal hands we can't discuss anymore details of the ongoing investigation.

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