Autoguide.com Hacked!!

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  1. Linda's Hell Cat

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    Ok just an FYI
    If you have Personal Messages with pertinent info left hanging around.
    Like Credit Card info.
    You might want to think about that. ;)

    Linda :)
     
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    Thanks for sharing Linda!!!
     
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    I guess now would be a good time to change passwords.
     
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    Exactly!!! ^^^^^
    Or not realize who owns this Forum now;)

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    I changed mine when I saw this yesterday, and now I hafta log in twice because I keep inputting the old password first. :mad:

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    This is posted on another Autoguide.com forum about what they are doing.

    Hello all,

    Over the next few days we will be implementing some changes to our forum password strength and password expiration policies. To make sure you continue having the best experience possible on the community, we regularly monitor the site and the Internet to keep everyone's account information safe. We've recently become aware of a potential risk to some accounts coming from outside of this community. Just to be safe, we are implementing the following changes to improve security even further:

    1) We are asking everyone to change their passwords (and will force a one time reset). Along with every user on the forum, new passwords will need to be more complex, and can't be simple words (sorry, you can't have "fluffy" as your password anymore!). Please use a password unique to this community. Reusing passwords can expose your account indirectly when other websites (Twitter, Linkedin, Badoo, etc) are compromised; and

    2) Your passwords will expire on a 365 day basis. When you login on the 366th day, you will have to change it.

    We'll also be sending out an email to users to let them know about the changes, in upcoming weeks.

    Thanks all,
     
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    Another thing to think about. If you are someone who uses the same password for several sites like your car forums and your PayPal it's time to change them up.

    Linda :)
     
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