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Creating a password using the new system might seem daunting and inconvenient, but it's easy to still create a password that's easy to remember.

I am concerned that the reset is causing old members to lose posting privileges. That's not good. If that's happening, please PM me ASAP.

I know this caught all of us by surprise, but hang in there and give it a chance.
I don't think that would happen, I think that should only happen if they change their emails, it would put their accounts in awaiting user confirmation until they have received an email in their inbox to confirm that they have indeed changed their email. But if that's the case... should we temporarily set up the usergroup: user awaiting confirmation to self-promote in 24/48 hours?

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Well, this is my first time posting here and I received a prompt email from HTS with a new password and how to change it to one I can remember.

On the other hand, I lost the ability to log into my AVS account since the weekend and the password reset email never reached my inbox or spam folder and I tried filling the forgot password form many times but with no email response. I even tried contacting them manually twice using the contact form. No response yet and so I'm frustrated.

Maybe this forum will be my new source for all things AV. :)
 

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Well, this is my first time posting here and I received a prompt email from HTS with a new password and how to change it to one I can remember.

On the other hand, I lost the ability to log into my AVS account since the weekend and the password reset email never reached my inbox or spam folder and I tried filling the forgot password form many times but with no email response. I even tried contacting them manually twice using the contact form. No response yet and so I'm frustrated.

Maybe this forum will be my new source for all things AV. :)
I am going to send you a PM to see if I can help you.
 

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Well, this is my first time posting here and I received a prompt email from HTS with a new password and how to change it to one I can remember.

On the other hand, I lost the ability to log into my AVS account since the weekend and the password reset email never reached my inbox or spam folder and I tried filling the forgot password form many times but with no email response. I even tried contacting them manually twice using the contact form. No response yet and so I'm frustrated.

Maybe this forum will be my new source for all things AV.
I am going to send you a PM to see if I can help you.
Thanks, I appreciate it
 

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I am going to send you a PM to see if I can help you.
I received the PM but cannot reply directly to it yet (probably since I don't have enough posts yet). What email address should I send my AVS details to?

(I suppose you could send me another PM with that email address so I can send it directly via email.)
 

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I received the PM but cannot reply directly to it yet (probably since I don't have enough posts yet). What email address should I send my AVS details to?

(I suppose you could send me another PM with that email address so I can send it directly via email.)
I just sent you a PM with the email address. Please let me know if you received it, and I will watch for your email now.
 

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I received the PM but cannot reply directly to it yet (probably since I don't have enough posts yet). What email address should I send my AVS details to?

(I suppose you could send me another PM with that email address so I can send it directly via email.)
I just sent you a PM with the email address. Please let me know if you received it, and I will watch for your email now.
Hi, I received the pm and sent an email just now.
 

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Reading that article the only thing that comes to mine is... what does enforcing stricter password policies on the users accomplish? Pissing them off. That's it. Stronger user passwords would have not done a thing to prevent the breach.
 

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I agree. But it's normal; if we were running a big company with many websites of the Internet it would be much easier to mention stronger passwords than have our own security system strong enough to protect millions of customer's accounts. It's always easier to blame others for irresponsible passwords' selections than to take responsibility for our own actions.
Just wait another six months or so to see where VerticalScope would be @. ...Massed action civil lawsuits is a high probability.
That article, and others on the consequences from breach of security are very informative as to the future consequences. ...It takes roughly a year before full escalation.

We cannot be blindfolded, lead to believe that time will fix everything. ..To the contrary. IMHO

This taken from that article:
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The Cost of Data Breaches

The news of the breach broke out not long after a slew of social networking sites were reported to have become victims of year-old data breaches that have just been discovered and disclosed recently. At the onset of June, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has issued a public service announcement aimed at warning the public of an onslaught of extortion schemes that came after known social sites have been breached. The scammers are leveraging the emergence of data dumped in the underground from LinkedIn, Tumblr, Fling, and even Myspace, sold at varying prices.

[Read: Spate of megabreaches result to extortion schemes]

In Trend Micro’s research paper, Follow the Data: Dissecting Data Breaches and Debunking Myths, researchers highlight that the value of knowing the trail of data after it was stolen from the enterprise is as significant as determining who was affected by the breach and how they can recover.

Perpetrators behind every successful breach treat the database of its target as a goldmine as the amount of data that these databases house could easily translate to profit or could be used essentially as an ingredient in staging another attack.

In the recently disclosed data dump of stolen account information of LinkedIn members, a hacker with the moniker peace_of_mind, or more commonly known as Peace, sold 117 million records containing both emails and passwords at a rate of 5 bitcoins or an amount totaling to 2,200 USD. For a cybercriminal with malicious intent, that is the price to pay to take over troves of sensitive information that could be used in other attacks. For a company, damages for breaches this big could translate to millions of losses.

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The full article is a very good read.

And those are only few sites from the Tech sector where all member's accounts were stolen/hacked:
{Remember, 1,100 sites affecting 45 million people.}

http://www.verticalscope.com/technology/site-list.html

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Did you notice a huge change here @ HTS for the last two weeks? That's right...it is mostly a ghost town...everyone have deserted.
These aren't the best times. ...For not only here but for over there too.

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