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Admin changed my password? Zos were you hacked?

  • lordrichter
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    Glurin wrote: »
    I just assumed it was some automatic thing. Use the same password for too long or log in with it too many times and you get an automatic password change. It's not unheard of.

    And like @lordrichter said, what used to be strong passwords ain't so strong anymore, so it's a good idea to update them anyway. His example was a little on the extreme side, but using a passphrase instead of a password is also good advice. Not only is it harder to break, but it's also easier to remember. ;)

    Well, I was not exactly accurate in relating the length of my password. :smile: I actually don't know what my new password is. It is a high entropy thing chosen for me randomly and is stored in a password manager. I am told that it will only take 7 milliseconds for a parallel quantum computer to guess it, so I think I am good as long as no one with a parallel quantum computer tries to hack me. :sweat:

    Either Vanilla Forums got hacked, and this is a precautionary measure, or some Mod was wondering what that one button did.
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  • ChunkyCat
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    This is a good opportunity to choose a new, more secure, password. Gone are the days when they could be a mere 8 characters. Mine is a 70 word paragraph from my favorite book. Sadly, I cannot type worth a damn, so it can take me a couple hours to get it right when I sign in.

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  • Shadow_Akula
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    Yup... good thing I remember my email for this forum is one of three... 🙄 there’s a reason I tick the keep me logged in option ZoS
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    Oh you guys complaining about ZoS lack of communication? If only a certain community tried to warn you guys of this only for whiteknights and ZoS to silence us.

    Also heads up white knights. Public forum. Everyone has opinions. We are allowed to share our opinions regardless of “it’s free” or whatever excuse you wanna use. Public. Forum. Public.
  • Ragged_Claw
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    I just tried to ask a question on this thread, saw I wasn't logged in anymore and yep same thing. Since no-one from ZoS is bothering to explain this, I'm now a bit concerned that it's a phishing thing. Although why scammers would want access to my lame-ass cringy comments for the last five years I don't know.
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  • CassandraGemini
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    I'm actually kind of relieved right now that this wasn't just me. Was really wondering if I had violated the forum rules so hard without realizing it, that ZoS felt the need to protect people from me. Guess I'm not as bad as I thought after all.

    Would really be interested in knowing what caused this, though.
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  • MissBizz
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    Yup, and it wouldn't even let me change it at first, waited a few hours and then tried again for success.

    BTW everyone who didn't know your game and forums accounts weren't actually linked (and therefore passwords could be different) you should probably update your in game password... since you've obviously never changed it :P
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  • jim_1
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    I wonder if this was an attempt to fix Group Finder?

    :)
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  • Bekkael
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    Glad for an update, at least.
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  • tinythinker
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    I got it too but it works now with the new password
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  • Deohjo
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    FYI after 016, once every six months, things like today will happen,



  • Sylvermynx
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    The vendor we use to power the ESO forums reset all user passwords for partners that had upgraded to their most recent software version, which included the ESO forums. You are required to reset your password as a security precaution to address a potential security issue in their forum software. Please be aware that ESO forum accounts are completely separate from your ESO game account, so your existing credentials can still be used to access the game. To log into your forum account, simply go to the sign in screen and reset your password. As soon as we receive more information from the vendor, we'll pass it on.

    Thank you for the info @ZOS_GinaBruno - I was a bit concerned initially, but since I know how providers can be (as I have a reseller webspace provider of my own - though they do generally tell me beforehand when they're doing backend work) and since I got all the right info from the right address etc. after resetting my pw, I wasn't too fussed. Probably, it would have made more sense to not have the same pws on account and forum anyway.
  • jlboozer
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    Same here, I thought it was odd
  • Saelent
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    Pfft, all you people who got the email saying your password got changed...I didn’t know anything had changed until I saw this thread! Don’t know ya’ll been born, getting warnings ‘n stuffs, quick links through emails instead of having to slog the forums like us ‘ordinaries’. Pfffft!!!
  • ForzaRammer
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    The vendor we use to power the ESO forums reset all user passwords for partners that had upgraded to their most recent software version, which included the ESO forums. You are required to reset your password as a security precaution to address a potential security issue in their forum software. Please be aware that ESO forum accounts are completely separate from your ESO game account, so your existing credentials can still be used to access the game. To log into your forum account, simply go to the sign in screen and reset your password. As soon as we receive more information from the vendor, we'll pass it on.

    wow how annoying
  • Lumenn
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    The vendor we use to power the ESO forums reset all user passwords for partners that had upgraded to their most recent software version, which included the ESO forums. You are required to reset your password as a security precaution to address a potential security issue in their forum software. Please be aware that ESO forum accounts are completely separate from your ESO game account, so your existing credentials can still be used to access the game. To log into your forum account, simply go to the sign in screen and reset your password. As soon as we receive more information from the vendor, we'll pass it on.

    Thank you for the update. Would be nice had the vendor your company is using let you know what this security issue is that caused a reset on their end or if they have access to more than the forums. Looking forward to your update.
  • Glurin
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    molecule wrote: »
    Just had to change mine to PASSWORD2, how annoying

    I would laugh, but I've actually seen people do that on many occasions. Even had one lady who had her email hacked and I advised her to change her password, which she did. From something like "cookies" to "cookies2". That was pretty much the limit of her willingness to cooperate with me. Wouldn't you know it, she got hacked again. She then got angry at me because the password change didn't work and complained to my boss about it.
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  • Ackwalan
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    The vendor we use to power the ESO forums reset all user passwords for partners that had upgraded to their most recent software version, which included the ESO forums. You are required to reset your password as a security precaution to address a potential security issue in their forum software. Please be aware that ESO forum accounts are completely separate from your ESO game account, so your existing credentials can still be used to access the game. To log into your forum account, simply go to the sign in screen and reset your password. As soon as we receive more information from the vendor, we'll pass it on.

    In other words, the "vender" got unzipped.
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