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Attention - Password and Security Update

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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For those who still have password issues

For all members having issues:

If you are unable to get your password reset properly sorted out due to most likely an old registration email address on your account that was contacted when the password reset notices were sent out, we ask that you go down to the Contact Us area, and with the subject line of "password reset" add the following contents so an Autoguide administrator can help you:

- Account Name
- Email On the account
- Email You need it changed to if need be

Add all this, then hit send, and someone on our team will answer that email and fix the account up no problem.

You can do the same and send us a private message to have it manually changed, but due to the influx and us tackling a lot of issues, this would be a slower way of getting it reset. We recommend they use the Contact Us form to get it resolved if they can. If that does fail though and you have waited too long, send a volunteer staff member a message with all above contents and we will manually reset your password. Just make sure you supply the information above for a quicker fix.

Also, if you do have the right email on your account, I would ask you to please check your spam/junk folders as sometimes with certain email providers it tends to land in there.

Autoguide apologizes about the wait. We are tackling the password transition as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding!



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