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I'm getting that banner on the top of my page

Is anyone else getting that?

Am I doing something wrong again?
 

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If you move your cursor just to the right of the word "NOTIFICATION" you will see "CLICK HERE".

It's just some background info on why they're changing passwords.

I've already had to change mine on Custom Fighters and no doubt I will forget it next week and probably just wont bother logging back in.....
 

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I'm not looking forward to seeing how many of the interesting people end up leaving here over this password bs.
Hillsy, you're one of the ones I hope keeps coming back. Occasionally you post something worth reading, lol.
 

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I'm not looking forward to seeing how many of the interesting people end up leaving here over this password bs.
Hillsy, you're one of the ones I hope keeps coming back. Occasionally you post something worth reading, lol.

Haha - thanks chief - same to you ;)
 

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If you move your cursor just to the right of the word "NOTIFICATION" you will see "CLICK HERE".

It's just some background info on why they're changing passwords.

I've already had to change mine on Custom Fighters and no doubt I will forget it next week and probably just wont bother logging back in.....
Thank you.

I was experiencing what CaTac said.......nothing. But now I hovered over "NOTIFICATION " and the click here appeared.

Yea, like Chief said, don't go anywhere. At least until you update the KZ1300 progress.
 

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Dear Admins, you just had to fuk with it didn't you! Thank-you for making the site slower, creating login issues and the doubleclick spyware. I'm sure it will all serve to improve your market share :|
 

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[h=3]Notice of Data Breach[/h]

You may have heard reports recently about a security issue involving VerticalScope. We would like to make sure you have the facts about what happened, what information was involved, and the steps we are taking to help protect you.

What Happened?

On June 13, 2016, we became aware that February 2016 data stolen from VerticalScope was being made available online.

What Information Was Involved?

Community member usernames, email addresses, hashed passwords, community userIDS, community website, and the IP address the username originally registered with.

What We Are Doing

We are in the process of invalidating passwords of all VerticalScope user accounts. We have posted a site security notification on each site updating users on the potential risk to certain accounts, the password reset and steps we are implementing to improve security. We are in the process of implementing stronger password rules (passwords now require a minimum of 10+ characters and a mixture of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols) along with automated account password expiries to encourage more frequent password changes. We will remind our users to use good password practices (not using the same password for multiple online accounts and using unique strong passwords). We are in the process of implementing additional safeguards to detect, alert and mitigate any future brute force attempts, and have notified our third party vendors that interact with our various forum API's of the February breach to allow their own security teams to investigate. We are continuing our investigation and will be collecting information to provide to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

VerticalScope is taking steps to strengthen account security. We were already using encrypted passwords and salted hashes to store passwords, and our new password controls are intended to further strengthen user security. We are taking steps to investigate and test new encryption and security technologies to further protect our users.

What You Can Do

To keep your account as safe as possible, we recommend that you regularly change your VerticalScope community password, and that you use a unique password for each of your online accounts. Using the same password for multiple online accounts significantly increases your chances of being compromised. Even though the passwords stolen in February were hashed, we recommend that if you were using (or are currently using) your VerticalScope community password across multiple online accounts, that you change your password for such other online accounts. We encourage you to regularly review your accounts and report any suspicious or unrecognized activity immediately.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Community Management team by email at [email protected] or on the website that you frequent. A support thread has been created on each website, and our support teams are on there to help you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
 

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That's the content of the letter found at the link that some of you aren't seeing. I'll point out again that this site was not on Vertical Scope's servers at the time the breach happened. It was still with Forum Foundry at that time. The password change is made necessary by Vertical Scope's decision to upgrade their security settings and policies, and since we're on their servers *now*, we just have to go along with it. Minor pain, and forget about it.
 
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