Information => Site Issues and Feedback => Topic started by: PJ595 on July 26, 2016, 08:02:15 pm

Title: Security breach banner.
Post by: PJ595 on July 26, 2016, 08:02:15 pm
Anyone else getting a Security and Privacy Breach notification in a big Blue banner above the forum lists on the home page.
Cheers PJ
Title: Re: Security breach banner.
Post by: Dal on July 26, 2016, 08:17:47 pm
Yes I'm seeing it also  ???
Title: Re: Security breach banner.
Post by: GTMartin on July 26, 2016, 08:28:14 pm
Extract from the Security banner

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.
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.
 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.
Title: Re: Security breach banner.
Post by: Abarthisti on July 27, 2016, 05:06:03 pm
Hey all

This is a notice from us about what's going on with our network. It links to an article on our site. Currently we are resetting passwords across our communities in order to strengthen security. These resets will be coming here shortly.

Thanks everyone!