TTAC parent company VerticalScope is implementing some security changes related to forum password strength and password expiration policies. These are in response to increased Internet awareness of security-related incidents on outside major social media websites with which we share many common users. In addition, we recently became aware of potential risks to community accounts (username, userid, encrypted password and email address) on many Forum online communities, including the forum associated with this site.
Our internal security team is investigating information we have received about potential risks to communities and collecting and recording the findings for Law Enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, password-sharing between sites is also compounding the issue as various social-media sites have reported breaches in recent months. We take our users and data very seriously, and are always working to provide both a safe (and fun!) environment for our users.
If you are a user of one of our forum communities, you will receive an email shortly to change your password.
We also encourage you to proactively update your password on this site. (Either through the WordPress blog comments section or through the forum).
Like every online service, we strongly recommend that you always use a unique, strong password (10 character, 1+ uppercase, 1+ number, 1+ special character) to better protect your online security.