Password locked afer login - Reset needed

kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Straight from the trenchesStuttgart, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 315 Major grins

After logging into Dgrin this morinng, I received a popup that my password has been locked and I would need to reset it. So I did follow that procedure after making sure it's not a phishing attempt (which it honestly didn't look like, the request came from the web site, not via mail and it pointed to all the right domains), and after I set a new password, login was possible again.

Question arise, whether this is a "normal" procedure all X years or if this was necessary because of something happened?

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,784 Major grins

    ^^same thing happened to me... am also wondering why...

  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,196 moderator
    edited November 17, 2019

    It happened to me and several other mods as well. And other users. I suspect that it's system wide, though I don't know why it's happening. AFAIK, following the reset instructions works well, so it should just be a minor inconvenience. If I learn anything more, I'll post about it.

  • AceCo55AceCo55 Aussie Grinner Registered Users Posts: 935 Major grins

    Happened to me too

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  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Straight from the trenches Stuttgart, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 315 Major grins

    Oh well, let's just hope there has not been a security breach on Vanilla Forums with someone stealing our passwords or something similar. Forcing new passwords without a specific policy usually is an indicator of such things happening.

    Wise words from the Dog of Wisdom: If your ball is too big for your mouth, it's not yours.

    I'm here to learn and progress. Honest feedback and criticism on my images is warmly appreciated!

    My SmugMug site - kurzvorzwoelf.com

  • James LyallJames Lyall Major grins Oxford, UK.Registered Users Posts: 202 Major grins
    edited November 17, 2019

    Yesterday (16th November) I had the same experience.

  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,196 moderator
  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Straight from the trenches Stuttgart, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 315 Major grins

    Thanks for the transparancy, @Richard - much appreciated

    Wise words from the Dog of Wisdom: If your ball is too big for your mouth, it's not yours.

    I'm here to learn and progress. Honest feedback and criticism on my images is warmly appreciated!

    My SmugMug site - kurzvorzwoelf.com

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaSuper Moderators Posts: 14,538 moderator

    It happened to me yesterday also - I received an email saying I needed to reset my PW - then it still didn't want to let me in. Very annoying

    I finally finagled my way in with a new PW - but wow, that wasn't fun at all!!

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    Moderator of the Technique Forum and Finishing School on Dgrin
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