Mandatory password resets
Richard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,717 moderator
A Vanilla software update around 1 November introduced a security vulnerability that may have affected a small number of user accounts. It only could have affected members who were quoted during the first two weeks of this month, and even so, the exploit was rather arcane and unlikely. Nevertheless, as a precaution all members are being required to reset their passwords. In the worst case, your username, email, encrypted password, IP address, user preferences, and forum rank could have been exposed. Dgrin has no financial data whatsoever, and is completely separate from SmugMug accounts.
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I think so. Just to be clear, you want to use the new email address you just signed up with on your Punkybeth account. Correct?
Yesterday after many months absent from this forum I tried to sign in. I couldn't. Tried to reset but it wouldn't accept my email address either. So I have created a new account being this one. My previous user ID was firefox13. Is there any way I can link the two users so I have the history in one place?
We should be able to rescue your old account. I will change the email address of the firefox13 account to the outlook address you used on the new account and set the old account to prompt you for a new password when you log on. Once you're in on the firefox13 account you can change the email address to whatever you want. Please respond in this thread once you've managed to use the old account and I will delete this one. Thx.
Many thanks Richard. Have made change as you can see so you can delete the new one.
Great to be back on deck
Unfortunately I no longer have access to the e-mail that I registered with so cannot reset my password. My Dgrin account was thebigsky. I wanted to use the forum again because my Smugmug site at charlesheadey.com is throwing up security errors and not letting people access it?
I changed the email address on thebigsky account to the email you just used for Retrocosm. You should now be able to complete the password change process on thebigsky.
Thank you Richard, much appreciated.
I think you should be receiving an email with instructions for setting a new password for your old account. Let me know whether this worked or not. Cheers.