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Opinion on changing login method


Would you be ok to use your email to login?  

5 members have voted

  1. 1. Would you be ok to use your email to login?

    • Keep it as email OR usernames
      1
    • Flip it to email only
      4


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To enhance security, our forum vendor is recommending that we disable the ability to login using your username + password (e.g. autumnwalker). Instead they suggest that we only allow login using email address + password.

Basically, usernames are public knowledge. Emails are less easily discoverable for a hacker. If we allow username login then the hacker only needs to guess passwords. If we force email logins then the hacker needs to guess email address and password.

This would mean when you login you would put your email address as your "username" and your password as you do today.

From the vendor:

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Allowing users to log in with a display name can represent a security weakness for your community because display names are public information and malicious users may attempt to login to multiple accounts with common passwords until they find an account for which the passwords work. It is recommended that you only allow users to log in with their email address.

Thoughts?

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11 hours ago, Lil'monster said:

Have we been hacked alot ?

I stayed logged in on my phone . I have no clue what my password is lol

Not once! It's just preventative / recommendation.

I could (or you could) reset your password if you forget it. Let me know if you want me to reset / txt it to you or if you want to txt me something to change it to for you.

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