Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: The changed password mystery is solved

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Blairsville, GA
    Posts
    1,355

    Exclamation The changed password mystery is solved

    After a bit of digging, it came down to something being done on my PC. I'm sure that a lot of you figured that when I said that I didn't find anything out of place on the server yesterday. I found it after getting ready to update a status today.

    I run a program called LastPass that stores all of my passwords (and I have a bunch). It detects password fields and fills them in when certain conditions occur. The screen that I tweak to update statuses has a password field in it and apparently LastPass saw the empty field and thought it would be nice to put something in it. When I saved the changes I didn't notice that it had done that so it ended up changing your passwords.

    So in the future I'll keep and eye out for LastPass and make sure that it doesn't screw things up again. Sorry again for the hassle and thanks for your patience!

    Frank

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Mifflinburg, PA / Land of Tar & Chip
    Posts
    2,651

    Default

    Really appreciate all you do for us and the site Frank. Thank you!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Norene TN
    Posts
    4,088

    Default

    If that's the biggest problems we have, ain't we lucky?? Like he said, thanks again!!

  4. #4
    Redman's Avatar
    Redman is offline Forum LongTimer Past Site Supporter
    Super Site Supporter
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Michigan, west Michigan
    Posts
    11,988

    Default

    Thanks Frank.

    So it effected just the folks that had their status updated.

    Good troubleshooting.
    How did you manage to notice that?? You see it happen today as it happened??

    Thanks again for all you do.

    Had 850G for 14 years. Now have GK since 2005.
    GK at IndyMotoGP Suzuki Display... ... GK on GSResources Page ... ... Euro Trash Ego Machine .. ..3 mo'cykls.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Henniker, New Hampshire
    Posts
    1

    Default

    This is Jethro. My password don't work no mo, hasn't for 2 days, I must be part of this issue. There is no way to recover a lost password on this site? Although mine wasn't lost, I know what my password is, it just don't work no mo.

  6. #6
    Redman's Avatar
    Redman is offline Forum LongTimer Past Site Supporter
    Super Site Supporter
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Michigan, west Michigan
    Posts
    11,988

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by HonkeyTonk View Post
    This is Jethro. My password don't work no mo, hasn't for 2 days, I must be part of this issue. There is no way to recover a lost password on this site? Although mine wasn't lost, I know what my password is, it just don't work no mo.
    Jethro,
    On loggin screen, the verbage in upper part has a link for "if forget password". That is the reset password function. It will send email with a link. Keep in mind that the email goes to the email address of record in your user account.
    Two potential problems there:
    1) if that email is no longer accessible to you.
    and 2)if you want the old account changed to the same email as used in the account you just set up.

    Had 850G for 14 years. Now have GK since 2005.
    GK at IndyMotoGP Suzuki Display... ... GK on GSResources Page ... ... Euro Trash Ego Machine .. ..3 mo'cykls.



  7. #7
    Redman's Avatar
    Redman is offline Forum LongTimer Past Site Supporter
    Super Site Supporter
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Michigan, west Michigan
    Posts
    11,988

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by HonkeyTonk View Post
    .................. I know what my password is, it just don't work no mo.
    The problem, according to Franks discussion, is that folks who had their contribution status updated also ended up with their password changed.

    So when you say you know what you password is, actually you know what it WAS, but it inadvertently got changed to something unknown .

    So need to use the "forgot password" function.
    It will send you an email with a link.
    Go to that link, and it send you another email with a newly generated temporary password.
    Copy that password, and can use it to logg in. And then can update you profile and create a new password (or use previous password again).
    Of course all these emails goes to the email of record in your user profile asI said above.

    Had 850G for 14 years. Now have GK since 2005.
    GK at IndyMotoGP Suzuki Display... ... GK on GSResources Page ... ... Euro Trash Ego Machine .. ..3 mo'cykls.



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    7,741

    Default

    My status has not changed, nor has my password or e-mail. However, a few days ago, several times I had to input my user name and password.

    I had not been required to do this to login in several years.
    1982 GS1100E V&H "SS" exhaust, APE pods, 1150 oil cooler, 140 speedo, 99.3 rear wheel HP, black engine, '83 red

    2016 XL883L Two-tone blue and white. Almost 42 hp! Status: destroyed, now owned by the insurance company. The hole in my memory starts an hour before the accident and ends 24 hours after.

  9. #9
    Jethro's Avatar
    Jethro is offline Forum LongTimer Charter Member
    GSResource Superstar
    Past Site Supporter
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Contoocook, Granite State
    Posts
    17,899

    Default

    Yay!! Sucsess, Jethro is back, sorry guys cant get rid of me that easy.
    Currently bikeless
    '81 GS 1100EX - "Peace, by superior fire power."
    '06 FZ1000 - "What we are dealing with here, is a COMPLETE lack of respect for the law."

    I ride, therefore I am.... constantly buying new tires.

    "Tell me what kind of an accident you are going to have, and I will tell you which helmet to wear." - Harry Hurt

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    southwest oHIo
    Posts
    35,927

    Default

    "Jethro"??

    Jethro who??






    Oh, ... THAT Jethro.



    .

    mine: 2000 Honda GoldWing GL1500SE and 1980 GS850G'K' "Junior"
    hers: 1982 GS850GL - "Angel" and 1969 Suzuki T250 Scrambler
    #1 son: 1986 Yamaha Venture Royale 1300 and 1982 GS650GL "Rat Bagger"
    #2 son: 1980 GS1000G
    Family Portrait
    Siblings and Spouses
    Mom's first ride
    Want a copy of my valve adjust spreadsheet for your 2-valve per cylinder engine? Send me an e-mail request (not a PM)
    (Click on my username in the upper-left corner for e-mail info.)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •