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    Question Who has the oldest password?

    This will make sense if you checked your inbox and saw the e-mail from the Cygnus folks...

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    10160 days for me... Which if ones does the math, can't be right... (Unless I did the math wrong.)
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    this was done as a precaution...cygnus site was BREACHED ...you should get a email about this and prompting you to change your password which you should do.

    here is a copy of the email...


    As one of the nation's leading business-to-business media companies, we are proud of our website forums and their ability to connect industry leaders to discuss and disseminate critical topics and trends that affect their business and market.

    As part of this program, we put a premium on our informational and technical security measures.

    During our normal security detection, we intercepted non-standard access by an unauthorized third party. Although the problem was quickly identified and resolved, some limited user data such as email addresses, user names, passwords, birth dates and possibly names and phone numbers in limited cases may have been compromised. No credit card information or social security data were accessed.

    While we can only speculate as to the purpose of this intrusion, we feel it is our responsibility to inform you about this questionable access so that you may be on guard. As a matter of policy, Cygnus and its media properties will never ask you for confidential information via email. If you are contacted by any source requesting such information, we would advise you to view the request with great caution.

    At Cygnus, your security and privacy are our top concerns. We have implemented additional measures going forward to further minimize the risk of any future unauthorized access issues. We are also asking that all forum users immediately change their password. To assist in this process, you will be prompted to change your forum password the next time you enter one. We would also advise that you regularly change your passwords wherever you do business.

    As always, we will continue to proactively monitor user activity to detect any questionable usage.

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    Question Diane??.........

    Same 10160 for me. My join date was mid-june of 2002...........
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    I think mine was 10180 or something. Kinda shocked. Love the fact that I got one for officer.com but they never approved my application in the first place.
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    Do you know what we need? We need a good conspiracy theory.

    1. Trotter touted himself as an IT Security expert
    2. Cygnus site is breeched
    3. Trotter gets banned for life

    Coincidence?
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    Talking oldest password....

    i got that same number and i just joined like 3 weeks ago IF THAT!

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    Put down another one for 10160

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    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthre...757#post879757

    I posted this earlier over in the FH Site Comments forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Do you know what we need? We need a good conspiracy theory.

    1. Trotter touted himself as an IT Security expert
    2. Cygnus site is breeched
    3. Trotter gets banned for life

    Coincidence?

    Dammit, my Butt hurts.......... I just fell off the chair laughing.......


    On the 10160 thing, I just did the Math, I've been here for 1,958 days. 10160 equals 27 years and 10 months. The internet hasn't been here that long. Can someone ask Al Gore when he started the net??
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Same 10160 for me. My join date was mid-june of 2002...........
    Me too, and I joined in january

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    I'm another 10160. . . And I didn't even think they cared.

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    Wow, I got short changed....180 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    I'm another 10160. . . And I didn't even think they cared.
    They don't. Go check your email or look at my previous post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    The internet hasn't been here that long.
    Actually, yes, it really has... We might not have recognized where it was headed then, but it was there.

    The scary part was that I used it the first time about 3 or 4 years before that...
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    Great.
    I have had the same password since I joined the forums.
    Now I got to remember yet another new password.
    My workplace forces us to change it every 30 days.
    I can't handle that kind of pressure.
    I take all of my passwords and save them to a file with a password and then I can't remember THAT password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Dammit, my Butt hurts.......... I just fell off the chair laughing.......


    On the 10160 thing, I just did the Math, I've been here for 1,958 days. 10160 equals 27 years and 10 months. The internet hasn't been here that long. Can someone ask Al Gore when he started the net??
    Harve, the way you phrase things always cracks me up. I think that conspiracy theory has wiiings....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Do you know what we need? We need a good conspiracy theory.

    1. Trotter touted himself as an IT Security expert
    2. Cygnus site is breeched
    3. Trotter gets banned for life

    Coincidence?
    George, I'm disappointed. You should know by now that ALL modern conspiracy theories must end with it being President Bush's fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    ...1. Trotter touted himself as an IT Security expert
    2. Cygnus site is breeched
    3. Trotter gets banned for life

    Coincidence?
    I'm going to have to on out on a limb and say, "I think not!"

    Man, my 1265 days pales in comparison.

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    mine said over 180 days, i dont remeber when i first joined, what does it say over there
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckresmer View Post
    mine said over 180 days, i dont remeber when i first joined, what does it say over there
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    oh sheesh only 2 years, i'm not old enough to lose my memory like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyMarshal View Post
    Actually, yes, it really has... We might not have recognized where it was headed then, but it was there.

    The scary part was that I used it the first time about 3 or 4 years before that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by onebugle View Post
    Wow, I got short changed....180 days.
    Me too. But unlike Harve and a few others, my join date was originally sometime 2001, but then while overseas, they "lost" my profile and I had to remake it in March 2002. Must have been a bin Laden thing because that was when I got home from the Arabian Gulf and OPERATION APPOLO/ENDURING FREEDOM. Oh well..... so I wonder who the "bright spark" was that hacked into Cygnus.
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    I got the 10160 too, must have been some preset message. I have not been here 27 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenNFD1219 View Post
    Have you ever told someone that you used the Internet before the world wide web existed? I have and it usually causes confused looks.
    Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. Some guy comes up with the idea of a transfer protocol to integrate text and pictures (http) and suddenly it's as if he invented the whole damn network it runs on...

    He||, I still remember the internet before addresses ended in .com!

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