BHW password 30 days old have to change is it legit ?

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  1. boro

    boro Regular Member Premium Member

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    Hi just went to login and it said my password is more than 30 days old and I need to change it.
    Did not recognise my old one but allowed me to change it by emailing me another password.
    Is this legit or am I about to be posting downloads with viruses in them
     
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  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    yea...it's normal, i've just do it as well
    it was a month ago when we had to do this first, and then HaRRo says it would be a monthly routine here for security reasons
    now i can see threads like yours will pop up: i can't login to my account and so on... :)
     
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  3. kenblack

    kenblack Regular Member

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    It's a REAL PITA to tell you the truth, especially when it doesn't work properly.

    All I get is this when I try to log in:
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    Warning: require_once(./includes/vba_global_error.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/functions.php(2953) : eval()'d code on line 24
    
    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required './includes/vba_global_error.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/blackbum25/public_html/blackhat-seo/includes/functions.php(2953) : eval()'d code on line 24
    The only way around for me, is to create a new user, then the email activation actually brings me to the change password for me current user, which resolves the issue for another 30 days.... every month i have to go through the same thing.
     
  4. boro

    boro Regular Member Premium Member

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    Cheers
    I was more concerned about someone posting viruses from my account than the fact it would not let me login.
    But glad to hear its normal.
    I did a quick search but did not see any other threads so was a bit concerned.

    boro
     
  5. HoNeYBiRD

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    when i saw this message at first a month ago, i thought bhw is down but it wasn't of course :) and i couldn't login (a whole day long) until i deleted cookies, so just delete your cookies then you can load the site without any problem, change the old pass and you're done, at least it worked/works that way for me
     
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  6. Bestbuyfoam

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    I just changed my password and worked fine...

    Have a blessed one...
     
  7. Grandslam

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    yeah i guess its a new security feature of sorts

    trying to figure out what its making secure though
     
  8. kenblack

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    In a perfect world this would be the case however I've tried this, used freshly installed browsers, and even alternate computers without success. Last month I was able to get away with simply clearing my cookies, but no such luck this time.
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It 's so easy to fix this error (from the BHW administration).

    Please create an empty file called "vba_global_error.php" and put it in the /includes/ folder! No error message anymore. Nevertheless, it will need some testing,because, although no error message will appear, I can't guess the logic of the code without looking at it.
     
  10. queenrockz

    queenrockz Registered Member

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    It shouldn't be a problem cause it comes directly from BHW not other sources.
    But actually I haven't got that issue yet
     
  11. Hellfire

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    go to http://blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo instead of the meainpage, it works for me :D
     
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    I will try that next time, thank you.
     
  13. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    Did you really got that message before logging in?

    I mean, you said you have forgotten your password, which mean you got that message before you logged in?

    Seems weird.

    //J
     
  14. kenblack

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    If you are referring to me, then no, I got the message after I logged in.
     
  15. MLMGUROO

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    Same here...the only way around it was login in through Google Chrome...Firefox ain't let me in:(
     
  16. Chora-Haryana-KA

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    it is normal buddy.