Don't know if you are aware, but cloudflare, the company that provides password security for pro-boards, had a huge data leak. Passwords, logins, personal information was all exposed for hundreds of sites.
pro-boards is listed as an affected site.
Could we sticky something to the front page of the Bears forum telling people to change their passwords?
link is here
First of all, thank you brazilbear for letting us know. We all need to change our passwords. Thanks.
I used to tell my people the best way to have very complex passwords and be able to remember them.
1) Just pick a phrase cutler is a pick machine
notice that it is very long
2) Pick a special character !
3) remove all spaces and substitute the special character for every vowel
4) capitalize either the first or last character
5) pick a number 1
Add the number to the beginning or end of the phrase 1C!tl!r!s!p!ckm!ch!n!
The phrase is total gibberish and hard to figure out, but all you need to remember is a number a special character and the phrase. It is easy to remember and hard to break. It was something I used while in government work so it was a pretty hardy method