Mike

New Security Questions

45 posts in this topic

Hi all,

I just enabled a new feature that adds security questions to your accounts.  The purpose of this is to secure your accounts against hackers.  It's not likely that our system will be hacked, but, it will also give Admins the capability to validate your account in case you lose your password (or change email addresses and forget your login).  If you have any issues, please let me know.  Thanks.

Mike

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just hit the site and encountered it.  Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, jfa.series1 said:

Just hit the site and encountered it.  Thanks!

How was it?  Work ok?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Three questions, worked perfectly.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, siteunseen said:

Me too, scared me.  I thought we'd been hacked. :bunny:

Hopefully it will prevent that from happening.  I enabled this feature because sometimes people forget their logins and ask me to change their passwords.  I had no real way to validate the request was coming from the real user.  This will give me something to validate your accounts when that happens.  Questions are unique for our site, so no need to worry about using the same answers for banks or other sensitive accounts (like mothers maiden name, etc).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the questions should be how many Z's do you own or how many Z's have you owned.  :P  I couldn't decide what to say when asked what color my Z is. LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Jeff G 78 said:

One of the questions should be how many Z's do you own or how many Z's have you owned.  :P  I couldn't decide what to say when asked what color my Z is. LOL

Nice idea!  I'll add that question.  You can always change your answers by clicking your name in the upper right and choosing "Account Settings"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What scared me was when I hit SUBMIT it went to white page with blue writing, proxy or html, something like that but it took me away from the forum.  Anyway thanks for keeping dummies like me safe. 8^)

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Mike said:

How was it?  Work ok?

i absolutely hate it. how is someone supposed to remember each question AND answer. can you make it voluntary? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You chose three questions from the drop down list. I did year, color and another easy to remember one. 

I've got a file with all my passwords and usernames written down in that I have to rely on more and more now days. :)

 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, sweatybetty said:

i absolutely hate it. how is someone supposed to remember each question AND answer. can you make it voluntary? 

I tried to choose questions that could be easily remembered.  Things like the color of your car, the year of your car, etc...  If you have some additional ideas for easier questions, I am willing to add them to the list.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a list of times you will need to know your security questions below.  FYI, the security questions are the same thing as "Two Factor Authentication".

Screenshot 2017-02-12 06.39.17.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I having trouble logging into CZCC from other devices now (PC and iphone) than my usual ipad. It asks for the security question, which I answer correctly, but it is fails to accept it, try again, same thing, then it says I can't try again until such and such a time.

Clearly I'm logged in nicely on this device (ipad).  No obvious way to get it to ask me one of the other questions I've answered. Is this an issue or is it me?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also just went to the Account security section of my profile, and it asks me for the account pwd, which I entered correctly, and it too fails and says I can't try again for 5 minutes. Fun huh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think if you supplied a security response that your last Z purchased was  a 370z then the software does this. ROFL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But the last Zed sold was a 240.... ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, zKars said:

I also just went to the Account security section of my profile, and it asks me for the account pwd, which I entered correctly, and it too fails and says I can't try again for 5 minutes. Fun huh?

Are you only seeing this on the iPad ?  Are you using our app or just the built in Safari browser?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually use Chrome on the ipad. 

I was able to login to the account security with my password the last time I tried it. I changed the security questions and answers.

I'll go try logging in to the account from the other machines again and see what happens

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm on my PC now. Seems to be working fine. Security question stuff got me through. Thanks Mike, I think we are golden for now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ID: 21   Posted (edited)

Ok this is just getting silly. Now I have been prevented from getting in on my ipad using Chrome. I last got in from my PC, on Chrome there. CLosed the window. Opened my ipad, opened chrome, went to my usual link, and got a message about not having permission to view this stream. I'm logged out. TRy to log in several times. Same "can't view this stream." Error.

Tried Safari on my ipad, same thing. Well actually after trying for the 5th time, I'm magically allowed in! What is going on?

Went back and tried Chrome on the ipad, still can't get in. Tried several times, no love. Closed the Safari window as well. 

I've had just about enough of this improvements to security stuff. I'll try again tomorrow when I'm not quite so grumpy

Edited by zKars

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just wait until the insurance companies force you to buy self-driving cars from the same folks (Google, Apple, and Microsoft). The Bass Turds can't even do their native applications (OS & Browsers) w/o bugs after all these years.

 

I think they should give us bug free software that works for a year before any Govt. lets them sell an autonomous car... they have to prove they can do something right for a change.

 

Yeah for software! It makes the world so much better....  <<<NOT>>>

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Autonomous cars reminds me of a joke. Something like.... Guy in front of a room of engineers asks the crowd "Show of hands... Who in this audience would get in a plane if they knew their company wrote the software that ran the plane?" Only one guy raised his hand...

He said he wasn't worried in the least about a crash. Because if the company HE worked for wrote the software, it would never get off the ground.  LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Mike So, when I log in, I have to answer a security question each and every time I log in.  Is that the way it's supposed to work?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, zKars said:

Ok this is just getting silly. Now I have been prevented from getting in on my ipad using Chrome. I last got in from my PC, on Chrome there. CLosed the window. Opened my ipad, opened chrome, went to my usual link, and got a message about not having permission to view this stream. I'm logged out. TRy to log in several times. Same "can't view this stream." Error.

Tried Safari on my ipad, same thing. Well actually after trying for the 5th time, I'm magically allowed in! What is going on?

Went back and tried Chrome on the ipad, still can't get in. Tried several times, no love. Closed the Safari window as well. 

I've had just about enough of this improvements to security stuff. I'll try again tomorrow when I'm not quite so grumpy

Ok, I think the security questions needs some bugs worked out of it with the mobile version (PC version seems to work just fine).  I'm going to make them optional until these kinks are worked out.  If you want to disable the security questions, go into your account settings and disable them.

 

11 minutes ago, Captain Obvious said:

@Mike So, when I log in, I have to answer a security question each and every time I log in.  Is that the way it's supposed to work?

Yes, unless you click the "remember me" button and the system won't ask you upon every login.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Who's Online   18 Members, 0 Anonymous, 130 Guests (See full list)

  • Search Engine Meta Tags:
    classic, z, datsun, 240z, 260z, 280z, zcar, zed, s30, classiczcars.com, 240z.org, fairlady, 240, 260, 280, nissan, 240 z, 260 z, 280 z, zx, turbo, classic z, 280z cars, cars 240z, car forums, datsun, nissan, cars datsun, car club, 280zx, car, nissan zcar, classic z car