All super users / admins on all Tendenci hosted sites will need to reset your passwords today. This can be done at <your site> /accounts/password/reset/
Why? People reuse passwords. You shouldn’t, and you know that, but you probably do. Therefore, in an overabundance of caution given the large number of data breaches on the Internet this year, we are resetting all superuser passwords to a long randomized string unique to each. I’d also like to emphasize that:
- We have not had a data breach,
- Your site has NOT been hacked to our knowledge (every site has it’s own “silo” meaning your site is isolated from all others in it’s own containers.)
- A LOT of other companies have reported breaches and humans tend to reuse passwords.
A quick visit to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ will show you how pervasive the problem is.
Next step: go to your login page and click “reset password” and pick a unique password hopefully with a space ” ” in it. Tendenci accepts spaces in passwords so USE THEM!
To make passwords easier to remember, use sentences or phrases. For example, “breadandbutteryum”. Some systems will even let you use spaces: “bread and butter yum”.From: https://www.it.ucsb.edu/password-best-practices
Security is our top priority. Security is an inconvenience. Security best-practices are far better than the alternative. We apologize for the inconvenience but it is, after all, what we are paid to do.
This decision was made by me, Ed Schipul, the founder and CEO. And it was done without advance notice specifically to prevent bad-actors from knowing about it in advance and sending phishing emails to you. The Internet is unfortunately a rough place right now. Stay safe out there!
Let’s take it again to RICHARD STALLMAN, “FOUR FREEDOMS”
A program is “free software” if the program’s users have the four essential freedoms:
- The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose.
- The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
- The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
- The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others. By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
If software is licensed in a way that does not provide these 4 freedoms, then it is categorized as nonfree or proprietary.
Tendenci – The Open Source AMS, an international Open Source provider of Association Management Software‘ to global organizations (languages), today announced that it has joined the Stripe Partner Program as a Verified AMS Open Source Stripe Payment Partner. With only 3% of GDP online, Stripe’s goal of the program is to increase internet commerce by helping NGOs and companies start, run, and scale their businesses.
We are proud to announce that The Industry Steering Committee of Wellbore Survey Accuracy (ISCWSA) is now the place of resource for industry professionals!
The new website design features a marvelous Resource Library where everyone interested in science, engineering, oil & gas, etc., is welcome to seamlessly search and explore the repository of documents.
It is great to see again an independent third party rank Association Management Software from a global perspective. As a part of the Tendenci AMS Community, we will let the summary from HTF on market growth and Tendenci’s Global Share speak for itself.
Tendenci – The Open Source AMS continues to grow globally, we believe, because it is a community much more than anything else. Open Source is the voice of the people – a shared language that brings us together.
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Hello Tendenci Community, happy month of October, especially for those up in the Northeastern side of the United States, where the leaves are just beginning to change.
Don’t miss out on our quarterly newsletter, subscribe today and stay in the know. This month we have some pretty cool stuff to share, from learning how to Run Campaigns with your Tendenci website to our SEO services and our $500 OFF Coupon!
Don’t miss this webinar opportunity on OCT. 22, 2019! Guest speaker Ed Schipul, Founder and CEO of Tendenci – The Open Source AMS, will walk you through a SWOT analysis of implementing cryptocurrency within your organization, and why your government may take issue with the practice.