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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Mama Raccoon Teaches Baby
Many parents could learn from the patience of this raccoon in her multiple attempts to teach her kit how to climb a tree.
  Chasing Waterfalls
Watch athlete Dana Jackson on this jaw-dropping kayaking journey over waterfalls to get your adrenaline rush for the day.

Whidbey Telecom News - Increasing Password Security on Webmail

We been taking several proactive measures recently to keep your information safe on our digital systems. One of those steps has been increasing the login password requirements for our eBilling Website and SmartMail voicemail portal. The next one to receive this security bump is the one you likely us the most — Webmail.

New password requirements have been in place for some time, but we'll soon be requiring all existing accounts that don't meet these new standards to increase the security of their passwords. Increasing the length and complexity of passwords not only protects your privacy and personal data, but also prevents spammers from using compromised accounts to spread potentially harmful malware and scams.

What are the new password requirements?
12 characters long.
At least one lowercase letter.
At least one uppercase letter.
At least one number.
At least one special character.

What's the deadline to update my password?
The new password requirements will be become permanent for all Webmail accounts on November 18, 2015. After this date, all unchanged accounts that don't meet the above standards will be reset to a more secure password.

If your password does not meet these new requirements, you'll receive a notification letting you know you need to update your password. You will not be required to so at this time, but we recommend increasing the security of your account at the earliest opportunity.

With all of these new passwords, how am I going to remember them all?
As many organizations you use increase the length and complexity of passwords, we understand that remembering them all can be challenging. Here are some tips:

  • Create a passphrase or use an entire sentence that's more memorable. Consult this article for more advice and methods for creating passwords you'll remember.
    How to Create a Secure Password You Can Remeber Later: 4 Key Methods
  • Use a password manager. These online tools will store all of your passwords and help you generate secure ones. Premium versions have some cost assosciated with them, but most offer free versions as well.
    The Best Password Managers for 2015
  • Write your passwords down. Sounds wrong, doesn't it? But having your passwords written down in a notebook — and storing it securely in case you forget — is actually better than using the same simple password for every login.

If you have any questions about the new Webmail login requirements or need help updating your password, please contact our 24-hour Technical Support Center.
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Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

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Adobe Fill & Sign
Tired of old-school printing, signing, and scanning? This app lets you skip all that and easily sign electronic paperwork from any device.

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Raise makes it easy to buy discounted gift cards that others are selling as well as offload those that you have that are just gathering dust.

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Colorfy: Coloring Book For Adults
Think coloring is just for Kids? Think again. You can enjoy this relaxing activity any time on your device.

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Warning About Online Hotel Reservations

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Create A Family
Organization Station
Cool Ice Cubes
With Fruit And Herbs
Fun Things To Do
In Every U.S. State

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In August

Use Water Wisely
wateruseitwisely.com – Quick, think of 100 ways to conserve water! On second thought, just visit this site, which has already done the thinking for you. Here you can also learn about water-saving products, how to use less water in caring for your landscape, how to get kids involved, and many other useful tools.
Burger Tips And Recipes
epicurious.com/archive/howtocook/dishes/burgerrecipes – There's still enough summer left to get your burger on, and this site can help you do it. Grilling experts Steven Raichlen and Chris Schlesinger walk you through cuts of meat, seasoning, and cooking. You'll also find classic, kid favorite, upscale, and international recipes, as well as some non-beef options.
Talks To Stir Curiosity
ted.com/talks – TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading interesting ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks, which are available in video format on this site. Enduring love, driverless cars, how babies think, why startups succeed, and why people laugh are just a few of the fascinating topics you'll find here.
Media For Kids
commonsensemedia.org – To help you use media and technology as a positive force in kids' lives, this site offers reviews of movies, games, apps, websites, TV shows, books, and music. You can also read articles about specific concerns like privacy and Internet safety. Don't forget to check out the family guides, blogs, videos, and other useful tools.

Short Tutorial – How Do I Remove Something Posted On My Facebook Timeline?

Question: One of my friends posted something on my Facebook Timeline that I don't think is appropriate. Can I remove it?

Answer: Yes, it's easy to remove items (Facebook calls them "stories") that you or your friends post on your Timeline. Just follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Timeline and scroll to the story you want to remove.

  2. Click the downward arrow in the upper-right corner.

  3. Choose Hide from Timeline to remove the story from your Timeline. When you use this option, the story will still be on Facebook, but others won't be able to see it. To delete the story entirely, choose Delete.

If you don't want something you're tagged in to appear on your Timeline, you'll need to remove the tag. To do this, click the downward arrow and select Remove Tag. The post will no longer appear on your Timeline, but it may still be visible in other places on Facebook, such as the News Feed.

We hope you found this eNewsletter to be informative and entertaining. It's one of our ways of keeping you posted on news and information about our industry and our community. Thank you for the privilege of serving you!

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Best regards,

Your Whidbey Telecom Team

We have used our best efforts in collecting and preparing the information published herein. However, we do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any and all liability for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions resulted from negligence, accident, or other causes.

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