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Greetings from an Old Friend
Hi, Friend. It's been a while since I've sent an email newsletter, so shame on me. But I just went through another round of updating passwords due to a security breach on an online service I use, so I thought I'd share some tips with you and use the opportunity to tell you about some recent projects, too. I hope you're doing well!

How to Be Password Savvy in a Hack-Happy World

Passwords have gotten out of control. With all the online services I use and all the sites I manage, I have hundreds of them. Over the years, I've made my passwords increasingly secure -- longer, less like actual words, more complex combinations of characters. In the past year alone, three sites to which I have logins have had security breaches, requiring me to change my password there and on any other sites where I used that same password. Yes, I know I'm not supposed to use duplicate passwords, but with hundreds of logins, I didn't think I could manage any other way.

The most recent security breach has finally forced me to move to a 21st Century solution, and I'm recommending it to you, to. The concept of LastPass is simple: It's an online service that stores your passwords securely and automatically fills those passwords for you when you visit a website. It does a lot more, too, including the most important feature of generating long complex passwords, the ones that look like 3kU9)x28h63#. Remembering even one of those passwords is tough; having a different one for every site makes it impossible to rely on memory.

Which is why I think LastPass is now essential. The basic service is free; and a premium subscription that adds an app for mobile browsing as well as multifactor authentication options is only $12 a year. Check it out at LastPass.com.

Read my four tips for 21st Century Password Security on my blog at EightTrails.com.



Recent Projects
This sixth year of Eight Trails has been a busy one. Here are a few projects that have launched recently. Take a look, and let me know if I can help you make your website and online marketing work smarter and harder for you.

Web Design and Development
Arizona Shuttle City to City Shuttle

Web Development Project Management
STEMcoach Educator Resources
Crop Vitality Agricultural Products
Arizona Natural Selections Marijuana Dispensary

Search Engine Optimization
Chamber Music Sedona
Rancho Los Lagos Event Venue

Website Management
Mountain Ridge Cabins
RWK Electric