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🚀 Here are my best finds for a Tech Smart Boss this week - Issue #199

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August 29 · Issue #199 · View online
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From The Archive Podcast from Tech Smart Boss
Episode 16: How to Deal with the Downtimes of Being an Entrepreneur (My 4-Step Process) - Podcast.co
Top Articles of the Week
Pushers, Reminders about yourself and Value-building Emails: B2B Follow-ups That Keep Your Sales Going
The Marketer’s Guide to Podcast Formats: 5 Types of Podcasts You Can Produce - Wistia Blog
LinkedIn Sales Navigator Growth Hack for Better Prospecting: 5 Modern Search Tactics
10 best (free or cheap) PR tools for brands
The 5 best team chat apps in 2020 | Zapier
Cool Tech of the Week
I was signing up for the free tier of Hunter.io this week (perhaps a future cool tech of the week) and when I entered my password to sign up it prompted me that they wouldn’t take it, it had been exposed in a breach. I thought that was curious and dug a little deeper on the link they shared and found a pretty useful tool that I am naming this week’s Cool Tech of the Week.
This is just a website, but they have collected a ton of leaked and dark web information to compile a searchable database. One key is they don’t link passwords to emails on this site, so you don’t have to worry about this site exposing your info.
But if you search your password and find it’s been pwned you should change immediately as others may have the link between your email, your password, and your accounts where they may be used.
Here’s why it’s dangerous for your password to be in this database. It means that as a hacker may steal hashed passwords from other sources, by default it is very hard to break a hashed password file. But if they have a list of passwords used in the past, it gives them an advantage to break it quickly, and then they have the hashed version of your password and can easily track it to any leaked account.
The short version, don’t use any password that you find in this database, Hunter.io is being very responsible by preventing you.
Give it a try, test your emails and your passwords and take action.
Have I Been Pwned: Pwned Passwords
That's it for this edition
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