Sunday, September 23, 2007

Password Checker-Test the strength of your passwords

You create passwords for using it with your online accounts, personal files etc. But do you know how strong or how weak is your password? Want to check the strength of your password, then go to this Microsoft Security site, Password checker

Goto the above given link, enter a password in the text box provided on the site there to have Password Checker help determine its strength as you type, it changes color according to your
password strength to show you whether your password is weak or strong.

Please note that the Password Checker is for personal reference only. Password Checker does not guarantee the security of the password itself.

Password Checker does not collect, store, or transmit information beyond the computer that you use to access Password Checker. The image works on your computer desktop until you navigate away from the page.

The security of the passwords entered into Password Checker is similar to the security of the password you enter when you log into Windows. The password is checked and validated on your computer, but is not sent over the Internet.A strong password should appear to be a random string of characters to an attacker. It should be 14 characters or longer, (eight characters or longer at a minimum). It should include a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

For tips on how to create passwords and pass phrases that are easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. a strong password checklist, and more, read Strong passwords: How to create and use them.

1 comment:

Tara (PassPack) said...

Hi. Also check out PassPack - an online password manager with a built in strong password generator.

Here's a post on our blog

Passwords: Long is Strong.