About Password Strength checker
This password checker does not collect, store, or transmit information.
What is a strong password?
The strength of a password depends on the different types of characters that you use, the overall length of the password,
and whether the password can be found in a dictionary.
A good strong password should be at least 14 characters long.
How to create strong passwords?
Keys to password strength: length and complexity
An ideal password is long and has letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers.
- Whenever possible, use at least 14 characters or more.
- The greater the variety of characters in your password, the better.
- Use the entire keyboard, not just the letters and characters you use or see most often.
How to create a strong password you can remember?
There are many ways to create a long, complex password.
Here is one way that may make remembering it easier:
What to do
|Start with a sentence or two (about 10 words total).
||Think of something meaningful to you.
||Long and complex passwords are safest. I keep mine secret.
|Turn your sentences into a row of letters.
||Use the first letter of each word.
||lacpasikms (10 characters)
||Make only the letters in the first half of the alphabet uppercase.
||lACpAsIKMs (10 characters)
|Add length with numbers.
||Put two numbers that are meaningful to you between the two sentences.
||lACpAs56IKMs (12 characters)
|Add length with punctuation.
||Put a punctuation mark at the beginning.
||?lACpAs56IKMs (13 characters)
|Add length with symbols.
||Put a symbol at the end.
||?lACpAs56IKMs" (14 characters)
Tips to help keep your passwords secret
Avoid creating passwords using:
- Dictionary words in any language. Words in all languages are vulnerable.
- Words spelled backwards, common misspellings, and abbreviations. Words in all languages are vulnerable.
- Sequences or repeated characters. Examples: 12345678, 222222, abcdefg, or adjacent letters on your keyboard (qwerty).
- Personal information like your name, birthday, driver's license, passport number, or similar information.
Treat your passwords with as much care as you treat the information that they protect.
- Use strong passwords to log on to your computer and to any site where you enter your credit card number, or any financial or personal information—including social networking sites.
Never provide your password over e-mail or in response to an e-mail request.
- Internet "phishing" scams use fraudulent e-mail messages to entice you to reveal your user names and passwords, steal your identity, and more. Learn more about phishing scams and how to deal with online fraud.
Do not type passwords on computers that you do not control
- Computers such as those in Internet cafes, computer labs, kiosk systems, conferences, and airport lounges should be considered unsafe for any personal use other than anonymous Internet browsing.
- Cyber criminals can purchase keystroke logging devices which gather information typed on a computer, including passwords.
Don't reveal passwords to others
- Keep your passwords hidden from friends or family members (especially children) who could pass them on to other, less trustworthy individuals.
Protect any recorded passwords
- Don't store passwords on a file in your computer, because criminals will look there first.
- Keep your record of the passwords you use in a safe, secure place.
Use more than one password
- Use different passwords for different Web sites and services.