Test Your Password Strength

Satheesh C B | Saturday, March 13, 2010 | 0 comments

Passwords are the keys to your system.Many passwords used by users are quite easy to guess.Many occasions we hear stories of people who have had their accounts hacked . Having an easy password is like handing your house keys to a stranger. So it is very important that you choose a password that is hard to guess and that you keep this password a secret.

Importance of Password

  • Password represents the identity of an individual for a system.
  • This helps individuals protect personal information from being viewed by unauthorized users. Hence it is important  to secure passwords.
  • Passwords acts  like a barrier between the user and his personal information

If you want to test the strength of a password , then here are some free online links where you can check your password strength.

PasswordMeter

Password Meter gives you a full description about the positive and negative points about your password.The instantaneous visual feedback provides the user a means to improve the strength of their passwords.

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http://www.passwordmeter.com/

Password Checker:  Microsoft Security

The security of the passwords typed into this password checker is similar to the security of the password you enter if you log on to Windows.Just type in your password and get an instant strength rating: Weak, Medium, Strong, or Best.

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https://www.microsoft.com/protect/fraud/passwords/checker.aspx

A strong password is not necessarily difficult to be memorized, there are some small changes that can transform a common word in a strong password.To make a common word in a strong password, it combines uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.

WinTinker Password Generator a small  free tool, which   makes sure that the passwords you will use for online banking, social networking sites and computers are strong and secure. Simply type the word and it will convert it into a strong password.This  tool allows you to create random passwords combine uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.

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For example, you can type "SparksSpace" and generate a secure password unreadable.The coolest feature is that you do not need to memorize the password you created when you need to use it, simply access the program, type "SparksSpace" and the program displays the password you created.

Features

  • Creates an easy-to-remember secure passwords that combines all Upper Case, Lower Case, Numbers and Symbol.
  • Creates an unreadable Randomly generated password that you can write down.
  • Generates a password that balances the unrecognizable difficult secure passwords and easy-to-remember password ones. From a very simple suggested password like “carlo” into a strong and encrypted words

Download : WinTinker Password Generator 

Other Useful Links

http://www.testyourpassword.com/

http://www.yetanotherpasswordmeter.com/

Also Read:Test the Strength of Your Passwords

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