How Secure Is My Password?

by Larry Emmott on January 9, 2014

in Security

How about making a resolution to improve your password security for 2014? The web site How Secure Is My Password?. can help. You can enter a password or potential password and the site evaluates it for you.

I typed in several. For some I was informed that my password was so common it could be hacked in seconds. Others were better and would take a hacker three or four days to break. The problem is that supposedly the best passwords contain upper and lower case, symbols and numbers. Very secure and impossible to remember.

Another approach is to use actual words strung together in a nonsense order that you can remember. For example envision a pig delivering a speech to congress. This is a reminder for the password swineaddresssenate. Which according to How Secure Is My Password?. will take about three billion years to break.

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