Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Microsoft Password Checker

So you think your password's secure? Now you can check that with with the Microsoft Password Checker, a free web tool to help you to gauge the strength of your password.

Microsoft recommends that passwords should be at least eight or more characters in length with 14 or longer being much better. They also recommend using a pass phrase, if the systems support spaces, and/or a mix of letter, numbers and symbols.

It's a useful little web page and it comes with a lot of advice on creating secure passwords.

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1 comment:

Allan Ogg said...

Another good, online password checker is The Password Meter.
It's designed to assess the strength of password strings and gives instantaneous visual feedback. The idea being to assist in breaking the typical bad habits of faulty password formulation.