This link lets you know how easy or difficult it is to hack or break your password.
For example, if your password is 12345 it will merely take a hacker 0.29 milliseconds to hack your password. What if you use “password” as your password? Again, 0.29 milliseconds. What if you use your date of birth? On an average it may take a hacker 2 days 21 hours 4 minutes 34 seconds 85 jiffies and 2 milliseconds to break your password. Then I used this password “fW#gh6*bnhDFe4” (without quotation marks) and it may take an infinite amount of time.
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I think this is a good tool, and quite handy if you want to create new passwords and want to check how easy or difficult it will be for a hacker to hack or crack your password. The longer it takes, the better it will be.
How to create a good password?
- Avoid using common words and common phrases like “nopassword” or “nothingtoremember” or names of your family members or yours or one of your family members’ date of birth or any piece of information that can be easily guessed or found out. It is very easy to break your password like this because these days most of the information is easily available even on the Internet.
- If you don’t want to create abstract strings, try using longer sentences, something like IwasinColoradoyesterday, or best, if English is not your first language or native language, create a password using a sentence in your own language but in English alphabets. This way it will be easier to remember long strings of your password and it won’t be easy to crack your password even by advanced computers.
- If you want to create an abstract password so that it becomes practically impossible to hack your password, use a combination of uppercase and lowercase alphabets, numerals and special characters, something like I have used above (the one that would take and infinite amount of time to crack or break).
- Have different passwords for different services because in case you have just one password for all logins, the moment someone hacks or cracks your password for one service, he or she will be able to access all your services, including email accounts, social networking websites and worse, even your bank accounts.
Don’t want to create difficult passwords because you fear you won’t be able to remember them? You may have to look at my blog post titled Control all your Internet passwords with just one password with LastPass.
So you can save the URL of the website mentioned above. The next time you need to create a new password or change an existing password, just had to this website to find out how easy or difficult it is to hack or break your password.