Password Strength Meter
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About this tool
This tool uses jQuery Password Strength Meter and zxcvbn to calculate the password entropy and use it as the score. Through pattern matching and conservative estimation, it recognizes and weighs 30k common passwords, common names and surnames according to US census data, popular English words from Wikipedia and US television and movies, and other common patterns like dates, repeats (aaa), sequences (abcd), keyboard patterns (qwertyuiop), and l33t speak.
How to improve your Passwords easily
With those 3 options, you can quickly improve your passwords by thinking in a passphrase.
- Memorize a sentence and use only the 1st letter of each word (or only the second or last). Afterward, change possibly still certain letters into numbers or special characters.
- Use a whole sentence as a password or string together different words connected by special characters.
- Another option is randomly choosing 5-6 words from the dictionary and separating them with a space.
This results in a password that is easy to remember, easy to type, and difficult for attackers to crack.
Example of converting a weak password to a strong one
With these 7 steps, you can create a strong password:
- Use, e.g., the phrase "Open sesame".
- Rephrase it to "Oh dear sesame, please open up".
- Transform the word "open" to "OPEN".
- Change the uppercase letter "O" to "0" (zero).
- Replace the whitespaces with hyphens (-) and underscores (_).
- Switch the lowercase letter "l" in please with the number "1".
- Add an exclamation mark at the end of the passphrase.
This results in the password: 0h-dear-sesame,_p1ease_0PEN_up!