Good news — no pwnage found!
This password wasn't found in any of the Pwned Passwords loaded into Have I Been Pwned. That doesn't necessarily mean it's a good password, merely that it's not indexed on this site. If you're not already using a password manager, go and download one and change all your passwords to be strong and unique.
Oh no — pwned!
This password has previously appeared in a data breach and should never be used. If you've ever used it anywhere before, change it!
About this tool
This tool uses hibp-js to check if a password exists in the Have I Been Pwned Password database. It contains +600M real-world passwords previously exposed in data breaches. This exposure makes them unsuitable for ongoing use as they're at a much greater risk of being used to take over other accounts.
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!