February 25, 2007

How can you test you password strength?

Our passwords are very important because they allow us to access private information, services or our e-mail addresses that also contain personal details. That’s why it is very important to use a complex password that contains both numbers and letters.

Google tries to help us by creating a new hidden service that will give a security rating for every password.

All you need to do is to visit the link below that will take you directly to Google. [The company does not provide any official website or interface for this link so you will use it at your own risk].

Enter the URL shown below at the address bar of the browser and, observe the final “replaceme” tag. That’s the password field, so you must replace it with your password and then press enter. Google will analyze it and then will return you the number that corresponds with your word: 1 is the least secure and 4 is the most secure. (See image).


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