How secure is my password: the ultimate litmus test

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how secure is my passwordHere at Abine, keeping your personal privacy protected is our utmost goal, which is we we post often about password security and what you can do to create secure passwords.

Sometimes you’re limited either by number of characters or by types of characters that you can use. Creating secure passwords within a restricted password field can be tough, but we can show you how secure your password is by reviewing some simple tips, techniques, and tools you can employ in the password creation process.

What does it mean to have a strong password, and how can I create one?

The more unique, random, and memorable that you can make your password, the better. Entropy, the measure of randomness, can help you decipher whether your combination of letters, numbers, and symbols has enough randomness to be a strong password. As the diagram above shows, using common words makes weak passwords.

Any words that you can find in the dictionary, and any repetition of those words, decreases entropy and makes a password hack far more likely. Also, using the same password on multiple websites puts all of your online accounts at risk. Use as many letters, numbers, and symbols as possible within the website’s limits, and remember to change your password from website to website for optimal password strength.

Where can I test the strength of my password?

There are many free tools online that can assist you in testing the strength of your password. Here are a couple in which you can enter your password to see how long it would take a potential hacker to crack it and gain access to your private information:

These tools can also tell you whether your letter, number, and symbol combinations have adequate entropy.

Are there programs available to help me create and store strong passwords?

There are numerous tools online that can help you formulate a strong password. Our newest product MaskMe can help you create and store high-entropy, secure passwords that you can sync across your computer and mobile device. MaskMe not only creates strong passwords, but it also lets you securely store and modify them in an easy-to-use interface.

36 Replies to “How secure is my password: the ultimate litmus test”

  1. Sydney says:

    I tested the 13-char password I mentioned in my reply on your other page and the second test said it would take ~34 years to crack, which is good enough for me. πŸ˜‰

  2. Sydney says:

    The second site show above is what I used:

    https://howsecureismypassword.net/ = 34 yr test result

    The first site shown above requires JavaScript, which I don’t currently have on, so a test result was impossible to obtain:

    https://howsecureismypassword.net/

  3. Miriam Catrambone says:

    My password is secure and I am very comfortable with it.

  4. Glad to know this site is out there!

  5. Kathy says:

    My email is weaker than I thought

  6. Shannon says:

    My password is good.

  7. Shannon Hairston says:

    My password best describes me πŸ™‚

  8. Jeff Berry says:

    My password is secure and I am comfortable with it.

  9. Pct says:

    230 sextrillion years.

  10. Pam Waters says:

    My password is very strong and I am comfortable using it.

  11. Thomas_Parker@ccpsnet.net says:

    If you crack my password, please let me know. I have already forgotten it.

  12. Sharrin says:

    I’m satisfied and confident with the level of security linked to my password.

  13. Sharrin says:

    I’m quite satisfied and confident with the level of security linked to my password.

  14. Melodie says:

    My password is secure enough and works for me.

  15. Donna says:

    My password has been very secure so far.

  16. Karen says:

    I am confident in the security of my password.

  17. nancy says:

    my password is adequate

  18. andur majer says:

    It is not intresting how many characters,if you dont protect it.
    Your password is a key to your online accounts,you should protect it,if you dont want to get hacked.Always store your passwords on a removable pen drive,so you can remove it, when not need it .Also always use a password generator website like passfoxplace.com ,here you can generate encrypted passwords,the most important part is,that always use copy+paste command.On that way you never type your password on your keyboard,so you are protected against keyloggers.

  19. Wendy Spanier says:

    My password is fine.

  20. Angie says:

    My password is good and works for me.

  21. Debbie says:

    My password has been secure and works for me.

  22. Theresa says:

    My password is perfect! Capital, letters, numbers! I feel confident and secure!

  23. Loretta Nagle says:

    not as strong as it could be, but I remember it

  24. Kathy Ashbrook says:

    I am satisfied with my new password.

  25. I am satisfied with my new password.

  26. Dameon says:

    My password is unbreakable

  27. IFo Hancroft says:

    According to howsecureismypassword.net it would take a Desktop PC 4 million years to crack a password of mine πŸ˜‰

  28. Michael Rost says:

    I do not have website.

  29. Barron says:

    I have a very strong PW

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