Saturday, 25 February 2012

How secure is your password?

How secure is your password?
Have you ever asked yourself how secure your password is? There is a website where you can check the strength of your passwords until a desktop computer hacks it. The website is  and it shows also if you are using one of the most 10,000 common passwords. 
For example “boat” and “ship” are very short words and so within the top 10,000 most common passwords, which means they could be cracked instantly, whereas “Queen Elizabeth 2” would take 35 quadrillion years at the current state of computers to hack it.

Some common guidelines for a secure password:
  • ·         It should be at least 12 characters long
  • ·         Try to combine capital with lower-case letters
  • ·         Use symbols (e.g. !$%&?) and numbers in your password
For the lazy people, there is also a website which generates random passwords, on


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