How Secure is Your Password?

If our readers can recollect, we had shared a blog post sometime last year on the common password mistakes people make, and how you can create strong passwords. Well, this post is to see whether our readers have followedour tips.

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We will be sharing with you all a tool which will give you an idea about how strong your password is. It will also tell you how many days/years it would take for a hacker to crack your password. But before we come to that, let’s revisit some of the important Dos and Don’ts on creating strong, invincible passwords. And here they are:

The Do’s
1. Make your password at least 8 characters long.
2. Have a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters in it.
3. Use special characters.
4. Your password should also contain numbers.
5. Have a unique password for every account on the Internet.

The Don’ts
1. Never use your name, pet’s name, date of birth, street name, etc., as your password.
2. Never use the same password for different online accounts.
3. Avoid using easy-to-guess words as your password.
4. Avoid using adjacent keyboard combinations such as “asdfg”, “qwerty”, “123456”, etc.

At times, strong and unique passwords might be difficult to remember. One easy way to do it is to use the letters of your favorite poem, story, phrase, etc. For example, let’s say my favorite line is “Sea Shells by the Seashore are Pretty”. Now, using the first letter of each word, I will come up with a password such as SSbtSaP@1920.

Now you can see for yourself how strong this password is, and approximately how long a hacker will take to crack it. Click the button below and you will be taken to a secure webpage where you can test your password too. However, do not use real passwords. Keeping the above tips in mind, create a password and test its strength.



See Also:
Your Passwords Are on the Way Out, Leave it to Twitter
Common Password Mistakes Most Make

 

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SURANJAN SHAH
SURANJAN SHAH
6 years ago

Excellent educative article. I think the real answer to this problem is to continue changing the password after a certain period of time and keeping the PW strong with the format presentation as described, so that we can keep the hackers at a certain distance, because we know that professional hackers are damn good information technologist people on loose.

k.s.s
k.s.s
6 years ago

I don’t think the website how strong is your password is accurate b’coz it calculates the time taken to crack the password according to the the number of characters.for eg: 1234567891011121314151617181920 would be strong acc. to it but it’s just counting from 1 to 20

vishal
vishal
6 years ago

thank you quick hael
for this

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Thanks, very informative.

roop singh
roop singh
6 years ago

Very Precious

RANJAN KUMAR PATRA
RANJAN KUMAR PATRA
6 years ago

Very informative & useful.
Thanks,
With regards,

Pradeep Saxena
Pradeep Saxena
6 years ago

have been using similar type of “Password’s” at almost every site.Even at many sites wherever possible,I have gone for “Second sign in security” too.
Pradeep Saxena
Consultant
(Electrical & Automation)
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh)

rohit
rohit
6 years ago

Thanks for this article

rohit sharma
rohit sharma
6 years ago

hy, i have very strong password , so i am not afaried.
thank you

naiyaralam
naiyaralam
6 years ago

thanks

Kishor Kulkarni
Kishor Kulkarni
6 years ago

Very informative article. Specially for those who are eager to use online services but are careless to protect their passwords. We must remember online services are handy if we are careful, but cost us very much if we ignore the tips.

I will be glad if any article on how to check fake websites and fake adds is posted.
Thanks

Nil
Nil
6 years ago

Thanks quick heal

Santosh
Santosh
6 years ago

thanks to share information with us

hemant dhangar
hemant dhangar
6 years ago

Thx for great n valuable advice….

Thomas
Thomas
6 years ago

Educative Excellent

Thomas
Thomas
6 years ago

Nice

meet shah
meet shah
6 years ago

I think that we have to change our password within 5 to 6 days regularly but without getting confused with our passwords ……..

In2pcfix
In2pcfix
6 years ago

Thanks for the writing article about how to secure password but Is there any software that helps to make your password more secure form hackers or spammers ?

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  In2pcfix

Hi,

Thanks for the feedback. When it comes to passwords, it is best to pick a really strong password that you can remember. There is no software that can work as well as simply picking a very hard password to crack. This means picking special characters, numbers and uppercase letters. This makes passwords harder to remember but you can use some tricks to make it more memorable. Hope that helps.

Best regards.

mahboob
mahboob
6 years ago

How do we know if somebody has already hacked my password?s

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  mahboob

Hi Mahboob,

If you are noticing any suspicious activity in your account, then it is possible that it is hacked. You can also check the login details of your account to see when and where it has been accessed from. Let us know if this helps.

Regards.

ravi kumar
ravi kumar
6 years ago

NICE…………

Madan gopal solanki
Madan gopal solanki
6 years ago

Thanks for educat for secure.

vscsrao
vscsrao
6 years ago

Thanks for this idea.

Keshav Sankritya
Keshav Sankritya
6 years ago

Very helpful advice.
Thanks.

dhaval
dhaval
6 years ago

thanks for this kind information

pradip kumar mukherjee
pradip kumar mukherjee
6 years ago

thanks mr Rajib

suman Kalyan das
suman Kalyan das
6 years ago

Thank to quick heal for a real protection.

SHIVENDRA MAURYA
SHIVENDRA MAURYA
6 years ago

Thakyou for this.

nighat lohani
nighat lohani
6 years ago

Have changed my device,and given the old one to a friend to use.problem is,without deleting the quickheal,it was set on factory reset. Now I keep on getting SMS on the number I had set as alternate no. Help me in solving this problem.please.

bharat
bharat
6 years ago

hi there,
i am using quick heal pro 2014,
i am facing a problem with this antivirus that i forgot the password of settings and just can’t change until i have access to the settings.
please help.
thank you.

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