After following our tips to creating a strong password, you must be wondering if there’s any way to check how strong your password really is!
We’ve collected some resources to help you determine how secure your password is. It’s as simple as entering your password and receiving immediate results.
- Estimated Password-Cracking Times – this site will give you the estimated time it would take a hacker to figure out your password. If it reads “infiniti” – Congrats! You have created an extremely secure password.
- How Secure is my Password – this site will give you a measurement of time based on how long your password is. The longer the better.
- Password Meter – enter your password to see if you meet all the strong password standards! Be careful with this one – I tried a few of the most common passwords of all time and reached a score of 100% because it met all the qualifications. Try creating a password mnemonic to ensure your password security.
Now that you’ve quadruple checked your passwords, continue your password safety by keeping these extra tips in mind:
- Don’t keep your passwords in a document – this includes saving them in a text/Word document on your computer, or in a Google doc online.
- Don’t save your passwords online – often your browser will prompt you to “save password” or “remember me” – always click “not now”, especially on a foreign device.
- Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts – once a hacker has one password, they’ll be able to access all your accounts!
- Don’t share your password in the body of an email/text/instant message – this information can be collected by hackers through many methods.
- Try a password manager – we recommend Dashlane because it’s so easy to use and you can try it for FREE! Try it out now.