Is Your Password Strong Enough?


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If you’re like me, you probably have dozens of different passwords. We all know that in order to protect ourselves online, we must have strong passwords. How do you know, though, if your passwords are strong enough?

Head over to The Password Meter. This is a free service that will check your password for you and report back to whether your password is weak or strong. The Password Meter checks for minimum requirements of at least eight characters, and at least 3 out of the following 4:

  • Uppercase Letters
  • Lowercase Letters
  • Numbers
  • Symbols

It measures your password by several factors:

  • Number of Characters
  • Uppercase Letters
  • Lowercase Letters
  • Numbers
  • Symbols
  • Middle Numbers or Symbols
  • Requirements

At the same time, “points” will be deducted for things like having letters or numbers only, repeating characters, and sequential and consecutive characters. This is an excellent test, and I highly suggest you check every one of your passwords using this. Also, when you’re ready to set a new password for something, why not run it through this test prior to using it? It only takes a few seconds. Isn’t your peace of mind worth those seconds?

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