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Windows 7: How strong is your password?


15 Feb 2011   #1
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
How strong is your password?

Some of mine aren't up to par Test yours

https://www.microsoft.com/security/online-p...rd-checker.aspx

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15 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

The ratings all came to BEST

After all, they are 50 characters or longer and complex too
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15 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

It says Strong for mine 19 -long password.
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15 Feb 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Tested a few I currently have. Two yellows, rest green. Seems I'm quite safe, except here; my current SF password is weak
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15 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Mine typically vary between Medium and Strong.

A useful source of random passwords is https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

If you wish to make use of these (and I haven't, as yet), make sure that you keep a record of the password somewhere secure, such as a password locker, as they are deliberately complex and virtually impossible to remember.
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15 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have one very important password (to me) ... think I will make it stronger

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15 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It said in there that it should be 14 characters long and if you put '1' 20 times it said strong in Microsoft Password Checker because it passed the test of character length. Of course my password isn't that though
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15 Feb 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This might be interesting to some Anonymous Damage Control Anybody?
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15 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Here is also very interesting reading:
Quote:
Call me your e-mail security guinea pig.
The other day I was talking to Hugh Thompson, adjunct professor of software security at Columbia University and founder of consultancy People Security, about his research related to online privacy and he mentioned how easy it can be to hijack someone's e-mail account. So, I challenged him to try to steal mine.
(...)
more:
How secure is your e-mail password? | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

also worth to read:
- Are your passwords safe? - The Globe and Mail
- A Lesson in Password Security
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15 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

One I use most often is strong. The new one I was starting to change to is only medium. Best think of a new password to use, lol.
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