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Windows 7: How strong is your password?


20 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 
How strong is your password?

In this age where password and password security are becoming more and more important, how secure is yours?

For example, here is the result of my Forums password (blanked out for security reasons):

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It can also be used for usernames as well as passwords. A strong username/password should include at least 1 character from each of the 4 categories.

https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm



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20 Jul 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Good information, Dwarf. Guess my password is OK.

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20 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

To illustrate the importance of using characters from each of the categories, consider these examples. All these are 8 characters long and are variations of the word password. Not a particularly strong password, but it serves to illustrate the point.

All lower-case.

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One upper-case character, the rest lower-case.

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One upper-case and one symbol character, the rest lower-case.

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One upper-case, one symbol and one numeric character, the rest lower-case.

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20 Jul 2011   #4

W7 Professional x64
 
 

By adding a single symbol, I went from 64.65 years to 15.67 thousand centuries.
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20 Jul 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Amazing how adding just one symbol ramps up the security.

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20 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm a suspicious old cove so how do we know this Gibson chappie isn't gleefully harvesting IP addresses along with the password?

He ain't having mine!!
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20 Jul 2011   #7

 

Normally I'd have the same thoughts, but it's a very well respected security site who's tools have been a very useful to me for me are far back as I can remember.
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20 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

At our school if we forget our password we have to enter this one which seems pretty secure for how simple it is

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That isn't including the fact of if you know the username or not

Josh


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20 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Normally I'd have the same thoughts, but it's a very well respected security site who's tools have been a very useful to me for me are far back as I can remember.
I stand corrected, your word is good enough.
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20 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

After reading his page, he mentioned that adding extra characters such as padding the password for more length works also. Still easy to remember.

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Jim


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