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Windows 7: Is Your Password Strong ?

07 Apr 2010   #1
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 
Is Your Password Strong ?

Your online accounts, computer files, and personal information are more secure when you use strong passwords to help protect them.But do you?
check your password

why strong passwords are needed:
How I?d Hack Your Weak Passwords - Passwords - Lifehacker
Weak passwords dominate statistics for Hotmail's phishing scheme leak | Zero Day | ZDNet.com
What’s My Pass? The Top 500 Worst Passwords of All Time


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08 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

The better question is, do you even use a password? And/or is your password one of the following words:

Your Child/Pet's Name
Your Phone #
1234
Password
Love
God
Money
S*x
etc

If you even came close to answering yes, smack yourself and then spend an hour remaking all of your passwords.

Here >> http://www.pctools.com/guides/password/
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08 Apr 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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08 Apr 2010   #4
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

This is NOT good


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08 Apr 2010   #5
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Both of mine are rated @ Medium, but those are user account passwords, and I use different passwords for everything except non-secure accounts.

The best passwords look like this:

d8Yn%3QfxB7s.aV

That will give you an excellent rating, but it's kinda hard to remember.

m!(r0$oft-w|nd0se-$3>en
or
$3\/3n-f0r|_|m$-d0+-c0m

That will also give you an excellent rating and might be easier to remember.
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08 Apr 2010   #6
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Both of mine are rated @ Medium, but those are user account passwords, and I use different passwords for everything except non-secure accounts.

The best passwords look like this:

d8Yn%3QfxB7s.aV

That will give you an excellent rating, but it's kinda hard to remember.

mi(r0$oft-w|n-d0se-7

That will also give you an excellent rating and might be easier to remember.
Actually you can get best rating even with easy to remember passwords...

Most of my passwords rated Best...
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08 Apr 2010   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by si8mon View Post
This is NOT good
Why are you hiding your password with the black mark? Its "hidden" already. No one can read those black dots.
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08 Apr 2010   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

"...Paranoia runs deep..."
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08 Apr 2010   #9
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
"...Paranoia runs deep..."
You cant afford to take any kind of risk with the passwords. Hackers, you know.
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08 Apr 2010   #10
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
d8Yn%3QfxB7s.aV

That will give you an excellent rating, but it's kinda hard to remember.
My password looks something like that. It can be easy to remember if you think of a sentence that means something to you like a favourite quote and then use the first letter of every word, adding or changing some of the letters for numbers, punctuation, and special characters.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Why are you hiding your password with the black mark? Its "hidden" already. No one can read those black dots.
Length, although, it's so long it probaby wouldn't matter anyway.


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