I stumbled upon an interesting site today. It lets you type in a password, which it then evaluates, and if it's not secure they can even provide you with a new one. I would love to type in one of my passwords and find out, but the question is, can I really trust HowSecureIsMyPassword.net? What if they harvest all passwords people type in? What if the whole service is in fact a front for the US government? What if? So I tried a few passwords that I don't use. First one: pass.
Ok, so that was obvious, how about 457gDSFh (randomly typed just now)?
No symbol? Alright, same thing with a symbol then...
Wow! Really? Does an added ! add the much difficulty? I'm wondering how factual this service really is, and the previous password didn't have a single word in it either. Interesting service though. If you feel like checking it out: the URL is in the title. ;)