CyberD.org
C:\ Home » Blog » Tech » How Secure is HowSecureIsMyPassword.net?

How Secure is HowSecureIsMyPassword.net?

How Secure Is My Password?

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.

Not Long To Crack

Ok, so that was obvious, how about 457gDSFh (randomly typed just now)?

10 Days To Crack!

No symbol? Alright, same thing with a symbol then...

12 Years To Crack!

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. ;)

Comments

Keep track of the discussion via rss? Read about comment etiquette? Or type in something below!
  1. Björn
    Tuesday Mar/13/2012

    "It would take a desktop PC About 928 years to hack your password" det här var alltså det lösenord jag använder på jobbet jag testade då då ;-)

  2. Cyber
    Tuesday Mar/20/2012

    :O Starkt lösenord!!

  3. Steve
    Tuesday May/15/2012

    When it comes to brute forcing a pc its more about password lenth than anything a randomly generated key over 9 digits in length is enough security for anyone cause essentially with current technology it's unbreakable so I shoot for 12+ personally

  4. Cyber
    Tuesday May/15/2012

    I guess a full sentence is more secure than a random generation in brute force, but aren't there other ways to crack a pass? Always good with a long password though, I usually use at least 20 chars myself, on the sites that allow it.



The Comment Form

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your email is saved only to approve your future comments automatically (assuming you really are a human). ;) It's not visible or shared with anyone. You can read about how we handle your info here.

Question   Razz  Sad   Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Neutral

Privacy   Copyright   Sitemap   Statistics   RSS Feed   Valid XHTML   Valid CSS   Standards

© CyberD.org 2018
Keeping the world since 2004.