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This website tells you if your password is easy to crack

Hacking incidents involving e-mails and social media accounts are becoming more frequent and one of the main reasons why it happens is because most people use weak passwords. If you’re not sure if your password is strong enough then you might want to check this website.

Author’s note: As some of our readers have advised, be wary and avoid using your real password. You can use a dummy password or substitute some of the characters. And like the site itself says, “Be careful where you type your password.” Thanks guys!

howsecureismypassword.net, as its name suggests, is a web-based tool that tells you if your password is strong or weak. All you need to do is type in a password and it will give you an approximation on how long would it take a desktop PC to brute force it. You can also change its settings and increase the default calculations per second.

48 thousand years for my Facebook account password.

I guess it’s time to change my password on Twitter.

In addition, it also offers suggestions on how you can strenghten your password like using a combination of numbers, special characters, and upper and lower cases.

If you have tried it, tell us about your results in the comments field below.

via: LifeHacker

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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10 Responses

  1. Miss Call says:

    Now that website KNOWS your password.

    • someone says:

      Stop spreading false information.

      The password checking is done via javascript. It’s a client based scripting meaning the processing is done within your browser. It doesn’t transmit information. Want to check? Load the website first, then, disconnect your internet connection and start typing.

      And a password is meaningless without a username. Also, a site where the two are associated with is also needed for your account to be compromised.

    • Someone 2 says:

      @Someone even if it is done via JavaScript, JavaScript can do server-side call which can transmit the typed password to the server, just telling it’s still not safe even if the checking of password is done via JavaScript. Best thing for a non techie to do is to disconnect to internet before typing password in that website.

  2. james says:

    wise guy here man, i didn’t put my real password in that website,, just made some dummies to checked the site..we should use signs (*&^%$#@!) in our pass to make it strong though.

  3. abuzalzal says:

    Kukote na lang pairalin, alam mo naman kung secure password mo eh

    s!567*::sd8xx > idrinkperiodblood69

  4. Easy E says:

    Another Tip if you regularly change your password:
    Look at the pattern of your password in a qwerty keyboard. Try to shift n keys to the side or up/down. In this manner your brain is not associating the password in the characters but in the pattern. Like if your password is s3x+r:p you may change it to a2z-eLo. (Time to crack improves from 34mins to an hour LOL).

  5. ocommon says:

    tinry ko password ko it take 18 quintillion years pero madali lang mamemorize hehe. asdfghjkl;”;lkjhgfdsa

  6. BuzzLightyear says:

    It would take a desktop PC about

    Infinity years

    to crack your password

  7. jrmagtago says:

    Well kung strong password ang gagamitin sa mga social networks eh kailangan pang tandaan iyan na mahirap talaga sa isang ordinaryong tao so ilista na lang sa isang paper yung strong password and lock it para di mabuksan at malaman ang strong password mo ng ibang tao.

  8. tokitechie says:

    the best way to check your password para di ka na mangamba kung nalaman ba yung passyord mo is to type a password similar to the format of the password you are using.. wag mong ilagay ang real password mo!

    halimbawa,real password ko is @MazeRunner!2075, i’ll check on the website if ok yung password ko using a similiar format like @HungerGames!2015.. i think walang pinagkaiba yun… un lang number of charcters hehe

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