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The strong password generator creates a random password and tells you how secure it is.
This generator does not store any passwords. No-one else can see the passwords you create.
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Having secure or random passwords does not help to protect your valuable information and accounts if you do not know how to use them. For instance, one risk to your privacy is using the same password in many places. Read more to learn what makes a password truly secure and how to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands.
Hackers crack passwords with programs that test millions of alternatives in a second. Even so, cracking complex passwords could still take millions of years. The following factors make your password virtually unbreakable.
It’s unique — your password unlocks only one account, app, etc.
It’s at least 12 characters long
It includes uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers, and symbols
It can’t be guessed
It’s not commonly used — like
Having a strong password makes it harder for criminals to steal your personal details. When you use a single password only for one account, criminals can’t break into all your accounts with just one stolen password.
Many online accounts include valuable personal details, like a phone number, credit card number, home address, birth date, etc. These details can be used to impersonate you online. Hackers could also log in to, for example, your Netflix or Amazon account, with a stolen password. If they change your password, you lose your account.
Learn more from our article: Why your every password matters
Remembering strong passwords can be difficult, especially if you use a password generator to create them. Make storing and remembering your passwords easier by using a password manager. This way you will never forget your passwords and they are always at hand.
Often a password app is also a strong password generator. You can copy your passwords when needed, or even use autofill to let the app do that for you. It’s safer, faster, and easier than any other password practice.
A strong password can be cracked, but you can make it virtually impossible for criminals. Hackers use programs to crack passwords. They can try out millions of alternatives in a second. That’s why passwords should be long and complex. If your password is strong enough, it could take millions of years to crack it with current technology. However, even if you use a password generator for creating your secure passwords, criminals can still steal them, or trick you into giving them away.
Even if you generate passwords to make sure they are as secure as possible, hackers can still get their hands on them. In addition to cracking your password, hackers can
breach an online service you use and steal your password from there
use a virus to log your keystrokes as you log in
trick you into giving your password to them with a phishing scam or social engineering
buy passwords from another hacker on an online black market
Modern hacking is a highly automated activity that targets millions of users at the same time. That’s why you should use one password only for one account, instead of using the same ones on different accounts. Even if someone gets your password, they can log into only a single account. Your other accounts are safe.
Learn more from our article: How account takeover happens
Yes. While we can’t speak for every app, password managers from trustworthy producers are safe. A password manager is especially useful for storing secure passwords that you have created with a generator. On top of that, a good manager comes with a secure password generator of its own.
A password manager typically stores the passwords on your device. They can’t be stolen online. Because of strong encryption, it’s practically impossible to break into a password vault without the right password or fingerprint. Also, an attacker would first have to get to your device.
The tool automatically calculates password entropy. Password entropy indicates how easy it is for a password cracking software to guess a password. The more passwords the software has to try before guessing the password the higher the entropy is.
The calculation is an assessment of how difficult it is to crack the password with methods commonly used by hackers. These include brute force cracking and dictionary attacks. Based on the mathematical result, the tool defines password strength as weak, medium, strong, or super strong.
The stronger the password is, the longer it takes for hackers to get the right result using programs that test even millions of alternatives in a second. Theoretically, it’s possible to crack any password. However, with a strong enough password it could still take millions of years.