How Does The Password Strength Test Work?
How Long Should A Password Be?
In depth research shows some experts say 8 characters are still recommended as the minimum. However, the longer and more complex the password is, the harder to crack according to Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
What Is The Most Secure Password?
The most secure password is one that combines uppercase/lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently revised their recommendations to allow passwords a maximum of 64 character in length. A 64 character password using the suggested combination is unlikely to get cracked with today’s technology.
What Is An Example Of A Easy Secure Password?
Using the Password Strength Tool and entering a 16 character password of !QAZ2wsx#EDC4rfv says it would take 5 trillion years to crack. This password is simple to enter on a desktop keyboard. Hold down shift and go from ! to Z, release shift and go from 2 to x, hold shift and go from # to c, release shift and go from 4 to v.
Use A Passphrase Instead Of A Password
Passphrases are strongly recommended by the FBI. Using a passphrase instead of a password might be easier for you to remember. Something like “This is my favorite passphrase turned into a password!” could become TiMfPtIaP!9. Take the first letter of each word and alternate upper and lowercase. This instance ends with an exclamation mark and the number 9 represents how many words are in the phrase. Using the Password Strength Tool to test this password tells us it would take two thousand years to crack this password.