A lot of incidences have been reported of hacked Email and Facebook accounts. Most of the cases are due to the fact that the password used was weak. Its always better to keep a strong password. So how to know if the password that you are using is strong or not. A general notion is that only long passwords are strong. This is not fully true. There is not doubt that long passwords are strong but even a 8 digit password can be very strong if the password contains proper mix of alphabets, numbers and symbols.
I have been using www.passwordmeter.com to evaluate my passwords. This is a fine site evaluates you password based on various parameters like number of characters, number of uppercase letters or symbols in the password. There are in total 16 parameters based on which your password’s strength is judged. The best thing about this site is that it lists the parameters along with the weights given to each parameters. Just looking at the score card, you will be able to identify why your password is weak and how you will be able to make it stronger. Try this site and evaluate your passwords. Change all your week passwords. Stay safe and secure.
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