Here’s a great tool to demonstrate password strength to staff, students, family and friends. Try out your usual favourites and see how they fair!
I ran some of my trusty passwords through it and found pretty much what I expected.
One regular password I use for sites that I don’t care about much in terms of security came up as taking 13 minutes to crack.
The next regular password I use, which is alphanumeric, rated a score of 2 hours.
My best score ? 15 thousand years for a desktop PC to crack! Nice!
Regrettably my online banking password failed miserably – at 3 minutes!! Ok, back to the password drawing boards for me.
No idea how valid this is. But it’s useful for making people think!
Thanks for the fun tip from Yvonne @southoz