Monday, 18 November 2013

Password Strength Checker

Ever wondered or wanted to know how good your password is, you might be surprised how easy it is crack and your account compromised.
Things to consider when creating or changing your password.

Complexity: Add uppercase letters and symbols.
Length: Make sure is has a minimum of 8 characters
Variety: Don't use the same password for everything.

In secure environments passwords will be changed monthly and you will not be able to use the same password for 24 password changes. (or 24 months). Now this may seem a little over the top but in a secure environment this is what is required. So if you lo-gin to your account on multiple computers you should change your password at least 2 to 4 times per year.

If you want some ideas on how to create a strong secure password Microsoft has a website to help.
 You can see it here.

Password Strength Checker App

Steven Jarvie
Jarvie Computing