Password Meter

Recently we mentioned Microsoft’s Password Checker. Today we’ve come across a much more sophisticated password testing program, Password Meter.

Password Meter measures a wide range of password metrics and gives them weighted values. It’s quite thorough.

Apart from strong passwords the following tips are useful:

  • Ensure nobody watches you type in your password
  • Keep your computer safe from key-logging programs. Use a good anti-spyware tool for this
  • Change your password often (every 1-2 months)
  • Don’t log into important sites on a public computer, such as at an internet cafe. Important sites include online banking sites, eBay, or any sites where money transactions can occur

Password Meter’s site is here.

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