IT | Security

Have You Checked Your Password Strength?

By: Absolute Team | 8/14/2009

After reading a very good article recently about the importance of strong passwords, I thought I'd put together a simple post to ask - have you checked the security of your passwords lately? Are they strong enough?

The easiest way to check your password strength is to use Microsoft's Password Checker, which will tell you if your password is strong enough. It doesn't guarantee that your password won't be hacked, but knowing your password is as strong as it can be is one simple step you can take to protect your personal information.

If you don't hit the 'best' level in the password strength meter, consider changing your password. You can follow the tips Microsoft lays out here, or read more in the article referenced above on Windows Secrets.