Hacking cases including e-mails and social media accounts are becoming more common nowadays. Every day, passwords are stolen from about 320,000 Facebook accounts, 70,000 Google-related accounts, 60,000 Yahoo accounts and 22,000 Twitter accounts. The primary reason behind this is most of us have weak passwords. According to the stats, almost 2 million out of 38 million Adobe customers impacted by a breach in Oct 2013 had “123456” as a password.
howsecureismypassword.net, as the domain name suggests, is a website which tells you whether your password is strong or weak . All you have to do is go to the website, type in a password and it tells you how long will desktop PC take to crack your password.
For eg. I have a 6 letter password of my twitter account and it tells me that my password can be hacked instantly. It tells me that my password is weak because my password only contains letters. It also suggests me that I have to add more text, numbers, and symbols to make it more secure.
So I changed my password by adding more text, more numbers, and symbols like $,&,*. etc. And when I checked it, the website says that it would take a desktop PC about 63 million years to crack my password and it should be pretty safe.The website also suggests you a make a password using a password manager like RoboForm, which is one of the best ways to ensure that you use unique and strong passwords and will help you stay secure online.