29 February, 2012

Password Strength

I was recently talking password security/strength, where the argument was, that if you were creating a sufficiently complex password, it would also be very hard to remember. Since last year, when XKCD posted the following comic strip, I've always just shown the persons complaining, that picture, and suddenly they weren't that worried anymore about creating a secure password, that they could remember.

Password Strength

But the really interesting part I learned in the argument, was the existence of GRC's Password Checking Tool. Basically the checker gives an estimate on how long it would take to brute force your password. Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the GRC page though ;-)