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For a quickie that you're not going to keep the password, I like this link as it's always been quick and easy to use. I click the 80 on top then use the Random base-94


Example:  %]5\-Hg-[?$z_


That is a 13 character password and it almost validates in all categories using this verification page from this site below. It missed on the repeat dash -

UIC Academic Computing and Communications Center - University of Chicago




A more realistic password would be to use one from a Password manager as recommended, but perhaps manually adjust it for testing until it does pass all tests (then manipulate some characters offline)

I'd recommend a minimum use of 20 characters which makes it even more difficult for any password generator to create a password that does pass the criteria from the test above.

As an example, this 20 character password from LastPass does not pass the criteria






Even with my favorite program Keepass - it took 3 different passwords to pass all criteria




One of the better password generators online that I've found was Password Generator Plus but it too has trouble passing all criteria for the UIC test page.




Considering that Keepass is free and open source and is about the only program I've found so far that can at least tackle a 20 character password

and pass, just not on every try, I think it is still a great tool to use for making good passwords, but any of the big players such as 1Password, Bitwarden etc. should be able to

create a good strong password too. The key is that it's very difficult to securely be online without using a password manager today.


1Password has none, KeePass has none... So why are there seven embedded trackers in the LastPass Android app?


Password Managers Compared: LastPass vs KeePass vs Dashlane vs 1Password







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