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Are Your Passwords in the Green?


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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

https://ae7.st/g/index.html

Example:  %]5\-Hg-[?$z_

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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

https://www.uic.edu/apps/strong-password/

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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

Xku^AW8MaoKG2p@ELtRm

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

'Cy4+_Y-7w5<=.\9!(@J

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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.

https://passwordsgenerator.net/plus/

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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?
https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/25/lastpass_android_trackers_found/

 

Password Managers Compared: LastPass vs KeePass vs Dashlane vs 1Password
https://www.howtogeek.com/240255/password-managers-compared-lastpass-vs-keepass-vs-dashlane-vs-1password/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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