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Creating a Strong Password and the Human Element

A strong password is usually created by following a set of rules. For instance, if you want to create a password for online access, use eight characters with one upper case and four lower cases. The more random the better.

You can find a lot of rules and regulations about how to create a strong password online, and they make it hard for people to remember. There are also various HR and IT policies that specify what kinds of rules and regulations are needed to create strong passwords.

People usually try to create a complex and difficult-to-remember password that's almost impossible to remember. They then write it down in an unsafe place, and it's easy for a hacker to guess. They might also try to trick the system by creating a password that's just good enough to get them through the rules - here's looking at you Password1!.

The concept of passwords also has an odd dual nature. On the one hand, they are supposed to be very strong and secure, which makes them more likely to be forgotten, and on the other hand, they are very easy to remember, such as "123456", "iloveyou," and "password1."

It's common belief that if you create a password that's hard to remember, it will be harder to crack by a computer.

However, this is not the case. For instance, if you look at the 10Ue728 password, it looks like it has everything that you need to create a strong password, including an upper case letter, a lower case letter, and a symbol. However, it only took me around 3 minutes to break it.

Today, it's very important that people create strong and secure passwords for all their online accounts, and reusing the same one for all their activities is also a no-no. Almost every week, there is a new report about a company having its systems compromised. Usually, the reason why these companies get hacked is because people have chosen a poorly-written password.

Despite knowing the risks associated with using the same password for multiple accounts, over 60% of respondents still use the same password for multiple accounts. This is because the information that could be obtained by breaking a password can be used to access other accounts. The time it takes to crack a password is the most important factor that users should consider when it comes to choosing a secure password.

A type of cyberattack known as a brute-force attack is used by hackers to repeatedly repeat a password until it's broken. Around 80% of the breaches that happen during a cyberattack involve the use of stolen or lost credentials. The length of the password is the most important factor that users consider when it comes to choosing a secure password.

For years, IT departments and major corporations have been trained to tell people that the most effective passwords are made of a combination of letters, numbers, symbols, and upper and lower case letters. However, since these are complex, it's very hard to remember them.

How About Using a Passphrase For a Password?

Humans are terrible at creating random things, which also means that we are terrible at creating secure passwords. The famous xkcd comic got it right: humans have been trained for years to use hard-to-remember passwords that are easy for computers to guess.

Using a passphrase instead of a regular 8 + 4 password is one way to make it easier for you, and also more secure. Creating a passphrase may sound like a lot of work. How do you create a passphrase that's random, but memorable? Where do you start?

That's why I created this site, I wanted to make it easy to create a password online that is memorable, strong, and suitable for all purposes. Looking online for a password creation tool, you might get a good selection of random characters, and sometimes even a good passphrase option, but I couldn't find anything that combined it with images.

So, I created this site. This tool helps you to create a password online and also has the option to create a passphrase, and more importantly, to create a strong password that also has a visual element to it so that it is easy to remember. The default option we provide to create a password is a combination of two words, a number, and a symbol. Also, you will see image representations of the words, along with the other characters, and don't forget the spaces! That simple combination creates a passphrase that is a strong password that is also easy to remember.

If you want to only use words to create a passphrase, that's available too, simply select it from the drop-down and pick one you like that's also memorable to you. The estimated strength of the password, based on how long it might take to crack it, is displayed each time.

You can even type in your old password to see what the calculated strength is. The calculation to do this is based on the work done by ZXCVBN ( which is written in such a way as to mimic how password cracking tools work. I hope that this tool, which was heavily inspired by (...) helps you to create passwords online that are easy for humans to remember, and very hard for computers to break!

So How Exactly Does a Password Get Cracked?

Usually the methods for cracking a password involve the following steps:

  1. First, the hackers start with a bunch of word lists. There are various lists of passwords that are easy to find online. Then, you combine the password list with a lists of all English words, all names, dates, and so on. In less than one second, 30% of all passwords will be cracked.
  2. After exhausting the word lists, the next step will be to try all of the words again with common substitutions: capitalizing the first letter (decemberDecember), making common letter-for-number swaps (decemberd3cemb3r), and other common password variations.
  3. Next, they start combining the previous word lists, like Name + date (doug3251983). Name + [separator] + date (doug.3251983).
  4. If all else fails: brute force, a.k.a. try every combination of characters. Try a, then b, then c … eventually aa, ab, ac … eventually 6j2b#hi8, 6j2b#hi9, 6j2b#hi0, et cetera.

If you created a password with any of these commonly targeted combinations, it can be easily cracked.