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how secure is my password? let's check

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There are two kinds of passwords: those that you don’t care about and those that really, really need to be secure. But how can you tell whether the password that protects your life savings is strong enough to repel a serious hacker? HowSecureIsMyPassword.net is one tool that can help you figure it out. Enter something lame, like Fred15, and you’ll find that a desktop PC would hack it in 3 minutes. On the other hand, NiTtFaGm2CtTa0tP would take roughly 151 trillion years to crack (of course, it takes about half that long to enter). Test various combinations, and you should soon arrive at a good balance between security and convenience in a password. Check.