Why is a strong password important

The strength of passwords as an authentication control is more important than ever before. Cyber-criminals are increasingly using automated password cracking tools to identify passwords in a matter of seconds. A 2015 Trustwave Global Security Report revealed that out of a password sample size of 499,556 hashed passwords, experts cracked 51 percent of them within 24 hours and 88 percent within two weeks.

How weak is your current password?

Enter a password here to see how long it would take a bot to guess it. 

Note: (This site is safe to use since it doesn’t know what the password will match up to or where it’s for.)


  1. About 30% of the traffic on the internet are malicious bots.
  2. If your website is hacked it will harm your firm’s reputation and visitor trust.

How to make a strong password

Here are some tips for choosing a secure password as recomended by DigitalOcean

  1. Create a password that has eight or more characters. The longer the password the better. 
  2. Use a string of random words.
  3. Add numbers and/or punctuation to your password.
  4. Mix upper and lowercase
  5. Use different passwords for different servers

To remember the strong password you create, you should use a password manager such as Dashlane, 1Password, LastPass, or others.

Password creator tools

Try one of these.

Keeping it safe

It’s important to not transmit login information in a insecure fashion. Follow these guidelines for distributing passwords to other people.