This morning we were talking about password security, and we used a website we found that was featured in multiple publications (so we don't type our passwords into a hacker's website). offers a bunch of other stuff, but the free password checker is all you need.

Type in a password, and they'll tell you how long it takes to hack your password, using the best hacking software out there.

It can tell you how much your password sucks, like this one I made up off the top of my head:

Try it here. It should go without saying, this tool is for illustration purposes, and you should never use one of your real passwords.

The website recommends using 16 characters, upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols to create a phrase.
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