Strong passwords should containt at least 12 upper and lower case letters, numbers and special symbols. Strong passwords are the best way make yourself more secure online. A 12-character password containing at least one upper case letter, one symbol and one number would take 34,000 years for a brute force attacker to guess.
How To Generate a Strong Passphrase
Step One: Choose the Character Sets to be used in generating your passphrase.
The options are Uppercase Letters, Lowercase letters, Numbers, Symbols and four specially selected lists of words. Select the character sets you want included in your passphrase by placing a check next to it. Uncheck any you do not want to use.
Step Two: Select the length of your passphrase
You can select a passphrase length between 9 characters and 63 characters long. If you want a passphrase of slightly random length you can set the minimum and maximum length to the range you would like it to fall betwee. If you want a specific length, simply slide the Min Length and Max Length sliders to the same length. If you select 22 for the Min Length and 26 for the Max Length the algorithm will keep adding characters or words onto the end of the new passphrase until it reaches the Max Length if it is not already the minimum length.
Step Three: Click the refresh arrows in the text box at the top of the page to generate your passphrase
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Really Strong Passphrases That Are Difficult To Crack or Guess
Really Strong passphrases include unique symbols, numbers, lower-case letters, and upper-case letters for added strength. Including special symbols and numbers makes your password harder to guess because the possible combinations increases exponentially.