Password Generator

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This Password Generator tool can be used to create a strong and secure password, that can be used to protect your computer, online bank access, web site account, etc.

NOTE: This tool interacts with your System Clipboard (so you can paste the password into other applications), and so you may see a security warning.

To run Password Generator click on the Launch button below:

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Instructions for Use

The Password Generator requires the Java plugin to be installed in your browser. If you don't have the Java plugin, click on the Get Java logo:

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  1. Select the total number of characters that you want the password to be.
  2. Select whether the password should only contain letters (Alpha), only contain numbers (Numeric), or contain both letters and numbers (Alpha Numeric)
  3. If in step 2, you selected either Alpha, or Alpha Numeric, select whether the letters should be Upper Case, Lower Case, or Mixed Case.
  4. Enter a special character, to be included in the password, or enter a blank if you don't want to include any special characters. The following special characters are allowed: !@$%&*()+,-./:;<=>?[\]^_'"{|}~ Note: only use special characters that are supported by the system that you are generating the password for.
  5. Click on the Generate button.
  6. Click on the Copy button, to copy the value to the clipboard.
  7. Now that you have created a secure password, store it in PWMinder, so you don't have to remember it!

Password Guidelines

Do's

  1. Use a password with at least 6 to 8 characters. The more characters in the password, the more combinations thare are, making it more difficult to crack it. For example, if a password only uses upper case letters, a 4 character password would have approximately 450,000 combinations, if it had 6 characters, there would be approximately 310,000,000 combinations, and if it had 8 characters, there would be approximately 210,000,000,000 combinations.
  2. Use a combination of numbers and leeters and use a mix of upper and lower case letters. This also increases the number of combinations. For example, if a password only uses upper case letters, a four character passsword would have approximately 450,000 combinations, if is uses both upper and lower case letters there would be approximately 7,000,000 combinations, and if numbers are included as well, theat there would be approximately 15,000,000 combinations.
  3. Add a special characters. This again increases the number of combinations, and reduces the risk of a dictionary attack.
  4. Change your password every few months. This way, if your password has been cracked, it will eventually be changed.
  5. To create passwords that you can remember, use a phrase you can remember, and then take the first letter of each word, then append a number to it. For example, the phrase: This is a password phrase. could give you a password like Tiapp123.
  6. User a Password Manager, like PWMinder, to help you store and manage your passwords.

Don'ts

  1. Don't write your passwords down, or store them unencrypted on your computer. Instead, store them in a secure Password Manager, like PWMinder.
  2. Don't use a word or name that is personally associated with you, such as a family member's name, birth month, city born in, etc.
  3. Don't use common words. These are easily cracked using a dictionary attack, where a hacker will attempt to find your password, by trying all the words from a common dictionary list.
  4. Don't use the same password for all of your accounts and websites. If one of your passwords were to be cracked, then the hacker would immediately know the password for all of you accounts and websites.

 

Support

If you find any problems with this tool, or have any suggestions, please go to the support page and fill in the form to send a support request.

 

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Try using PWMinder for storing and managing all of your passwords.

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