4 Unique Tools To Generate Strong Passwords

Sometime ago, we talked about how to create a strong password. However, if you find it to be a confusing or time-consuming task, you can go to one of the many web applications that generate strong passwords for you. We compared a number of them and found that 4 of them specially stood out due to their unique features:

1.SimplePassword:

SimplePassword lets you create a master password, and then uses that master password to generate strong and unique passwords for each website you use. If you loose any of your generated passwords, you can always come back to SimplePassword, enter your master password and you would be able to generate the exact same passwords again.

2. SafePasswd:

SafePasswd also generates strong random passwords for you but it also allows you to specify the type of password you want. You can specify if you want letters only, numbers only, both letters and numbers or use all available characters. You can also decide if you want your password to be of mixed case. Another great feature that SafePasswd offers is the option to specify the desired length of your password

3. PasswordSuggest:

If you want your password to be a bit more relevant and easy to remember, head over to PasswordSuggest. All you need to do then is enter a memorable word and PasswordSuggest would generate strong yet easy to remember passwords based on that word. You can also use the service to generate usernames.

4. PasswordBird:

If you think all the generated passwords are too hard to remember, you will like PasswordBird. You can enter a name, a word and a special date so PasswordBird can generate a password that would make sense to you and would be easy to remember. In other words, PasswordBird offers strong passwords but with a little bit less randomness.

Recover Google Accounts Password Through SMS Text Message

No matter how good you are at remembering things, there are times when you can forget your password, many websites though have a feature that will help you reset/retrieve you forgotten passwords.

too has an option to retrieve forgotten passwords by asking a series of questions, however they have now added a new option to recover your password through a SMS text message.

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To make use of this feature you will have to sign-in to your Google Account and select ‘Change Password Recovery Options,’ enter your cell phone number and click ‘Save.’

Tip: Recover your password via text message [Official Gmail Blog]

Unmask Hidden Password Fields

In the past we had told you about a tool to recover passwords for desktop softwares by unmasking them, however if you are using , we came across a interesting script that will allow you to unmask the password fields and display it as plain text when you mouse over them.

This could be pretty useful when you want to verify that you have typed in the correct password before actually hitting the login messages.

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Once you have installed the Greasemonkey script, you can unmask password by moving your mouse over the password field, removing the mouse from the password field will mask the password again.

Download Mouse Over Password Userscript

Password Protect Firefox

I have been using for quite sometime now, and have stored passwords for several websites like , , Yahoo and more on it, so the horror of someone else using Firefox on my computer chills me to no end, though I have a personal laptop which I do not share with anyone, you could be facing a potential problem, if you use a shared PC.

Firefox does have something called as profiles, however those too are not password protected, so is there a way to protect your personal information on Firefox? Yes there is, in the way of setting up a master password to protect your sensitive information or using a to password protect your profile itself. We will look at both this solutions in this post.

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Most Commonly Used “Crackable” Passwords On The Internet

The biggest problem with creating internet accounts is setting strong passwords for them, many users are lazy enough to create guessable and crackable passwords for their accounts, with the most common ones being 123456, password, 1234, testingand so on.

These passwords are easily hackable, by using a simple brute force attack, we do have some suggestions for users to create strong passwords for your accounts.

In the meantime, you can checkout the 500 most commonly used passwords on the internet, if you are using any of them, its high time you change it to something less guessable :-).

Top 500 Worst Passwords of All Time [via]

Change Your Passwords in Linux [How To]

Creating strong passwords is not the only thing you need to do to save your accounts from being hacked or stolen, updating your passwords regularly is also something which you should consider. I usually change all my passwords atleast once in three months and use different passwords for different accounts. 

Many a times when working with Linux users do not change their passwords if they are only connecting to the Linux machine using a program like putty. Here is a quick and easy method to change your password on a Linux box.

Login to the Linux Box using SSH client

The first thing you need to do before changing the password is to login into the Linux box you want to update the password for.

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