Create (and use) strong passwords

runs on Windows
screenshot of PassworG

You're only as secure as your password. Whether you're subscribing to a mailing list or doing online banking, you've got to have a password. For low-importance, low-risk applications, you can probably get away with using your pet's name, but you know you really shouldn't. And when it comes to serious stuff, well, you know you've got to have something good.

It's not easy to generate a really good password. They need to be long, include a bunch of different types of characters (upper- and lower case, digits, punctuation marks), not include any dictionary words, and be just as long as you can manage. Unfortunately it's hard to be that random on our own, and you know that Fluffy and Fido will end up with their names in there somewhere.

PassworG is a tool that can give you a hand with this. You can choose the type of characters to be used and the password length, and let the app generate them for you. It also checks the quality of the passwords you've generated, so you can use the baddest ones you can get your hands on. It spits a bunch of them out at once, so you can pick the ones you want to use, or use it to change passwords for all your secure stuff at once. And remember, save them somewhere, because these are good passwords, you're not going to be able to hack you way in if you forget them.

PassworG is a free download. It's a Windows application that runs on systems using Windows 2000 through Windows 7.

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