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A recent study examined the usefulness of those ubiquitous red-yellow-green password strength‬ testers on websites run by big names such as Google, Yahoo, Twitter, and Microsoft/Skype. The researchers used algorithms to send millions of “not-so-good” passwords‬ through these meters and were largely underwhelmed by the results.

from Bit Rebels

Password Strength: How Strong Is Your Password? [Infographic]

The thing is, your password strength is only as hard to crack as it is for you to remember. The harder it is to remember, the harder it will be to crack. It’s as simple as that.

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from Techlicious

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Password Meters

Testing shows that password strength meters don't actually help us make strong…

Password-Strength is a jQuery based password strength checker and indicator that helps users meet your minimum password requirements.

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from Ars Technica

It’s official: Password strength meters aren’t security theater

Meters grading the strength of passwords had a measurable impact in helping users pick stronger passcodes

from Ars Technica

It’s official: Password strength meters aren’t security theater

Password Meters' Impact on Password Strength