SCAN PASSWORD

Find out how secure your password is

Safe & Secure

Encrypted via TLS, any passwords you enter here are protected from being sniffed by third parties. Furthermore, you can choose not to transmit it over the network by disabling the database check.

User Friendly

This site is compatible with all current browsers, and mobile devices. The strength of your password will be displayed and updated as you type it in.

Unique Features

We offer the added ability of searching for your passwords in leaked password databases. You can check if your password has ever been leaked online, so that it can be permanently retired.

How Scan Password works

Description of the purpose of this site

Strong passwords are more important than ever in today's interconnected world. A weak password could compromise everything from your personal email, to your smartphones. This site offers a service to allow you to see how strong your passwords are, and if they have ever been leaked online.

Ensure that your password has the right length, and contains characters that make it strong. You also have the option to check it against a database of over half a billion passwords that have been part of data breaches in the past.

Tips on password security

  1. PASSWORD LENGTH - The longer your passwords are, the harder they will be to guess, or break. Make sure they are at least 8 characters in length. Also, avoid using the same length for multiple passwords.
  2. PASSPHRASES - Instead of trying to remember long and difficult words, consider using phrases for your password. These satisfy the length requirement, and can be easier to remember.
  3. UPPER & LOWER CASE LETTERS - Remember that passwords are case-sensitive. Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters in your password to make them stronger. This means that there are 52 possible letters for each character of your password, which makes them better than digits.
  4. USE DIGITS - Add a sprinkling of digits in your password to put off dictionary-based password crackers. Numbers help break up recognizable words in your passphrases.
  5. USE SPECIAL CHARACTERS - Some of the strongest characters you can use in your passwords, are special characters, such as punctuation marks, and other symbols. Characters such as @, !, #, %, and * are commonly used for this purpose.
  6. AVOID USING THE NAMES OF YOUR PETS OR LOVED ONES - It is easy for anyone to figure out the names of your favorite pets, or close friends and relatives. These may be the first things an intruder will try. Instead, consider basing your passwords on words or phrases that can't be easily associated with you.
  7. AVOID WRITING PASSWORDS DOWN - Writing down your passwords, on post-it notes for example, makes it really easy for anyone to steal them. Instead of trying to break your password online, all they have to do is walk up to your desk. If you must, store the password in a safe, or at least under lock and key.
  8. USE A PASSWORD MANAGER - There are quite a few password managers available that make it secure, and convenient for you to use a separate secure password for each website, device, or service that you are signed up with.

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