Your Password is Too Short Link

Jeff Atwood takes a look at password length and complexity across several services.

That’s a bit better, but you can’t really feel safe until the 12 character mark even with a full complement of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters.

I like 1Password and it thinks some of these passwords are moderately OK. It’s not until passwords reach about 20 characters, that 1Password thinks these are very strong.


A convenient and crushingly disappointing trick is to create a smart folder in 1Password to show weak passwords.

Smart Folder