We have made a career out of going on and on about the importance of online/offline security. Over the months we have posted a number of times regarding online security. We once talked about enhancing the security of your WordPress blogs. On another occasion we talked about the common security mistakes that most people commit online, knowingly or unknowingly. Yet again, we talked about avoiding risks while connecting to a public Wi-Fi or hot spots. Last, but not least we even presented an ultimate resource for you to help you remember all your online passwords, LastPass. Passwords are undoubtedly the most basic means of online security. The instances of accounts getting hacked are becoming increasingly popular. The main reason for that are weak passwords. It is important for you to have strong passwords for your accounts. That brings us to here and now. I’ll share with you, 5 effective tools, that will allow you to generate strong and random passwords for your user accounts.
The first of the five software we’ll talk about here is PWGen. It is an amazing tool to generate strong passwords. It may as well have an edge on the other software that we’re going to list here simply because it is is a step or two ahead of them. The reason being that it does more than simply generating random passwords. While it does generate random passwords, it gives the user more freedom and authority with the whole process.
Developed by Gibson Corporation, Perfect Passwords is another great tool for generating strong passwords. They use complex techniques to generate completely random passwords and guarantee that no particular string (password) will be produced more than once. This is ensured by their cryptographically-strong pseudo random number generator.
Well, I have mixed feelings towards this one. I know it will become dubious that why does it even exist on the list if that is the case. I’ll tell you why. This software creates lists of passwords for your accounts. You can specify the characteristics you want to have for your passwords. For instance, if you want them to contain letters (uppercase or lowercase), numbers or both. You can even create a list of certain words that you would like your passwords to contain in order to remember them more easily. The only downside to this tool is that when you create short lists, generated passwords tend to repeat themselves.
Using this password generating software, you can set your preferences, like with the previous software on this list and then obtain your passwords with a single click. It also provides you with the “Phonetics” of your generated password so you can learn to pronounce them and then memorize them easily.
Here we are, at the final software to make our list of the best password generating tools. Extreme Password Generator Pro concludes the list. Nothing too special to mention here. This software allows you to achieve the desired task, that is to generate strong and pronounceable passwords according to your preferences (length, pattern).
The next time you create another online account at some service, don’t keep your birthday, or your pet’s name, or even the same password as some other account for it. Use any of the software listed in this post to generate strong passwords so you don’t have to worry about or have to face the predicament of getting hacked. If you do, you can only blame yourself then, no excuses!