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    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 (standalone licence)
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    I donít know if itís legit or not but why would anybody need to check their password(s) on a web site when there are general rules you can follow for selecting passwords as well as app that will generate random passwords for you. It sounds suspicious to me and Iíd stay away from it.
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  3. Posts : 247
    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 (standalone licence)
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    Out of interest, curiosity. Also a good way of demonstrating the effectiveness of good passwords
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    SoFine409 said:
    I donít know if itís legit or not but why would anybody need to check their password(s) on a web site when there are general rules you can follow for selecting passwords as well as app that will generate random passwords for you. It sounds suspicious to me and Iíd stay away from it.
    Sometimes we get caught up without reading. What Kaspersky is offering is a password "strength" meter. All the service is doing is testing the strength of a proposed password. After all it does warn... "Never enter your real password"

    Many people use weak passwords that are easily cracked. It's why many sites, especially those of a financial nature demand passwords that are at least 8 characters long and includes a special character, number, lower case and uppercase letters. And some sites actually do provide a strength meter when creating a password.

    Anyway there's nothing "nefarious" with that site. Its just testing the strength of a proposed password. Would I use it? Probably not, but not out of fear, but that I typically create strong passwords anyway. I can see its usefulness though.

    My two cents.
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  5. Posts : 247
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    sygnus21 said:
    Sometimes we get caught up without reading. What Kaspersky is offering is a password "strength" meter. All the service is doing is testing the strength of a proposed password. After all it does warn... "Never enter your real password"

    Many people use weak passwords that are easily cracked. It's why many sites, especially those of a financial nature demand passwords that are at least 8 characters long and includes a special character, number, lower case and uppercase letters. And some sites actually do provide a strength meter when creating a password.

    Anyway there's nothing "nefarious" with that site. Its just testing the strength of a proposed password. Would I use it?Probably not, but not out of fear, but the fact that I typically create strong passwords anyway. That said, I can see it's use.
    My two cents.
    Thanks for that. I didn;t think so but just always wary when I can't find the password strength meter by searching the website that I navigated to myself.
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  6. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
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    Yeah, if you need a strength meter that's a good one. Just type a phony password of a certain length to get a strength indicator, then type your real password to wherever using that meter as a guide. For the faint of heart don't use it.
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  7. Posts : 247
    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 (standalone licence)
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    Thanks all. I know how to create my own strong passwords. Was just going to suggest this site to someone to illustrate but was being extra cautious as was potentially directing someone else there. For some reason the url made me think twice. Sorry to have bothered you all.
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    Strong passwords are good until you fall for a well crafted (some are not that well-crafted Phishing email. Then ALL bets are off. Your complicated password is now rendered useless because you just gave it away.
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  9. Posts : 2,231
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
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    I'm a dead-set Kaspersky devotee, have KIS on all my devices (3 PC, 3 laptop), but Kaspersky of recent times seems to have become obsessed with password management. Continual pop-ups about saving/managing/storing/etc.

    Easy to shut the pop-ups down and turn them off, but annoying in the first instance.

    Maybe their current marketing program ... ?
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    Windows 11 of course :)
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    It's obviously a legit Kaspersky site and I use it when I need to change my old passwords.
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