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Password checker

Updated Monday, 2 June 2014
How solid is your password? Use our password checker to test how strong yours is.

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Password Strength Checker



Welcome to The Open University Password Strength Checker

To begin, type a password in the box on the left. The calculator will then give you a score based on the length of your password and the variety of numbers, letters and symbols used. The higher the score, the more secure your password is.

You can show your password by unchecking the 'hide' box to the left of these instructions. Make sure you don't leave your password visible to other people!

Please note this tool does not send or record your password in any way.

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