A strong password describes a password that is difficult to detect by both humans and computer programs, effectively protecting data from unauthorized access. A strong password consists of at least six characters (and the more characters, the stronger the password) that are a combination of letters, numbers and symbols (@, #, $, %, etc.) if allowed. Passwords are typically case-sensitive, so a strong password contains letters in both uppercase and lowercase. Strong passwords also do not contain words that can be found in a dictionary or parts of the user’s own name.
Top password managers for strong passwords
1Password is a password management system employed by enterprises to store employee passwords. 1Password allows users to save complex, strong passwords without memorizing them. 1Password uses AES 256-bit encryption to protect passwords. Passwords created are encrypted and hosted on AgileBit’s secure servers.
With 1Password, individual users and IT staffs can create Vaults for specific sets of passwords. If they want to safely share a password with other team members, that employee can be added to the Vault. They’ll gain the ability to use the login credentials without having visibility of the password itself. Along with browser extensions and freestanding applications for macOS, iOS, Windows, Android, Linux, ChromeOS, and command line, 1Password is can be downloaded as a mobile app on iOS and Android phones.
In addition to individual, family, and tiered enterprise plans, 1Password offers a two-week free trial.
Available in both individual and business configurations, RoboForm allows users to store their encrypted credentials and other sensitive data either locally or in the cloud. RoboForm launched in 1999, making it one of the oldest password management systems in operation. Secure sharing of logins, as well as credit card storage, safe notes, bookmarks, contacts, application passwords, and online form fills, are all part of the standard feature set, as well as a random password generator capable of generating passwords up to 512 characters long.
RoboForm’s enterprise tier uses AES256 bit encryption to protect the creation, storage, and use of compliant passwords. IT teams can set policies, delegate permissions, manage users, and report on usage
Dashlane is a password management tool that can perform both basic and advanced tasks depending on your needs. It creates, saves, and autofills strong, randomized passwords for all accounts, so you’ll never have to remember or worry about your passwords. Dashlane is designed so that they can’t see the information users store in it, meaning your data will never be sold. A VPN is included to scan your account for weak and compromised passwords. A free version of Dashlane is available, and plans that are priced annually are available for individuals, families, and businesses.
NordPass allows you to store all your passwords in a single place and log in to your most-used websites and apps with a single click. Even when you’re offline, your login credentials can still be accessed. Passwords can be shared with people you trust through an encrypted vault. NordPass syncs all passwords across all devices, and there is no limit on the amount of passwords you can store. It comes with a built-in password generator, and sensitive notes and credit card information can also be stored. The application has a free version in addition to premium and family premium versions.
This definition was reviewed and updated in February 2022 by Web Webster.