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According to numerous research studies, 2016 was a record year for data breaches. And your password may be one of the hundreds of millions of those exposed in worldwide data breaches. Troy Hunt, a Microsoft Regional Director, offers an engine to detect the vulnerability of your password. Note that sending your password to third-party services may be risky, and this form is no exception. We suggest checking your previous passwords or those that you have rarely used.

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Your password has been compromised in a data breach

We recommend you update this password for every account you access with it.

Good news - no password breach found!

No breached accounts and no pastes

Make sure you follow these tips when creating a new password:

Things to remember:

  1. Create a password at least 6 characters long.
  2. Include lower-case and upper-case letters, numbers, and punctuation marks.
  3. Use lookalike characters for extra protection. For example, try to replace O with the number 0, the lower-case L with the upper-case I, or S with the $ sign.

Things to avoid:

  1. Never use the password advertised as a "strong password example".
  2. Avoid using birthdates, street addresses, your dog’s name, etc.
  3. Forget about keyboard patterns (qwerty or 12345).
  4. Avoid using only numbers, letters, or punctuation marks.
  5. Never use the same password for different accounts.

Never reveal your password to anyone:

Don’t disclose your password to anyone, including your friends, roommates, coworkers etc. In case you need to grant someone access to your server, set up a separate username and password for that person.

Follow these tips to keep your passwords private:

  1. Don’t leave notes or a password reminder at your workplace.
  2. Never leave notes or password reminders on your computer’s desktop.
  3. Don’t send your password over the internet via messengers, emails, or any other tool with an unencrypted connection.

Create a memorable password:

When creating a password, choose one you'll be able to remember. For example, the name of your favorite superhero in combination with a memorable date.