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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Password Security Scanner

NirSoft, one of my favorite Windows utility developers, released another nifty tool that determines whether your online passwords are secure enough. Password Security Scanner is a new free tool that scans the passwords stored by popular Windows applications (Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and more…) and displays security information about all these passwords.

The security information of every stored password includes the total number of characters, number of numeric characters, number of lowercase/uppercase characters, number of repeating characters, and password strength.



The tool works on any version of windows for the following supported applications.
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Dialup/VPN passwords of Windows
  • MSN/Windows Messenger
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Windows Live Mail
Once you have accumulated this data, it now becomes relatively easy to extract the existing password. A handy tool to have on your USB key.