PassPack has introduced a password Quality Tester. This is used a little bit everywhere – when choosing your PassPack Pass or Packing Key, as well as in the built in password generator and in the entry window.
The quality tester is a little sliding scale that gives you an idea of how good (or bad) the password you’re typing is.
As you can see in the image, it also includes a tiny number (86). That number indicates the quailty rating. For those of you who are interested, this loosely corresponds to the number of bits.
Your PassPack Pass must have a quality rating of at least 64.
Your Packing Key must have a quality rating of at least 80.
In both cases, once you reach the minimum rating, the little number will turn green.
Why is it so hard?
Actually, it’s not so hard, it just needs to be long. The easiest way to get good quality rating is to use a sentence instead of just a word. Sentences, by nature, are long – and they are easy enough to remember. And hey – these are the keys to your kingdom, make them good.