Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Xyzzy : Easy to Remember, Pronounceable Password Generator

When you create an account on a website, you may have the “password dilemma” as getting good password is important, however making your password unbreakable, that’s the difficult part. A strong password :
  • Must be at least 8 characters long
  • Mix letters, numbers and symbols, and use case sensitivity (upper and lower case letters) 
  • Is not like your previous passwords
  • Do not contain personal information (such as your name, DOB, social security number etc.)
  • Is not a dictionary word 
  • Is not a common name
  • Can't be guessed easily
Yet your password should be :
  • Remembered easily
  • Changed for all your accounts once every 6 months

For the above reasons, I found a free, small, portable software – Xyzzy, very handy, using which you can generate strong passwords that are also easy to remember (see screenshot).


Xyzzy is a pronounceable password generator that can create a password as random as possible, but still easy to type and remember. Passwords generated by Xyzzy are more secure because they are not dictionary words. A number can also be randomly added to increase the passwords strength against brute force attacks.

>>Download Xyzzy for Windows

2 comments:

  1. I wonder if all password generators block out all regular words, like querty and password. I use a really strong password generator

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  2. I would like to understand the phenomenon that is used by these password generators to generate us a password if done so. i can generate myself a password with out any one's help.

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