Using a tool like LastPass to generate and remember strong passwords is a great way to keep your online accounts secure. But if you want to create a strong password on the fly, without installing browser plugins, try Wolfram Alpha.
Create Strong Password with Wolfram Alpha
Head to Wolfram Alpha and type: generate password into the query field and click the Compute button.
Then you’ll be given a random strong 8-character password, additional passwords, the phonetic form of it, and a lot of extra information than you probably care to know.
To copy it, click the Copyable Plaintext icon and copy it to the Clipboard.
If you want something stronger than 8-characters, just change number of characters you want. For instance here I wanted a 16-character password.
If you want to control the strength of the password even more, click “Specific Password Rules” and specify the types of characters to use.
If you install the Wolfram Alpha Chrome extension, generating a password is easier since you don’t need to navigate to the site first.
Wolfram Alpha is a powerful online service that often gets overlooked and forgotten. This is just one of the many groovy things you can do with it. While there is plenty to do with it for free, a lot of additional features require a Pro account.
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