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Pafwert 1.5

Create secure passwords you can actually remember

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 06 January 2014
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Downloads To Date: 320
Developer: Mark Burnett
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Pafwert 1.5
Create secure passwords you can actually remember

Pafwert is a password generator with a difference. Instead of just churning out random junk like "dml&$s2j" or "lBH6-aa5", it uses some intelligence to produce secure passwords which you just might be able to remember.

Launch the program, click Suggest, and you'll be presented with twelve possible passwords. Our tests suggested these won't always be ideal - "boo bureau" is maybe a little short, and "ouppinnnha\waiver" could be tricky to remember - but most were excellent. "90 tablespoon", "baboon@lilac.com", "pupped not pupped", "Stomping the Matrix", "Elephant geezer" and "71 insecure pine nuts" could all work well, but if you don't see anything suitable then you can always click "Suggest" for more.

Once you've happy, clicking any password displays a menu with options to copy one or all of the passwords to the clipboard, or clear the list entirely.

What you don't get here is any way to tell Pafwert what sort of password you need. If you'd like a ten character password with two special characters ($,%,& and so on) and no spaces, for example, you can't define that in advance; you just have to look at the various suggestions and tweak the closest match. That only takes a moment, though, and on balance Pafwert performs very well.

Verdict:

Pafwert does a great job of creating secure passwords which are also memorable.

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