RoboForm calculates individual password strength using zxcvbn, a powerful open source password strength estimator. Most password strength checkers merely count lowercase letters, uppercase letters, digits, and symbols (LUDS). They do not take into account dictionary entries, common names, as well as known common passwords and their variants. This often causes them to incorrectly rate poor passwords like 'P@ssword1' as strong.
Our tool incorporates all of these known bad password patterns. This makes our strength ratings more reliable because they are reflective of how long it would take a good password cracker to guess the password, not just a LUDS score.
The Security Center identifies weak, reused, or compromised passwords.. Reusing passwords is very risky, if a hacker is able to figure out your password for one account, they could very well access all of your accounts that share that password. Use Security Center to check the strength of your existing passwords and ensure duplications do not occur across various sites. For any risky password detected, the Security Center will help you change it.
To increase your security, it's important to generate random and unique passwords for every site. RoboForm's built-in password generator will quickly generate passwords right where you need them, ensuring they're strong and unique.
A compromised password is an individual password that has previously been seen in a documented data breach where hackers released the stolen data publicly or sold it on the dark web. To detect compromised passwords, RoboForm checks against a list maintained by Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), a service that collects passwords exposed in data breaches.
RoboForm will automatically inform you if your password is compromised. For any compromised password detected, the Security Center will help you change it.