Introducing the new Strong Character Generator!

Creating secure passwords for you is one of the most important things that we do here at AgileBits. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve 1Password to make it more secure and more convenient.

Today, we believe we’ve come up with an innovative solution that will allow users to create secure passwords … even in the face of unreasonably low character limits.

Security, in eight characters.

Too many websites today still restrict passwords to 8 or 10 characters, when we all know that 8-10 alphanumeric characters just isn’t going to cut it with today’s password cracking technology.

The next update to 1Password will include a brand new addition to our Strong Password Generator that introduces a whole new method of creating secure passwords: a random character generator.

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Our new character generator gives you security with only a few characters.  our new random character generator

Because attackers do not have facial recognition built into their algorithms, these passwords will thwart even the craftiest crackers.

We’re introducing this feature first on 1Password for Mac, with a limited character set, and we’d love for your help in making this tool even more secure-ier! Check out our list of available characters and let us know which ones you’d like to see added next. We’re taking votes and will add characters based on the highest popularity.

Never have seven characters looked more secure.

Never have seven characters looked more secure.

Please note: as awesome as an 'all-wil-wheaton' password may seem, it's not quite as secure as our truly random generator, so use with caution.

As awesome as an ‘all-wil-wheaton’ password looks, it’s not quite as secure as a randomly generated character set, please use sparingly.

We'd love to know which characters you want included in our new character generator!

Who’s missing here? Let us know which characters you’d love to see in the next update!

20 replies
  1. anon
    anon says:

    When I read that headline, I thought that it was going to be about characters like Ɇ, Ϫ or ௸. They seem pretty secure.

    • Megan O'Brien
      Megan O'Brien says:

      Actually Karen, we’ve got some big LOTR fans on the team (myself included – just finished a marathon re-watch of the whole trilogy this past week) … if you look closely at the list of available characters, you should see Gollum and Arwen right at the top! Who are your favourites from the Tolkien world?

  2. Marc
    Marc says:

    Who’s missing?
    • Jack Skellington
    • Uma Thurman’s character from Kill Bill
    • Any John Wayne character.


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