Imagine you’re trying to sign up to an account or service and at the ‘enter password’ step you reach a cul de sac because you cannot come up with a good strong password. With advancements in online security measures, websites and services simply do not allow you to keep a straightforward or easy password for the sake of your own data’s security.
But at the same time, a strong combination of random or pronounceable passwords is not at everyone’s fingertips. In fact, it’s rather difficult and frustrating to come up with one.
For such situations, you can take help from online tools to generate random or pronounceable passwords – and that is what this post is about. Take a look at the following list of password generators to decide which one would suit you best.
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Before you use these password generator tools, it is important to understand what are pronounceable and random passwords and what they hold for you.
These passwords use random letters and numbers that make no sense, but there is a proper use of vowels or a pattern so it is easy to pronounce them and hence remember them.
Some pronounceable passwords may also contain random words of the English dictionary, but they are less secure. Some pronounceable password examples are below:
This password simply contains upper and lower case letters with a good use of vowels to make it pronounceable. It doesn’t make any sense, but it is still easy to memorize.
This pronounceable password actually uses two English words, “Victim” and “Fearful”. However, thanks to the use of special characters and numbers, it’s harder to crack and easy to remember.
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Although this password only uses four simply English words, but these words have no direct connection to each other. This makes it quite a strong pronounceable password. However, it is still less secure than the above pronounceable passwords.
These passwords consist of completely random words, characters, and numbers that have no distinguishable pattern or use of vowels. They are very secure but extremely hard to remember. Below is an example of it:
You can see that this password is completely random with no pattern at all. Such passwords are the most secure, but they are very difficult to memorize and remember. To sum it all up, pronounceable passwords are easy to remember and offer great security, but random passwords still offer the best security.
Random passwords should be used for financial accounts and business accounts that usually have information worth a fortune. Although pronounceable password works fine for less sensitive accounts like social accounts or gaming accounts.
I am not saying pronounceable passwords are not secure enough to protect a financial account, but why take the risk when you can use the most secure one?
MSD Random Password Generator gives you the option to create both pronounceable and random passwords. It’s customization options are very extensive, you can select letter case, add symbols and numbers, select password length and how many passwords you need.
The passwords are generated as a list below the settings.
A very easy to use pronounceable password generator, passwds.io lets you create up to 100 passwords at a time without any confusing configurations. Simply select password length and how many you need, and you will get the list of passwords. Good for novice users.
You can create both random and pronounceable password with this tool, but the pronounceable password only contains two English words written in a difficult to guess way. The passwords generated are still very strong, but not as strong as pronounceable letters. It also has a handy password strength checker.
Definitely not the most secure password generator, but it is really fast and easy to use. Passwds.ninja shows a list of 8 character length passwords with random pronounceable letters and numbers.
The passwords are easy to remember but hard to guess as they don’t have a pattern. You can click on a password to copy it to the clipboard.
xkcd password generator simply generates 4 random English words that have no connection with each other. Such a password is hard to guess or crack with brute force, but at the same time very easy to use. However, they are still not as secure as pronounceable passwords.
A great password generator, Safe Passwd lets you create strong and pronounceable passwords with clever use of characters and numbers. The password seems almost as secure as a random password, but it actually has a pattern.
You will see a password detail section below that tells you what is the pattern that you should remember.
Phonetic Password Generator gives you complete control over what type of pronounceable password you want to generator. You can adjust the use of vowels, add numbers and characters, password length and vowel location. Total 10 passwords are generated with each search.
This is a password generator for kids only. It generates easy to remember passwords consisting of kids friendly words and numbers. They offer little to no security but are perfect for kids to remember and use in kids apps.
Don’t even think about using these passwords for any of your personal accounts, a brute force attack will take less than 1 minute to break such passwords.
A unique, but very powerful password generator, Hugh’s Password Generator will create a password out of a sentence or phrase provided by you. It will take the first letter of each word and mix it up with characters and numbers to create a strong password.
The password will be as strong as a random letter password, but you will only have to remember the password sentence to remember it.
An easy to use password generator that lets you generate both pronounceable and random letter passwords.
You can specify total letters and numbers in the password and it will create a pronounceable password using random letters. The numbers can be adjusted to the start or end of the password.
Another simple password generator that doesn’t offer any options to tweak. Generate Password will automatically generate a 10 character pronounceable and random password. The pronounceable password only contains random letters with the use of vowels.
It also creates strong pronounceable passwords with the help of words, numbers, characters and random use of letter case. As it uses random words instead of letters it is easier to remember, but the use of numbers and characters make the password really strong.
Just provide password length and a number of words and this tool will create a pronounceable password with random letters and separate words.
As the password is divided into separate words, it even makes remembering random letters easy. You can also complicate the password by replacing e, i, o vowels with 3, 1, 0.
It is a highly customizable passphrase generator that will generate random words from the dictionary that have no connection with each other but are easy to remember. You can set the total number of words and how long the password should be (in letters) and you will see a list of passwords.
This flash-based password generator can generate random passwords of up to 255 character length. You can use numbers, letter case, special characters and spaces to create a strong random password. There is also a handy Copy button to quickly copy the password.
MyPWD.net has a sleek interface and comes with preset profiles to create passwords according to your need. You can use strength profiles such as easy, strong, harder or insane to generate a strong password. You can also manually adjust setting to generate a password.
You can generate up to 50 random passwords with Norton password Generator. You have all the options like the ability to adjust case, use letters, numbers, and characters. However, I noticed it doesn’t extensively use characters and letters, which does make it a little easy to remember but I guess it’s less secure as well.
The popular IP address checking tool also has an extensive password generator. You can use letters, numbers, adjust case, use special characters, similar characters and adjust password length. You can generate up to 999 passwords at a time, and there is an "All Unique Characters" option to don’t repeat characters in a password.
This offering by SecureSafe Pro offers all the options to create a strong password. However, there is an option of "Exclude Dubious Symbols" to omit all the common special characters that are easy to guess.
With an interactive interface, TechZoom Password Generator makes it easy to create lists of random passwords with up to 40 characters per password. Interestingly, it lets you specify what type of special characters should be used in your passwords.
A reliable password generator that offers a handy option to personalize your password. Although it will create a strong random password, but you have the option to omit specific characters, number or letters from the password if you don’t want them in the password.
Not one of the most beautiful password generators, but definitely one of the most customizable ones. Make Password lets you create up to 2500 passwords of 64 character length, exclude similar characters, add hash values and export passwords in different formats.
True to its name, Strong Password Generator does a great job of creating a really strong password. However, it also has a great feature to help you memorize that password. You will see an explanation of how to remember a specific password right below it.
Random uses simple language to help novice users easily understand and generate required passwords. There is also a section for the advanced user that let them select the output format and configure how random the password should be. A great tool for both novice and advanced users.
MIStupid.com can generate random passwords using similar configurations as others in this list. But it has an interesting feature that allows you to specify what letters, numbers or characters should be used for creating the password.
All the words you enter in the box will only be used for generating the password.
These passwords generators should make it very easy to choose strong passwords for your accounts. MyPWD.net is a great tool for creating strong random passwords easily, and Safe Passwd is a good option if you want pronounceable passwords.
I will also advise you to change your password often and don’t use the same password everywhere. These two mistakes are most common reasons of accounts getting hacked.
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