Security check

You can check the quality of your passwords by going to Tools → Security Check

In the wizard, you can select which entries should be assessed. You have the following options:

  • All entries in the database
  • Entries in the active view
  • Selected entries in: Allows you to select a folder whose contents should be checked. If desired, you can include sub-folders as well.

Furthermore, you can select or deselect individual entries.

Via Check in Pwned passwords, you can check if your credentials are known to have fallen victim to security breaches.

Click Next to analyze the selected entries. The results will show you the following information:

  • !: This column displays the importance of an entry as determined by you in the properties of the entry. Therefore, it does not reflect an assessment of quality.
  • Description
  • Entropy: The term "entropy" in relation to passwords is a measure of the uncertainty or predictability of a password. The higher the entropy, the more difficult it is to guess the password because there are more possible combinations. Entropy is usually expressed in bits and is a logarithmic measure. Each additional bit of entropy doubles the number of possibilities to guess. For example, an entropy of 10 bits means that there are 1,024 (2^10) possible combinations.
  • Dictionary: Shows you how similar the password is to words or other character strings that can be found in dictionaries. The lower the percentage, the more secure the password.
  • Quality: Shows the quality of the password as a colorful bar. The fuller and bluer the bar, the more secure your password.
  • Strength: Tells you how secure your password is in words.

If you click on the title of a column, the entries will be sorted accordingly. The option Display only vulnerable entries allows you to only display entries that Password Depot deems unsafe.

To improve the quality of a password, select it and click Edit.