I usually generate strong passwords using various online tools. Some time ago I mentioned it to a friend of mine and he was shocked that I do such dangerous thing. Is it really so unsafe to generate passwords online? Could there be generated some kind of cookie that tracks where I pasted it?
No. It is not safe to generate passwords online. Don't do it!
You can try this tool https://thedevband.com/generate-password.html This tool works offline, so you can try the following:
- Open the tool on any browser.
- Disconnect internet.
- Use the tool to generate a password.
- Clear all cache on your browser.
- Connect to your computer to the internet again to continue your work.
By this way, this tool can not collect and store your passwords. The tool is legit but you can do these steps just to make sure.
If the password was being stored in a cookie it would only be viewable from the site that it originated from, due to the same origin policy. You would also be able to detect this by checking your cookies.