Password Previewing Tools version 2.2

I have been steadily working on upgrading the Password Previewing Tool. (146 Kb) It's now version 2.2.

The changes, for those of you playing along at home:

  1. Added a check of the 8,000 or so dictionary words that make up about 95% of the usage of the English language.
  2. Improved the passwords don't match behavior to highlight where they didn't match. Works even for passwords of different length (highlights the extra stuff).
  3. Added both top domain names like yahoo, zenhaiku, as well as a check for domain name patterns in general, which provides a warning for both email address and web-site-based passwords.

I feel like I've done the 20% of work that gets you the 80% of the benefit, so unless I'm missing something, I suspect the main thing is going to be maintenance mood, just hand adding silly passwords. Plus, it's up to nearly 150Kb of Javascript, which seems like a lot.

I would love any more feedback.

Posted by Chad Lundgren on Thursday, November 28, 2002 (Link)


Posted by Chad Lundgren Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 12:11 PM

I just noticed that the sidebar link to "Password Usability & Typability" was going to the wrong place. I've fixed that.