How Secure is My Password?


how secure is my password

Here’s a great site for geeks and laypeople alike: How Secure is My Password?, which performs as advertised. Enter a password into the textbox, and you’ll be told the maximum time it would take for a desktop PC to generate that password using the brute force method. (Of course, if I wanted to spend less time cracking people’s passwords, I’d try a dictionary attack, given how many people who use ordinary dictionary words.)

It’s also an example of how some very simple programming – it’s written by people who’d be considered “web designers” rather than developers (although I’d consider them developers) –  can still create something useful and even beautiful. How Secure is My Password? is HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript with jQuery and some downloadable fonts; if you’ve been meaning to look into web client development, go visit the site, take a look at the source code, and start crafting your own useful widgets!

This article also appears in Global Nerdy.


Comments (4)

  1. Cory Fowler says:

    Not really secure at all after you give it to the random site that popped out of no where 😉

  2. Soeren says:

    Wow, would be easy enough to store the entered passwords to a db and add them to a new great dictionary for bruteforce 😀

  3. Steve Syfuhs says:

    And in other news I've created a new site called Verify My Credit Card!  All you need to do is enter in your full name, the card number, expiration date, and CVV number, and it will tell you how secure your credit is. 😉

  4. Maxime Rouiller says:

    Konami Code works there (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A).

    Also, the code is purely Javascript. It's a jQuery plugin and does not contain any ajax requests.