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Lack of Interest Check Password Strength

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Vincent, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member


    I'd like to suggest a feature that checks your password strength.

    This (in my opinion) is a very good tool for that:

    Try out the demo, type your password. It tells you in how many years your password can be cracked.

    I think it would look cool in xenForo, gives it another modern touch.

    Also it uses jquery, and xenForo uses that already :)
    Kevin, George, PeterT and 2 others like this.
  2. Karelke

    Karelke Active Member


    Ther're many tools for that of course. I prefer the method that Google is using for Gmail.
  3. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Meh, too default :D
  4. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    My current password for my forum is apparently "Forceable in 1931 years, 9 months" lol. Not sure how this works, I'm guessing it just goes from characters used, the script is assuming my password is a word in 'a' dictionary, which it's not :) My password is a jumble of random letters and numbers higher/lower case.
  5. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Wow :d
  6. rEd86

    rEd86 Active Member

    While it's neat to see the theoretical time it would take to break the password, I too am for the simpler approach like Google uses with Weak, Fair, Good, Strong feedback. Given XenForo initiates a CAPTCHA input after the fifth incorrect password, the days/years to break is irrelevant anyway. (not that I'm discouraging others from using this approach - it's personal preference and up to the site admin...)

    Side note: [rant]I HATE when sites create extreme rules about passwords. Forcing someone to start with a Capital letter, have capital, lower case and numbers, etc is frustrating.[/rant]

  7. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Is is not about admins having to set how strong it should be, this is just a pass strength tool
  8. rEd86

    rEd86 Active Member

    Which was why the comment was a "side note" - stream of consciousness based on talks about passwords.

  9. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Yeah, just wanted to make sure :D
  10. George

    George Active Member

    I wouldn't want it to say how it will guess it to be cracked. I would rather like others have said have it like Google.

    Just have Weak, Fair, Good, Strong feedback is all I would like to see.
  11. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I too would favour a simpler approach.

    Having a piece of software telling me that my password can be cracked in X days/months/years doesn't make me feel very safe putting my password into that site ;)

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