ATTENTiON: PICTURE IS MISLEADING! This application is designed to assess the strength of password strings. The instantaneous visual feedback provides the user a means to improve the strength of their passwords, with a hard focus on breaking the typical bad habits of faulty password formulation. Since no official weighting system exists, we created our own formulas to assess the overall strength of a given password.
A recent study examined the usefulness of those ubiquitous red-yellow-green password strength testers on websites run by big names such as Google, Yahoo, Twitter, and Microsoft/Skype. The researchers used algorithms to send millions of “not-so-good” passwords through these meters and were largely underwhelmed by the results.
Tutorial: Create a Beautiful Password Strength Meter. In this tutorial we will be creating a beautiful password strength indicator. It will determine the complexity of a password and move a meter accordingly with the help of the new Complexify jQuery plugin. Only when a sufficiently complex password is entered, will the user be able to continue with their registration.
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