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Password scoring application wanted



Are there any off-line applications that score candidate passwords
- say by comparing to a dictionary, performing entropy estimates,
etc?  A numeric score would be better than an "accepted or rejected"
test.

Users should not be expected to invent new passwords on the spot, and
an application that they can run locally from CLI or GUI which scores
their attempts would help generate robust passwords.  Extra points if
the app. can be configured for the common types of password restrictions
(i.e., punctuation chars forbidden vs. punctuation chars mandatory),
or can coach users into generating (and remembering!) strong passwords.

But I'll take what I can get.  The current practice of demanding and
testing passwords for immediate need is insecure and inhumane, and
"yes/no" acceptability testing is fascist and uninformative.  There
must be a better way.

Keith

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Keith Lofstrom          keithl keithl com         Voice (503)-520-1993
KLIC --- Keith Lofstrom Integrated Circuits --- "Your Ideas in Silicon"
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