Novice's Notebook

This is a repository of "novice" articles, written with the intent of driving more traffic to the site, and getting more ad clicks. It's pretty crass, I know, but the information may be very useful.

Password Quality Evaluators Rendered Almost Useless

[This is obsolete. Short passwords are basically obsolete, and the main protection against hacking will be password managers like LastPass and 1Password. These kinds of "quality" widgets can provide a false sense of security.]

This is an up-and-coming feature on some sites. It measures the quality of a password, and gives the user immediate feedback about how good it is.

The JavaScript below does that. It calculates the score by grouping the keyboard into uppercase, lowercase, punctuation, and numbers.

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