Password strength meter

Christian Mueller cmueller at
Sat Oct 30 10:16:22 BST 2004

Am Samstag, 30. Oktober 2004 10:58 schrieb Stefan Winter:

> My thoughts go in the direction of a real simple heuristics that detects 
> anything that is "close to" a word. I'd say check for "is it a series of 
> letters that has no more than 4 consonants in a row with vowels between". 
> Faster than grepping and it would detect "coolpass", "damnloud" and the like.
> The count of four is a bit arbitrary and just an estimate of mine (I was 
> thinking of the word "Schwert" (sword) in German, which is a real dictionary 
> word and really should be detected. There might be longer serieses (?) of 
> consonants, then the value should be higher.

Borschtschschmaus has 12 in a row. ;-)

Borschtsch:  German spelling of a russian dish, 
Schmaus: (Dated) german expression for "meal" 

But I don't think you have to take that one into account. ;-)



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