David Golden
and 1 contributors

NAME

Data::Password::Common - Check a password against a list of common passwords

VERSION

version 0.004

SYNOPSIS

  use Data::Password::Common 'found';

  if ( found( $password ) ) {
    die "'$password' is a common password"
  }

  # import with aliasing
  use Data::Password::Common found => { -as => "found_common" };

  # custom common password list
  use Data::Password::Common found => { list => "/usr/share/dict/words" };

DESCRIPTION

This module installs a list of over 557,000 common passwords and provides a function to check a string against the list.

The password list is taken from InfoSecDaily at http://www.isdpodcast.com/resources/62k-common-passwords/. (They claim their list is over 62K, but they must have misread their wc output.)

USAGE

Functions are provided via Sub::Exporter. Nothing is exported by default.

found

  found($password);

Returns true if the password is in the common passwords list.

CUSTOMIZING

You may choose an alternate password list to check by passing a list parameter during import:

  use Data::Password::Common found => { list => "/usr/share/dict/words" };

The file must be sorted.

SEE ALSO

Password checkers

Lists of common passwords

SUPPORT

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the issue tracker at https://github.com/dagolden/Data-Password-Common/issues. You will be notified automatically of any progress on your issue.

Source Code

This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.

https://github.com/dagolden/Data-Password-Common

  git clone https://github.com/dagolden/Data-Password-Common.git

AUTHOR

David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

CONTRIBUTOR

superfly1031 <RavetcoFX@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2012 by David Golden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004