Funky Si's Tech Talk by Simon Foster
New version of Pwned Pass05 March 2018
softwaredevelopment android app development
A new version of Pwned Pass is available from Google Play.
This time Troy has included information about how many times a password has appeared in his data. So “password” returns a value of 3,303,003 so is a really, really bad choice of password to use. However the password “windows 10” has only appeared twice so is much better, however I would still recommend avoiding using it.
One of the great things about the internet is that on the day of release I was tweeting Troy so I could get my android app updated to take advantage of these new features. I even helped him identify an issue with the documentation on his site. He has also kindly add a link to my app onto his website.
That conversation and link has lead to a massive increase in app downloads. Before I was going steady on about 14 installs, now I have 86 active installs. I am not sure if this will increase anymore but if you are reading this because you downloaded my app, then thank you.
My app has four main features:
Password Check – this allows you to search a password and see if it has appeared in a data breach and also the number of times that password has appeared.
Email Check – this allows you to search your email address and see which data breach it has been involved in.
List of Data Breaches – this lists the data breaches from haveibeenpwned.com you can also sort by Date Added, Number of accounts and name.
Calendar of Breaches – this shows a github like chart of what days breaches are added
If you like my app do let me know. I have received a few ratings on google play it would be great to get a few more. If you want me to add a feature or have ideas of how I could improve it let me know as well.
To download take a look at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pwnedpasswords.pwnedpasswords