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Introducing the Wolfram Password Generator Reference App

November 21, 2011 —
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Creating strong passwords is an important part of online security. Now it is even easier to create strong passwords and check the strength of existing passwords with the Wolfram Password Generator Reference App for iOS.

Wolfram Password Generator Reference App

The Wolfram Password Generator Reference App can generate secure passwords at the click of a button, create single or multiple passwords of any length, test password strength and compute a score based on detailed criteria to help identify weaknesses, and compute the time it would take to hack any password. The app can also apply specific rules—such as whether to allow or disallow lowercase letters, special characters, and more—when creating passwords:

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The Wolfram Password Generator Reference App can be found in the iTunes App Store for $.99. Also, learn more about all the Wolfram|Alpha-powered mobile apps.


Why does this company only keep making apps far IOS. Do they not care about us android users

Posted by Matt November 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

What Matt said.

Posted by Rich November 29, 2011 at 5:00 am

What Rich said.

Posted by Trev December 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Because it’s far more easy to develop for iOS than for numerous variants of android.

Posted by bato December 6, 2011 at 10:34 am

iOS users are far more likely to spend money on apps (note that many Android apps, like Angry Birds, are ad supported). As a business, it makes sense they would develop for iOS before android (it could make sense to develop for both, though).

Posted by Maximilian Tagher December 6, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Having seen an app released as both paid for and ad-supported, I’m pretty confident that the ad-supported method is much more lucrative. People are MUCH more likely to download a free app than a paid one, so much so that the number of users you gain can easily offset the loss in initial revenue. It also has the added benefit that you continue to get revenue from each user that uses it for the entire product lifetime. Maybe the iOS market is just large enough that they don’t care, or it doesn’t matter.

On WP7, a common model I’ve seen in Ad-supported free version, and paid version to get rid of the ads. I for one would love to see these aps available on WP7. ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted by Ben December 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Sounds cool, if it has a place to store all those awesome generated passwords. Otherwise I’ll be using it more often when I forget the generated password.

Posted by Justin December 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

What everyone supporting android ports said.

Posted by Chris January 4, 2012 at 10:00 am

Regarding the android issue; you do realise that the android app is capable of this password generation feature with all the input parameters like this iOS app.
In the box type random password and then go. Click on change input values; specific password rules then change input values again and you have a full list of options

Posted by Olly Hicks January 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I’m not really sure what use this is. These passwords will have to be stored somewhere for people to remember them, defeating their purpose.
I’d be more interested in an application that takes say, 6 words from the entire English vocabulary. Makes some minor random changes to it with regards to casing, punctuation and symbols, and lets you rearrange the order to one you find easy to remember. You’ll have a password that’s secure enough to last a couple of years against all but the most rigorous attacks.

Posted by Terion January 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm