Genius Pass

#projects #joke #web

I'm not really sure why I ever bothered writing this joke project, I think I first came up with the name, and then thought it was cool enough to warrant actually constructing a project.

Additionally, as a side benefit, it also happened to be good introduction on how to write browser plugins.

Incidentally, this wasn't the first nor will it be the last time I end up creating a project just because of the name.

Also I thought that the introduction I wrote for this project was actually quite funny - feel free to judge my sense of humour:

In this modern era of security threats here and there, it can be difficult to keeping on top of your digital security.

One such area we can often find ourselves lacking is in the area of password selection. Hackers seem to always be after our hard earned (using our massive intellects of course) work, always trying to guess our passwords. With increasingly large databases of passwords at their fingertips, it can be difficult to think of secure passwords.

In times of strife like this, it is often best to think back to leaders of days past - men and women who have forged their path through history, not on the backs of 'Password databases' but with their own two hands.

And so, it is with these words I quote a famous tactician - you may of heard of him - Tsun Zu:

The best place to hide a leaf is in a forest.

But I hear you say - Kiran. How can I use this advice for stealth and covert operations in defending my own privacy? Well, let me introduce Geniuspass. The security solution for likeminded people like you and me.

Geniuspass aids users in thwarting malicious hackers by not generating secure passwords - that's exactly what those pesky hackers want you to do - it generates the most pwned passwords possible. Through this 180 degree reversal of intentions, Hackers will be left in the dark, completely unable to steal your passwords.

Geniuspass does this by generating a super-pwned password by concatenating 1 of the 100 most common names with up to 4 random digits and then checking with as to whether this password has been pwned.

You can find the project here: Genius pass