Passable API is a free, lightweight, RESTful web service that developers can easily implement to prevent password hacking and breaches.
Developers can send the hash of the password and its algorithm and will receive a 0 (insecure password), or 1 (secure password) response. Developers will find it even easier for them to connect to this API than implementing a password check for user sign-up: just send the request, and if the answer, is 1; it's ok for the user to sign-up, if it is 0 ask the user to type another password. Passable API is currently in beta.
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