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Chroma-Hash is a jQuery plugin that dynamically visualizes secure text-field values using ambient color bars.
Password entry can be frustrating, especially with long or difficult passwords. On a webpage, secure fields obscure your input with "¢'s, so others can't read it. Unfortunately, neither can you"”you can't tell if you got your password right until you click "Log In".
Chroma-Hash displays a series of colored bars at the end of field inputs so you can instantly see if your password is right. Chroma-Hash takes an MD5 hash of your input and uses that to compute the colors in the visualization. The resulting color pattern is non-reversible, so no one could know what your password just from the colors.
It is a new and artistic way to make a password input. it's safe and secure. The only limitation I see are for color-blind persons... Overall, I say it's an amazing component and we might see it in almost all of the websites in the future.- Jed Lagunday, 2 years ago
An interesting, and unique visualisation tool. Easy to implement, and does exactly what it says on the tin.- Alexander Baldwin, 2 years ago