pwnedpasswords

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    pwnedpasswords

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    A dependency-free Node.js module for interfacing with the PwnedPasswords API by Troy Hunt (haveibeenpwned.com).

    This module implements the new and improved version 2 of the API. This version of the API implements k-Anonymity and does NOT send even the hashed version of the passwords to third party. It only sends the first 5 characters of the SHA-1 hash. You can read more about it in the Troy Hunt's blog announcement post.

    The reason I chose not to use any dependencies (e.g. request or got) is first, because it is a pretty simple API and can be handled easily by the built-in https module. But mainly, it is for security reasons. Dependency chain can get deep and unpredictable. One rogue module down the chain can intercept requests and hand over passwords elsewhere.

    Installation

    Please review the code before use.

    Install and save exact module version, to avoid installing, another, potentially vulnerable version in the future.

    If you need to upgrade, again, review the code and upgrade to an exact version you have witnessed yourself.

    npm install --save-exact pwnedpasswords

    Usage

    The module implements three interfaces. Callback, promises and CLI.

    Return value is an integer with a count of input password prevalence.

    Zero (0) is returned when the password is not found.

    Promises

    const pwnedpasswords = require('pwnedpasswords')
     
    pwnedpasswords('password')
      .then(count => {
        console.log('Password was found %d times.', count)
      })
      .catch(err => {
        console.error(err)
      })
     

    Callback

    const pwnedpasswords = require('pwnedpasswords')
     
    pwnedpasswords('password', (err, count) => {
      if (err) {
        console.error(err)
      }
     
      console.log('Password was found %d times.', count)
    })

    CLI

    It is not recommended to use this command with real passwords, as you are exposing the password to the process list and shell history. But this can be used for testing and educational scenarios or in other shell scripts.

    $> ./node_modules/.bin/pwnedpasswords
    3730471

    Or if installed globally, then run:

    $> pwnedpasswords password
    3730471

    Or via npx:

    $> npx -q pwnedpasswords password
    3730471

    Dependencies

    None

    License

    MIT

    Install

    npm i pwnedpasswords

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    Version

    1.0.5

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