I'm a high school student conducting a science fair project that analyzes the strength of the average person's password. I've decided to use the Java version of zxcvbn, nbvcxz, to estimate password strength. I decided on the Java version because I'm taking an intro Computer Science class, and we've been using Dr.Java to write programs.
For the past several weeks, I have collected data by asking individuals to generate a password that they considered "adequately secure," and now have a list of around 50 passwords. My goal is to create some program that, when inputted the list, takes each password and converts it to a numerical value based on the rating that nbvcxz assigns it.
Unfortunately, I have no prior experience using anything similar to nbvcxz and am unsure how to install it. The instructions, found here, seem simple, but I'm not quite sure how to "compile" it first.
I am also unsure how to create a program that will do what I described, and would appreciate any pointers or recommendations on where to find information. Is Java even the right language to use in this situation?
Thanks a ton.