If last week's security stories weren't enough to persuade you to do something about your passwords, try reading this. If you're not using +LastPass
or something similar, you're probably at risk. And even LastPass defaults to generating 8 character passwords, I believe.
[[ This $12,000 computer, dubbed Project Erebus v2.5 by creator d3ad0ne, contains eight AMD Radeon HD7970 GPU cards. Running version 0.10 of oclHashcat-lite, it requires just 12 hours to brute force the entire keyspace for any eight-character password containing upper- or lower-case letters, digits or symbols. It aided Team Hashcat in winning this year's Crack Me If You Can contest.]]