Hardware is getting so fast it’s getting easier and easier to crack passwords.
Here’s an article about how long your password should be in today’s world.
How to create a ‘super password’
By John D. Sutter, CNN
August 20, 2010
(CNN) — Say goodbye to those wimpy, eight-letter passwords.
The 12-character era of online security is upon us, according to a report published this week by the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The researchers used clusters of graphics cards to crack eight-character passwords in less than two hours.
But when the researchers applied that same processing power to 12-character passwords, they found it would take 17,134 years to make them snap.