From Ars Technica: a chilling demonstration that even passwords like “qeadzcwrsfxv1331” can be cracked if the web site uses a weak hashing function.
- If you can remember it, it can be cracked.
- The only passwords that can’t be cracked are fairly long, truly random passwords. (Banging on the keyboard isn’t random.)
- Never, never, never use the same password on more than one site.
Therefore the only way to really be safe is to store your passwords in a password manager program like KeePass, LastPass or 1Password, and use the program to generate a unique random password for each site.