Think Your Passwords Are Secure?

Maybe you should read this article from PhysOrg:

Password-cracking feats at blistering speed shown in Oslo

Researcher Jeremi Gosney, the founder and CEO of Stricture Consulting Group, was the thinker behind the hardware and software setup that could make 350 billion guesses per second. The result was that eight-character could fall in hours; some passwords could be had in minutes.

Scary, huh?