How I became a password cracker

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At the beginning of a sunny Monday morning earlier this month, I had never cracked a password. By the end of the day, I had cracked 8,000. Even though I knew password cracking was easy, I didn’t know it was ridiculously easy—well, ridiculously easy once I overcame the urge to bash my laptop with a sledgehammer and finally figured out what I was doing.
— http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/03/how-i-became-a-password-cracker/

This is an excerpt from an interesting article I stumbled across on arstechnica.com the other day.  It will really open your eyes about how easy it is to crack passwords.  Click here to read the full story.