Figured I'd post something on the forum for once. And I just wanted to ask about how seriously you guys treat your passwords and what do you think about the whole ''I will get hax0red if my password is my grandma's cats name" thing.
Personally, most of the stuff I use passwords for, such as gmail, random forums around the web and stuff like this, I honestly do not bother with using MD5 hash like passwords(in terms of length and complexity), because I find that I have nothing major to lose in those areas if I was to get ''hacked'' assuming that would happen.
However I do agree with the fact that in order to thwart your average script kiddie's efforts to brute-force his way into your email or whathaveyou is to utilise passwords such as - th3rM0n00Cl34rM0nk3y*!.
What I also found interesting is how long it takes for the simplest and most inefficient hacking technique (Brute-force) to crack anything of 7 chars in length and utilising mixed-case, special chars and numbers. Effectively, your average dual-core (correct me if I am mistaken?) would huff and puff at - "h3r0*As" for 2.1 years.
So what form of password do you most often use?
Also, this - because I can.