Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like “qeadzcwrsfxv1331”

An eye opener.

I’ve started the process of working my way through 1Password and identifying all known weak passwords.

Key thing to take away from this excellent piece by Ars:

In the meantime, readers should take pains to make sure their passwords are a minimum of 11 characters, contain upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and letters, and aren’t part of a pattern.