Posted May 2, 2011 8:22 a.m. EDT
If you'd like to get your week off to an unsettling start, check out How Secure Is My Password?, a site that estimates how long it would take a desktop computer to crack a password. Don't worry, it's safe to use. No data gets transferred.
Imagine my surprise as I discovered one of my favorite "secure" passwords would take about 3 hours to crack. Fortunately, I was able to create one (that I could remember) which would take 2 quintillion years.