Distributed password cracking

Interesting article in the Washington post about how the Secret Service in the States is using grid computing to crack passwords. Interesting because it adds an aspect of social engineering by creating targeted word lists based on the suspect’s emails, web cache etc.
In other words: Be eclectic, multilingual, and really good at remembering non-meaningful passwords…..
(from Slashdot, which for once had some good jokes in the comments)