Dan Dieterie in Infosec Island: Cracking 14 Character Complex Passwords in 5 Seconds:
A Swiss security company called Objectif Sécurité has created a cracking technology that uses rainbow tables on SSD drives.
Apparently an SSD helps speed up the hacking process. How fast?
I pulled several 14 character complex passwords hashes from a compromised Windows XP SP3 test machine, to see how they would stand up to Objectif’s free online XP hash cracker.
It took five to 11 seconds to crack 14 character complex passwords. The secret? You need to have the password hash first, something they don’t tell you about on N.C.I.S.