I came across this article from 2 years ago: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2331984/Think-strong-password-Hackers-crack-16-character-passwords-hour.html
They're describing how a team of "hackers" cracked passwords such as this "qeadzcwrsfxv1331" or this "Qbesancon321" in just a few hours. How is that even possible? I've seen before people describing passwords with 12 characters or more (16 in the above case) to take supposedly thousands of years to crack. What's going on in this case? Ok, so in this case the team had the hashed passwords available, but a 16 character password in a few hours?