1. First you need to decide the number of characters; it should be at least 10 characters long.
2. Make sure that your password can’t be found on the dictionary.
3. Don’t use your birth date, postal code, phone number, etc, as password.
4. A password should contain both characters and numbers. Characters should be a good mix of lower case and upper case letters. (For example: 8lAckD4H1ia)
5. The above password is an acceptable method to emulate words, 8lAckD4H1ia – can be read “Blackdahlia’, which randomly replaces characters with numbers. ‘i’ with ‘1?, ‘B’ with ‘8?, and ’a’ with ’4?.
6. You may also reverse the words. Say for example – 1OPENSESAME9 to 9EMASESNEPO1. Be creative.
7. If you want to use your name as password, try to switch the gender, for example, from ‘Mary Anne’ to ‘m4rkaNTh0ny’.
8. Use PasswordMeter.com to determine the strength of your password selections. When your password strength is still below 50%, add more unique characters until it reaches 75% or more.
9. Use separate passwords for personal accounts and professional accounts.
10. If you can’t create a strong password, use password generator apps. Be aware though, that those passwords are totally random, have no discernible pattern and are hard to memorize.
11. Spell password phonetically, so if your initial is JMH, your password can be J4yemeXsS5.
12. After setting up your new password, practice it on the notepad, so the password can flows nicely off your fingers.
13. Use your password wisely, although your password is a tough nut to crack, but if you carelessly tell the browser in a public computer to remember it, you might as well as use “123″ as your password.