Create secure passwords that you can actually remember.
Passwords are inherintly difficult to create and remember. Reusing the same password on multiple accounts is a bad idea. So the general consensus is to use randomly generated unique passwords for each account. However, humans are incapable of creating passwords that are random enough, and passwords generated by computers are difficult to remember.
What is the solution then?
The solution is instead of crating passwords that look like this "UnpIboP3" you should create passwords that look like this "SharpenerNutlikeEnsure" where the former is seemingly entirely random and the latter is comprised of three words stuck together.
Digits & special characters?
Yes, it is. You should defently include digits and special characters in your passwords as that will make it considerably stronger and much harder to crack. So this password "SharpenerNutlikeEnsure" can look something similar to this "Sh4rpene7N@tl!keEn$u7e" where it is still memorable yet random and long enough to withstand the test of time.
Create Such Passwords
As humans are incapable of creating passwords that are random enough, attempting to create a password of this sort will result in the person using the name of their pet or the street where they grew up. Automated tools for generating such passwords are available for free such as Diceware.
Below we provide two tools: the first is used to validate passwords on common industry criteria. The criteria are there as they represent similar ones found all over the web, however, these criteria are bad as this password "Password12345!" will fulfil all the criteria and show up as strong despite the fact that this password is frighteningly bad. The second tool generates passwords using the Diceware framework and is based on the rules mentioned previously.
Fill the number of words the password should be made up of in the first field and the number of special characters and digits in the second field. Both fields must be filled and 0 in the second field means that no digits or special characters will be included in the password, 1 means that either a digit or special character will be included in the password, and any numbers starting from 2 will guarantee that at least one digit and one special character are included in the password.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PASSWORDS CREATED USING THE TOOL BELOW ARE GENERATED ON OUR SERVERS AND SENT TO YOU OVER THE INTERNET. ALTHOUGH THE CONNECTION IS ENCRYPTED, WE DISCOURAGE YOU FROM USING THESE PASSWORDS. PLEASE USE THE TOOLS BELOW FOR LEARNING PURPOSES ONLY.