Password strength is one of the most important factors in determining the ability of your server and your apps to ward off brute force attacks.
These are three essential items to know when creating a strong password:
Avoid these items when creating a password:
One way to remember a strong password is to create a seemingly random string of characters by using the first letter of each word in a 12-word (or longer) sentence and substituting uppercase letters, numbers, and special characters where you can.
For example, if you enjoy the cartoon My Little Pony, you can express your fandom with the sentence
My Little Pony is the best; I watch it three times a week.
This can then be written as the strong password
If remembering a random string of characters is difficult for you, you can create a password using a combination of three or four long unrelated words, some hyphens, and a number.
The words should be completely unrelated yet memorable; for example,