- Create your password wisely. Don't use something you'd find in a dictionary
(in any language or jargon).
- Don't use a name (including that of a spouse, parent, child, pet, fantasy
character, famous person, and location) or any variation of your personal
or account name.
- Don't use accessible information about you (such as your phone number,
license plate, or social security number) or your environment.
- Don't use a birthday or a simple pattern (such as backwards, followed by a
digit, or preceded by a digit.
- Instead, use a mixture of upper and lower case letters, as well as digits or
- When choosing a new password, make sure it's unrelated to any previous
- Use long passwords (say 8 characters long).
- You might use a word pair with punctuation
inserted, a passphrase (an understandable sequence of words), or the
first letter of each word in a passphrase.