Your password cannot be too strong, the more complex and long it is, the better!
A combination of least 3 of the following key points will set you a secure password safe enough to protect you from an average hijack attempt.
- Use mixed cases (capital and small letters) (A-Z & a-z)
- Add numbers at least twice. (0 - 9).
- Use special characters, symbols, and punctuations (`,!@#$%^&*())
- Keep the password 8 characters long or more (mandatory)
- Avoid using words in the dictionary.
- Avoid using the date of birth or family name.
If you do all this, you should be able to stay safe. An example of such a secure password should be like: “vQw$1t3zT:” (Do not use this one as your password, it’s already public and insecure).
If making or remembering this kind of password seems difficult to you, you can use tools like http://www.pctools.com/guides/password/ to engineer a secure password together with a simple technique to memorize it.
Never use a password such as "Woodson99". That is not a password in today's age, any average hacker can break in with such kind of passwords.