It's getting harder to generate secure passwords these days. Part of the problem is that, the stronger a password is, the harder it is for someone to remember. A password such as 'F7c%el(9xfka$hsa' is an extremely strong password, but probably almost impossible to remember unless you type it many many times a day for a long time.
Here are a couple of ways of creating strong passwords that are much easier to remember.
- Use the first letters of each word of a long and memorable sentence. The lyrics from a song you like will work well for this. For example, from the song I Don't Know by Ozzy Osbourne, the first line of the song is, "People look to me and say, is the end near, when is the final day." This would become "Pltmasitenwitfd". To make it even stronger, you can tack on the name of the song, separated by some symbol, to get something like "Pltmasitenwitfd$idontknow". Very strong password, pretty easy to remember (assuming you know the song well).
- String several memorable words or a phrase together separated by symbols. Examples: "We.the*people", "Skyline:miter-crane", "Top%of%the$morning".