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Use a mixture of letters and numbers.
Mix upper and lowercase letters.
Include similar-looking substitutions, such as the number zero for the letter 'O'.
Include phonetic replacements, such as "Live2Laf" for "Live to Laugh".
An example listed as a good password.
A password that contains personal information (name, birth date, etc.).
Words or acronyms that can be found in a dictionary.
Keyboard patterns (QWERTY) or sequential numbers (1234).
All numbers, all uppercase letters, or all lowercase letters.
Repeating characters (aaa111).
Sorry, no spaces or punctuation marks are permitted, including: ~ @ [ # $ % & *, etc.