Watch my lips. Fix Your Password(s) Now. No more 123456 or 654321. You need a "Pass Phrase". Use the catchy title of a song or book title or something only you would remember. And then two more added items, at least one number AND a non-alphanumeric character like a !@#$%^&*( } [ ]. Also mix in caps if you really want to be clever. Only be sure to remember where they go.
And you will fat finger it occasionally, but be patient. And it doesn't have to be as long and complicated as the example either.
Its a little bit trickier on your smartphone, but I know you're smart enough to figure out how to do that special character.
A hassle, yes. But worth the effort for the piece of mind you'll have. Just ask anybody who's had their identity compromised or account cracked.
And then check out TransXfer who are releasing new secure data vaults for passwords, etc. this Fall!
Password security can improve, but the hackers will still get in - SC Magazine