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These rules can work well, but still in general result in hard-to-remember passwords. Here is a tip on how to generate passwords that are not dictionary words, can follow the above guidelines and are easy to remember. Generate your passwords using physical patterns on the keyboard. Specify a pattern for the key selection, a pattern for using the SHIFT key, and designate the initial key for the password. As long as your pattern includes at least two keys from the top row of the QWERTY keyboard, you can ensure inclusion of numbers and symbols (with SHIFT key applied to one). Type each of these examples yourself to see the pattern on the keyboard: