WordPress 3.7 updated their password meter to recognize common mistakes that can weaken your password such as dates, names, keyboard patterns (123456789), and even pop culture references. While this is a good start, we recently learned how to create a strong password by using one of the password management tools or an online tool like http://passwordsgenerator.net/.

Remember to use unique strong passwords for all your accounts in WordPress such as your admin account, user account, and WordPress database user account. And of course you want to use WordPress’s secret key generator tool for the core configuration.