The revelation of the Heartbleed bug has created somewhat of a panic among users as they rush to change their passwords across multiple platforms and services. But rather than changing passwords in desperation, there is a much effective way to create a strong password to keep hackers at bay. An infographic posted by WebpageFX, will help you come up with a strong password. Also Read - Millions of users using '123456' as password: Security study
What the infographic essentially says is that users have to choose a complex combination of characters for passwords and to avoid using any particular pattern across multiple platforms or services. If a hacker gets hold of that pattern, he or she will be able to guess the kind of passwords you use on different websites.
WebpageFX also suggests that you change your passwords frequently and last but not the least, do not share them with anyone.
The WebpageFX infographic follows below.