In Brian Krebs’s, article, “The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Revisited,” he presents the following infographic, showing why someone would want into your computer accounts–no matter who you are:
Your Not only are the computers you use in danger when you have week passwords, but so are your online accounts.
How do I make a strong password?
This XKCD comic strip makes it clear how to make your password strong:
Security expert, Steve Gibson of GRC Labs, goes into more depth about why this kind of password is strong, and offers tools for creating strong passwords on his page: “Password Haystacks: How Well Hidden is Your Needle?“