To create the strongest passwords possible, choosing a secure password that’s easy for you to memories but difficult for other people to guess can be trickier than you think. One solution is to use the PC Tools Secure Password Generator ( to create random passwords for you. This free online tool lets you specify your preferred password length, whether to include numbers, letters and punctuation marks, and if you want to exclude similar-looking characters such as 1, lower-case L and capital I. You can generate up to 50 random passwords at once, and use the tool’s Secure Socket Layer (SSL) option for extra protection.

If you’d prefer to use a Desktop program rather than a web-based service, download lObit’s free Random Password Generator ( This lets you create and store up to 100 passwords and tells you the strength of each one. Just remember to deselect the additional lObit software during installation.