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Be stronger

Always make sure that your passwords are long enough and contain different characters. Use different passwords everywhere and don’t forget about two-factor authentication. Watch the video and take the quiz to test your knowledge.

Strong passwords

How to create a strong password?

In order to be strong in cybersecurity, you must use strong passwords. Different difficulties determine the strength of a password, just like weights in muscle training. We don't want to make the criminals' lives easier, do we? A password should be long enough. A good password is at least 12 characters long. For added difficulty, it should include both uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers. And it's even better if the password contains some special characters, for example, "@" or "!" or "/". A good idea is to use a sentence and add extra difficulty to it. For example, "exercise makes stronger". Just capitalize the first letter of each word and replace the space with a symbol, like this: "ExerciseMakesStronger". The password becomes even stronger if you add a number, for example: "ExerciseMakesStronger1". And your password is now STRONGER! Hea mõte on kasutada mõnda lauset ning anda sellele lisaraskust. Näiteks "trenn teeb tugevaks". Ainult et tee kõikide sõnade esimesed tähed suureks ja asenda tühik mõne märgiga, näiteks nii: "Trenn@Teeb@Tugevaks". Eriti tugevaks muutub parool, kui lisad ka mõne numbri, näiteks: "Trenn@Teeb@Tugevaks2023". Ja sinu parool ongi TUGEVAM!

Unique passwords

Why is it important to have different passwords in different environments?

In order to be strong in cybersecurity, you need to use different passwords for different accounts, just like different equipment is needed to train different muscles. Because if you use the same password everywhere, it may be convenient, but it's also convenient and easy for criminals. You are strong when you use one solid password for your email account, another strong password for logging into social media, and a third good password for logging into your computer. Also, be sure to use different passwords for work and personal accounts. If you use the same password everywhere, it could happen that if criminals somehow track it down, they can access all your accounts and cause much more damage. By using different passwords, you protect yourself because if it happens that one of your passwords somehow leaks, you can quickly change the password and solve the problem, and the issue won't spread to other accounts. And that's how you become even STRONGER!

Multifactor authentication

What is multifactor authentication and why is it good?

To be stronger in cybersecurity, you should use two-factor authentication everywhere possible because it provides an additional layer of security besides a strong password. Two-factor authentication works in such a way that the first step is your regular username and password, and the second step is a security code. One of the most common ways to get a second-step code is SMS. Every time you log in from a new device, after entering your password, an SMS with a security code is sent to you, usually consisting of six numbers. You need to enter this in addition to your username and password. But how to activate it? On most platforms, such as Facebook or Gmail, you need to go to the top right corner where you can see your profile picture and access account settings. Choose security settings and find two-factor authentication. Choose a suitable method, such as the mentioned SMS, then enter your phone number and confirm your number according to the instructions. Alternatively, you can use a separate app for security codes. Once two-factor authentication is activated, you are immediately much STRONGER!

Quiz: How strong are you

Which of these is a strong password?

How many different passwords should you use?

What does two-factor authentication protect you from?

Your learning path


  • Password strength
  • Uniqueness of passwords
  • Two-factor authentication


  • Software update
  • Data backup
  • Internet of Things

Better informed

  • Safe operation on social media
  • Do not click on unknown links
  • Recognizing phishing pages
  • Preventing bank fraud