Back in May last year, Google made the the decision to start enabling two factor authentication by default for users and thankfully, this has resulted in a dramatic reduction of account breaches. Google says that such breaches have dropped by up to 50% for those users where 2FA has been enabled by default.

This news is pretty obvious, there is another wall up between someone getting into an account or not, even if you had a bad password, 2FA puts another strong layer in-between a bad actor and a users account.

Google hasn’t disclosed exactly how many accounts were compromised but the company is planning on rolling out the default option for 2FA to more users throughout 2022, so far 150 million users have had 2FA enabled by default by Google – 2 million of which are YouTube creators.