Today 1st November, monetising YouTube channels will be required to set up 2-Step verification– if this has not already been set up, creators will not be able to access certain services until the account is secured with 2SV.

Experts Comments

November 02, 2021
Tom Jermoluk
CEO
Beyond Identity

While it’s good news Google is taking steps to protect some of its highest-earning YouTube creators, the question remains as to why all YouTube users aren't facing mandatory MFA processes for their accounts too. 

Introducing variations on traditional MFA’s will not necessarily improve security as most MFA solutions can be easily hacked and all are pretty inconvenient. The future is authentication that is easy to use, has a high trust factor, gets rid of the password, and replaces it with MFA

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While it’s good news Google is taking steps to protect some of its highest-earning YouTube creators, the question remains as to why all YouTube users aren't facing mandatory MFA processes for their accounts too. 

Introducing variations on traditional MFA’s will not necessarily improve security as most MFA solutions can be easily hacked and all are pretty inconvenient. The future is authentication that is easy to use, has a high trust factor, gets rid of the password, and replaces it with MFA that has a smooth, frictionless user experience. This is the new way to authenticate because passwords are a fatal flaw, and you can’t just paste over already weak authentication methods.

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