Xbox Players Urged To Use '2FA' Security After Account Gets Hacked

As the years roll on and our Xbox accounts get more and more precious to us, it becomes imperative to make sure they're as secure as possible. Sadly, some Xbox owners don't find that out until it's too late.

Case in point, a new story that's been posted to the Xbox subreddit in which the OP shares their sad response from Microsoft support about a 15-year old account that's apparently been hacked and had its passwords changed. The support says the account has been indefinitely suspended due to the account's "unauthorised access".

In response to this post, many Xbox fans have been pointing out the importance of 2FA security, otherwise known as two-factor authentication. This is an extra level of security that Microsoft offers to all Xbox users, allowing you to use the Microsoft Authenticator app on your phone to (hopefully) ensure any wannabe hackers can't get in.

If you're feeling extra concerned, there's also a way to remove the password from your account entirely, relying just on 2FA instead. That option is contained within the same section that we've talked about in the guide above.

As for the poster on Reddit, they've been advised by Xbox fans that they still may be able to recover their account by following a couple of different methods and talking to another support rep, but ultimately they'll be wishing they never got to this point in the first place. There's never any guarantee that you can beat the hackers, but two-factor authentication is something that at least tries to offer a big advantage compared to a simple password.

Are you using two-factor authentication for your Xbox account? Tell us down below.