Posts Tagged ‘mobile password’

Improve Tumblr Security by Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Two factor authentication does provide improved security over a standard password, but I’m not sure if I’m all that crazy about giving my phone number out to companies that might end up selling that information later.

Tumblr announced today that Two-Factor Authentication is now available for all users of the site. Two-Factor Authentication adds a second layer to the log in process on websites. Instead of accessing an account on Tumblr with the account’s username and password, another code needs to be entered before access is granted. That code is generated in real-time, usually through smartphone apps, SMS or hardware devices that can generate codes on demand.