Posts Tagged ‘Tumblr’

The Future of Yahoo’s Web Properties

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The demise of Yahoo has been a long time coming, but it’s still kind of a shock to see a one-time major website like Yahoo at the end of its rope.

If there are not any last minute changes, the last days of the once-mighty Yahoo company have begun. Verizon offered $4.8 billion for the Yahoo brand name, core patents, and the bulk of the company’s Internet properties, and Yahoo accepted the offer last year. The only major properties not included in the deal is the stake in Yahoo Japan, and the stake in Chinese company Alibaba.

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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.

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