Tumblr Gets More Secure With Addition Of Two-Factor Authentication

Interesting information being that I have a Tumbler account….

TechCrunch

Tumblr today added a very important security feature to its service, with the addition of two-factor authentication – an option available within the blogging service’s “Settings” section as of now. The move sees Tumblr at last joining the ranks of other top tech companies, including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter, the majority of which offer some sort of two-factor authentication in order to provide an extra layer of security and protection for user accounts, making them less vulnerable to unauthorized access by hackers.

Two-factor authentication, for those who don’t understand what that means, is a blanket term describing a method involving two stages (factors) for verifying a user’s identity. Simply put, it means you need two things in order to prove you are who you say you are – not just a username and password. One typical scenario would involve a user providing something they know, like a password, combined with something they have, like a cell…

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