Tumblr is interested in keeping the service unharmed by hackers. This is why the blogging platform has announced the introduction of enhanced security, which actually requires users to log-in with password and cell phone code.
So, from now on users will need both the password and a cell phone code to be able to log in to Tumblr. Tumblr is just the latest on the series of service providers who have decided to increase security in the past few weeks.
This is something that Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and Dropbox have already done. What Tumblr is doing at this point is increasing security by adding a two-factor authentication process. The blogging platform made the official announcement on this decision on Monday. The security measure is available via the Settings page.
As all users of Tumblr have the option to use this security measure to add more privacy to their accounts, it may actually be a great idea to implement it, as well. This means that users can make sure that third parties will see the process of accessing their accounts much more difficult.
Tumblr presented their entire idea in a blog post. “You know how you need two keys to launch a nuclear missile?,” the post said. “Two-factor authentication works like that. One key is your password, the other key is your cellular phone, and you need both to access your Tumblr Dashboard. Keep your Dashboard safe and secure, like you do with your nuclear missile,” it added.
So, what Tumblr is trying to share is that the new authentication process will make it more difficult for hackers, stalkers and others to access accounts of users. The new system is not complicated to use, at all. All users need to do is to type in their password and then the web site will create a random code, which will be sent to the mobile phone of the user.
Then, the user will have to type in this code, to be able to access the account. In its blog post, Tumblr also says that security means a lot in this “crazy life,” and their new two-factor authentication comes to offer more protection to users.