Tumblr has added a two-factor authentication security feature to its service, available in the ‘Settings’ section of the blogging platform.
Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and Twitter are among some of the other top tech companies that offer a variation of two-factor authentication to enable users to lock their accounts down with an extra layer of security.
Two-factor authentication makes it particularly difficult for hackers, or anyone else trying to get into your account to gain access. Tumblr is using a method of two-factor authentication that includes use of a phone, which should be password protected if you want to be even more careful concerning your online presence.
A unique single-use code is sent via text to the phone or generated by an authenticator app, which is to be entered into a specified field.
Tumblr recommends that you have the code sent by text and the authenticator app in case you need to use either one as a backup.
Two-factor authentication is starting to become an option more widely available for popular online services especially for social sites that often contain more personal data.
You can check out a list of sites that support or are in progress of supporting two-factor authentication at twofactorauth.org.