Finally Tumblr has turned on two-factor authentication, allowing users of the service to further secure their account via the Settings page, after activated the setting will require the user to type in both the password and a code that has been sent to their registered phone.
The user will then need this code to access the Tumblr Dashboard, making it difficult for hackers to access your Tumblr account, further securing your account with a unique, single-use code that is sent by text or via an authenticator application.
“The smile of a loved one. Your childhood blanket. A handsome bodyguard to take you in his arms. ‘Security’ can mean a lot of things in this crazy life, but nothing says ‘security’ like Tumblr’s two-factor authentication,” explained Tumblr in a blog post. “You know how you need two keys to launch a nuclear missile? Two-factor authentication works like that.”
The two-factor authentication application can also be used with the Google Authenticator application for iOS and Android.
Check out Tumblr’s dedicated page for information.