Yahoo Adds SSL Encryption To Tumblr

Chris CrumIT Management

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Tumblr announced that users can now enable SSL security. This comes after Yahoo announced late last year that it would encrypt all info that moves between its data centers by the end of the first quarter.

Enabling the option isn't exactly encrypting all data, but at least it's a start for the massively popular blogging service. The Tumblr staff blog says:

You can now take extra precaution against hackers and snoops by enabling SSL security on your Tumblr Dashboard. Just head over to your Account Settings and flip the switch.

"Any reason I shouldn’t do this?" Nope, not really. It doesn’t change anything about the dashboard, it just encrypts your connection to it. We’ve been using it for weeks and haven’t even noticed. So, yeah, turn it on and forget about it. Easy.

Last month, Yahoo made search encrypted by default, following a similar move for Yahoo Mail.

Still, Yahoo warning users of a major hacking attempt dominated the related headlines last week.

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