Why does Block Party require two-factor authentication?

We take your privacy and security very seriously. Two-factor authentication is standard best practice to ensure that only you have access to your account and someone else can't easily hack into it. This is of particular concern given that online harassers and attackers can be exceptionally persistent in trying to compromise your accounts.

Two-factor authentication refers to having two ways of verifying your identity. The first is with your email/username and password. For the second, you can choose between using your phone to receive a text message with a login code, or using an app like 1Password or Google Authenticator. Many people find text messages more convenient, though an app is more secure. We offer either or both options.

Digital security hygiene is an easy thing to put off to later. We'd rather encourage it now so your account is secure by default.