re: Question about Google Plus vanity URL

Subject: re: Question about Google Plus vanity URL
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Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 06:53:02 -0500

The vanity URL and two-factor authentication are completely unrelated in the sense that you can get the benefit of the latter without having to agree to the former.

I've had two-factor authentication for months now via my mobile phone. I'm still waiting to figure out what to do about the vanity URL. If you're not at all concerned about privacy, it's a simple decision, but I'm holding back until I figure out what I'm getting into.

----- Original Message -----

Yes, this is two-form verification. If your account/password has been
hacked, chances are the criminal doesn't also have your cell phone.

Google sends you a text message with a six-digit code that you then have to
type in.

For me, the process is mildly annoying, but I completely understand it.
We'll all probably be seeing this more often until people stop using
"password" to access sites, or some other fix comes to light.


Mike McCallister
In stores now: 2nd Edition of "WordPress in Depth" (with Bud Smith)
Notes from the Metaverse:

On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 8:24 AM, Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> Whirlers,
> I just got offered a vanity URL for Google Plus. I have to plug in my
> mobile number to get the URL.
> Have any of you folks done this?
> What do you suggest?
> --
> Cordially,
> Craig Cardimon

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