We have two presentations on security this month, from Aaron Jones and der.hans. Aaron will review a variety of security incidents from 2016 while Hans will cover security and privacy practices we can take and how a password manager makes it easy.
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for time and location
Aaron Jones - 2016 - A Year End Review!Description
: We are going to look back at 2016 and some of the gnarly security hacks that took place. We will discuss the FBI database leak, Podesta emails, DNC, and a super massive bank hack foiled by bad spelling.Bio
: Aaron is a frequent flyer at PLUG who likes the command line. He spends his time doing computer stuff and even went to school for computers at some point in his life. He uses Linux, I3, and Bash.
der.hans - Online Privacy, Security and Password ManagementDescription
: Take control of your online security and privacy. Continuing breaches at high-profile sites prove that you can't rely on cloud services to protect your accounts.
This updated presentation is the basis my January 2017 Linux Journal cover article.
Password managers such as KeePassX make it easy to use different, strong passwords and usernames for each site. They also enable other good security practices. Take charge of your personal online security.
Also covers practices that can effectively keep your online accounts
seperate from each other so that a security breach at one company doesn't
expose your other accounts. Avoid the domino effect.Bio
: der.hans is a Free Software, technology and entrepreneurial veteran. He is a repeat author for the Linux Journal with his article about online privacy
and security using a password manager as the cover article for the January
He is chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG), BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch.
He presents regularly at large community-led conferences (SCaLE, SeaGL,
LFNW) and many local groups.