Title: Simple Techniques for Online Password Security
Abstract: Heartbleed likely exposed passwords everywhere. 60% of web sites might have been susceptable to the recent security vulnerability that was all over the news. Since Heartbleed eaves no trace, we do not know how much it was exploited.
Once they have your credentials, crackers need only minutes to try them at millions of sites. Avoid that domino effect by using simple, effective techniques to make sure information from one web site can't be used to compromise your account on another.
Using the same email address and password across multiple sites means that one break in can be leveraged to access your other accounts. Use different information for *every* site. No need for you to memorize a bunch of passwords or other information. Let a password manager such as KeePass, KeePassDroid or KeePassX handle that for you.
Also keep track of other data such as PINs, security question answers, the shoe size you gave them and other data you need to keep secure.
Learn about two factor authentication.
Bio: der.hans is the founder of the Free Software Stammtisch, chairmain for PLUG and repeat speaker for SCaLE. He's a DBA at Limelight Networks and moonlights as an adjunct instructor at Mesa Community College.
Austin Godber will be doing a demonstration of how he uses IPython for data analysis tasks.
IPython has multiple components. First it provides an advanced command line python REPL replacement. IPython also has a useful web based notebook interface that is well suited for interactive data analysis and visualization. Both of these features will be addressed with focus being on the web notebook component.
Bio: Austin Godber (@godber) is a developer and system administrator at Arizona State University and works on the camera team for NASA's MER and MSL Mars rovers. He has been using Linux for nearly 20 years and programmed in Python, Ruby, IDL, and C.
Brian Cluff will demonstrate damaged photo restoration using the gimp. He will show off several techniques and tools to repair damage, and how to get the best results.
Jerry Snitselaar will give us "Highlights of the 2014 Linux Collaboration Summit"
A quick overview of some of the things discussed at this year's Linux Collorabtion Summit held in March in Napa, CA.
Bio: Jerry Snitselaar - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Oracle's Linux and Virtualization Group working on the Linux Kernel. Originally from Iowa, but I have been in the valley since going to work for Lucent in 2000.
der.hans: "Heartbleed and me"
Abstract: In our continueing short talks on security, we will cover the Heartbleed bug from the desktop user's perspective.
Abstract: Are you still managing your Linux servers manually, one by one? Are you using Puppet, Chef and / or CFEngine to manage your Linux infrastructure and they having you feel down in the dumps?
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions come to Michael's SaltStack presentation on Nov 14th. He will be demonstrating SaltStack basics using Vagrant and then there will be a demonstration of using SaltStack to orchestrate a chorus of servers around the world!
Bio: Michael was one of the first original seven PLUG members. He hosted the first Installfest in 1993 featuring the SLS distribution.
Michael has dedicated his career to helping in the automation of every aspect of IT infrastructure for organizations of all sizes. This automation has been applied to all portions of the businesses, from development to operations to customer support.
Bryan has been in IT for 20 years. He has managed small teams for developers and operations. He has led architecture for a technology startup. He has 7 as a DBA, including several conversions from undocumented, proprietary, embedded databases. His knowledge of many data platforms ( MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, MySQL, Hadoop, and many more ) ensures an informative talk.