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Password Managers (December 14th, 2021) - MUG Meeting
Visit mug.org for details on how to participate in the meeting (links, phone numbers, and Youtube Streaming).
Password Managers: Protect your personal privacy and your cloud and web accounts by using unique credentials for every service.
A password manager, such as KeePassXC or Bitwarden, enables use of different credentials everywhere. It simplifies using long, strong, random strings for unique credentials. Build account separation by using unique credentials (username, password, email address, security questions and answers, birth date, shoe size, etc.) for every site.
The talk covers practices that can effectively keep your online accounts separate from each other. The separation prevents a security breach at one company from exposing your other accounts.
Prevent use of stolen credentials to compromise other accounts.
Attendees will learn about:
- unique credentials to build account separation for every service
- important password manager features
- multi-factor authentication
- subaddressing for unique email addresses
- command line tools for random strings and dates
- hints for speaking random strings *using a password manager for secure data escrow
My "Online Privacy and Security Using a Password Manager" article in Linux Journal is based on this presentation.
der.hans is active with conferences and local groups in the FLOSS community. He's chairman of PLUG, chair for SeaGL Finance committee, founder of SeaGL Career Expo, RaiseMe career counselor, BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch. He speaks regularly at community-led FLOSS conferences such as SeaGL, Tux-Tage, Penguicon, SCaLE, LCA, FOSSASIA, Tübix, CLT, Kieler Linux Tage, LFNW, OLF, SELF and GeekBeacon Fest.
Hans is available to speak remotely for local groups.
der.hans currently leads a support engineering team at Object Rocket. Public statements are not representative of $dayjob.