Keepassing your credentials synced and under control

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

Do you use the same few passwords over and over? Is there a piece of paper with hard-to-remember ones somewhere? How about a file that lives on five different devices and is never up-to-date? Even the most secure passwords can be broken with a $5 wrench. Long forgotten websites are frequently compromised. Files can be stored in The Cloud, but is that really where such sensitive data should be?

Description

Do you use the same few passwords over and over? Is there a piece of paper with hard-to-remember ones somewhere? How about a file that lives on five different devices and is never up-to-date?

Even the most secure passwords can be broken with a $5 wrench. Long forgotten websites are frequently compromised. Files can be stored in The Cloud, but is that really where such sensitive data should be?

By the end of this presentation, you will be able to combine keepassx and git-annex to maintain and synchronize all of your secure credentials.

Tags

passwords, security

Speaking experience

During high school I cut my teeth speaking at primary school assemblies and classrooms about the dangers of tobacco use.

In 2007 I took over the Greater Seattle Linux Users Group (GSLUG) and lead monthly meetings for 8 years, occasionally doing formal presentations.

While attending the University of Washington I was able to take two advanced public speaking courses.

In 2014 I began speaking at FLOSS conferences and related communities.

Starting with LinuxFest Northwest (LFNW), I have also presented at FOSDEM, LibrePlanet, SeaGL, Shanghai Barcamp, Toorcamp, and XinCheJian.

I first presented this in 2014 at LFNW and Toorcamp, it has been also been accepted at LFNW 2017.

Speaker

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    Wm Salt Hale

    Snowdrift.coop

    Biography

    /?/ Kilted Globetrotter,
    Free/Libre/Open Advocate,
    and Lifelong Hacker /?/

    Wm Salt Hale is a Seattle local who studies Technology and Society at the University of Washington (UW) Department of Communication and is the Community Director at Snowdrift.coop.

    He focuses on Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and Culture; Hackers, Makers, and Breakers; and Computer-Mediated Communication using real-time synchronous systems.

    Salt attends, organizes, and speaks worldwide at: conferences, conventions, events, festivals, and faires; on the topics of communication, crowdmatching, gnu/linux, information security, music, science fiction/fantasy, web development, and windsurfing. He is very approachable and will always be found wearing a kilt.