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Security topic for Mar 15th

PLUG - Fri, 2018/02/16 - 00:00
Join the Phoenix Linux Users Group at their Security Session to learn about I2P and why it is not great. We will be discussing how I2P can increase your privacy, enhance your security, and reduce major corporations from being able to track you or use your browsing habits for their profits. We will also be discussing what I2P is not, what vulnerabilities exist, and how it can be used to harm you as well. Hope to see you there!

* Any discussion of paid services or software will be done for educational purposes only. Neither the instructor, PLUG, or any one involved in this course endorses any paid services or products discussed at this meeting.

Security Topic for Feb 15th

PLUG - Sun, 2018/02/11 - 21:29
Join the Phoenix Linux Users Group at their Security Session to learn about Freenet and why it is pretty cool. We will be discussing how Freenet can increase your privacy, enhance your security, and reduce major corporations from being able to track you or use your browsing habits for their profits. We will also be discussing what Freenet is not, what vulnerabilities exist, and how it can be used to harm you as well. Hope to see you there!

* Any discussion of paid services or software will be done for educational purposes only. Neither the instructor, PLUG, or any one involved in this course endorses any paid services or products discussed at this meeting.

February's PLUG meeting 2/18

PLUG - Wed, 2018/02/07 - 09:29
der.hans: Regular Expressions-A guided tour

Description:
Example driven introduction to regular expressions. The talk uses plain English to explain regular expression concepts, syntax and language. Common tools such as grep, sed and awk will provide conduits for demonstrating regular expressions.

Many of our favorite system administration tools use regular expressions for text matching. While using plain English to describe regular expressions the example driven introduction will explain regular expression concepts, syntax and language. Examples will include common tools such as grep, sed and awk.

About der.hans:
der.hans is a Free Software community veteran, presenter and author. He is the founder of the Free Software Stammtisch, BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG).

As a technology and entrepreneurial veteran, roles have included director of engineering, engineering manager, IS manager, system administrator, community college instructor, developer and DBA.

He presents regularly at large community-led conferences (SCaLE, SeaGL, LibrePlanet, LFNW) and many local groups.

Installfest: Last Second Move for 1/6 meeting

PLUG - Sat, 2018/01/06 - 01:53
Due to a last second schedule conflict we have had to move the Installfest to an alternate location. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

This installfest will be at:
Xtreme Bean Coffee Co, 1707 East Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ

SECURITY MEETING ON NEW DAY

PLUG - Tue, 2018/01/02 - 19:19
Please take note that the security meeting is moviong to a new day starting this month.  It will no longer be held on the second Tuesday and will from now on be held on the 3rd Thursday.  So this month's meeting will be on the 18th of January.

So on the 18th, please come join the Phoenix Linux Users Group at their Security Session and watch Aaron Jones tell us all the security related craziness that happened over 2017. We will be discussing major breaches, attacks, legal events, and all number of events from 2017. This is a round up of the biggest events to rock the cyber security world over the past year. We will attempt to explain the how for many of these events and the what in relation to actions we can take in 2018 to better protect ourselves. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to see Aaron's presentation on the 2016 security year end review you can see it here: https://youtu.be/8a1J6qF37_I

See you on the 18th

PLUG's end of year party!

PLUG - Sun, 2017/12/10 - 22:26
It's December and time for our annual end of year pot luck.

Bring friends and family.

It's a pot luck, so bring some food or drinks to share if you can. It's a holiday party, meaning we'll likely have tons of snacks and deserts. This presents an opportunity to bring a main course, salad or veggie side dish. Or, cupcakes or pie if you prefer :).

We still meet at Desert Breeze.

Since we're eating for the party, we will not go out to a restaurant afterwards.

No alcohol.

As always, we're on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Desert Breeze Substation
251 North Desert Breeze Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

Job: C++ Threads C Ubuntu Bash

PLUG - Mon, 2017/12/04 - 13:38
Part Time 1 - 10 hours/week

Ground Floor - Equity in Start Up Opportunity $50.00/hr Equity

Need expertise in C++ for programming with threaded securities trading API.

Location is Gilbert. You may work from home.

Please send resume to unixprgrmr01@gmail.com and call at 480 632-8633

December Security meeting: Intro to Cryptography - Modern Cryptography

PLUG - Mon, 2017/12/04 - 10:09
At this month's meeting Anthony will present part 2 to his excellent presentation from September. If you missed that meeting, you can watch part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oMn-rW7HJU

Anthony Kosednar: Intro to Cryptography - Modern Cryptography

Cryptography helps protect our communications every day but many do not understand it in-depth. This presentation aims to help people understand modern cryptography protocols and math works in an easy way.

About Anthony:
Anthony Kosednar is an Information Security Engineer with a background in Aerospace. He specializes in protecting critical infrastructure for large events and corporations.

For more information about this meeting see our website http://phxlinux.org/index.php/meetings/20-plug-security.html

The Meetings will be on the 2nd Tuesday of December (Dec 12th), starting at 7pm, at the Desert Breeze Substation located in Chandler AZ (Same location as the regular PLUG meeting).

How does a VPN protect my privacy?

PLUG - Sat, 2017/11/25 - 13:40
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is an online data encryption system that sends your traffic through computer-generated tunnels with the intention of protecting it from any
hazard that may have the ability to affect it in some way.  

PLUG's Security Meeting topic for November 14th

PLUG - Tue, 2017/11/07 - 10:48
Aaron Jones: Introduction To Holiday Safety

Description:
Introduction To Holiday Safety is a two hour course focused on preparing for the holiday rush. While the holidays are a great time to shop, eat, and have fun, they are also a popular time for criminals who will be looking for ways to enrich themselves illegally. We will be discussing some of the tools and tactics used such as phishing, credit card skimming, and purse snatching and some of the things you can do to protect yourself. This class is targeted towards the general public and does not require any experience in cyber security.

About Aaron:
Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. He works in the industry as a software developer while also providing consultancy on cyber security related topics. His discussions are AZ Post certified for training credit for law enforcement and he prides himself on providing quality educational material that is relevant and topical. He has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security, is a life long learner, and prides himself on staying up to date with the ever changing field of cyber security.

Topics for November 9ths Meeting

PLUG - Tue, 2017/11/07 - 10:42
More presentations TBA

Ed Nicholson: onBoarding for 4 free resources: Archive.org, MusicBrainz, OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia


Description:
This presentation is 4 mini-presentations, each about you getting set up to contribute to free public digital assets.

onBoarding Archive.org - Get your library card to over 306 Billion web pages and have a place to host your own digital artifacts. And then, there is the WayBackMachine.

onBoarding MusicBrainz - Join the Open Misic Encyclopedia, the free and open source for music information and identification. Add your knowledge to MusicBrainz and have MusicBrainz annotate, update, and correct your music collection's meta data.

onBoarding OpenStreetMap - A map of the world, and you can make it a map of your world. join OSM and start mapping your roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, etc... developer? want to use OSM data? visit Mapbox.com for access and tools and community.

onBoarding Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, if you sign up for a log-in! Have something you want to follow? Doing research? Company or Organization data sheet? Sign up and get it into Wikipedia.

About Ed:
I have been involved with Free Software and how people, organizations and populations use, create and experience information. I enjoy The Prescott National Forest as my "office" and The Valley of The Sun as a home away from home. Personal systems run either Fedora, Project Atomic, Android or OpenBSD.

PLUG's Security Meeting topic for November 14th

PLUG - Mon, 2017/11/06 - 20:48
Aaron Jones: Introduction To Holiday Safety

Description:
Introduction To Holiday Safety is a two hour course focused on preparing for the holiday rush. While the holidays are a great time to shop, eat, and have fun, they are also a popular time for criminals who will be looking for ways to enrich themselves illegally. We will be discussing some of the tools and tactics used such as phishing, credit card skimming, and purse snatching and some of the things you can do to protect yourself. This class is targeted towards the general public and does not require any experience in cyber security.

About Aaron:
Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. He works in the industry as a software developer while also providing consultancy on cyber security related topics. His discussions are AZ Post certified for training credit for law enforcement and he prides himself on providing quality educational material that is relevant and topical. He has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security, is a life long learner, and prides himself on staying up to date with the ever changing field of cyber security.

For time and location see: https://phxlinux.org/index.php/meetings/20-plug-security.html
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