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The Free Software Stammtisch is a social environment for GNU, Linux, *BSD and Free Software enthusiasts. We start arriving at 19:00 and hang out until at least 22:00, with several of us often there until closing time.

We have quarterly job events before Stammtisch starting at 18:00.

The next jobs event will be a resume review night in July.

The East Valley Free Software Stammtisch has been meeting on the third Tuesday of every month for almost 20 years.

http://www.LuftHans.com/Free_Software_Stammtisch#East_Valley

Boulders on Southern
1010 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
http://www.bouldersonsouthern.com/

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Just posted the latest video from the Phoenix Linux Users Group's security focused meeting. This video an Introduction to Exploits.

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PLUG is hosting a CryptoParty. Show up on Thursday May 11th to get help securing your mobile and desktop electronics.

A CryptoParty is a global, decentralized, grass-root movement to help people protect their privacy.

The Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) will have labs to help you setup things like secure messaging with Signal, VPN, TOR, a password manager and multi-factor authentication.

A CryptoParty relies on two resources. 1) people with the knowledge and desire to lead a lab; 2) people who want to take the lab and improve their security.

We have a list of potential topics thus far, so we the first covered. We have a survey up, so people can indicate that they are interested in a particular topic.

https://phxlinux.org/crypto-party-survey

The survey will be disabled the night before the meeting, so please take it now if you will attend the meeting and want to have a particular lab.
If you would like to offer a new topic or lead a lab on one of the listed topics please contact us via the PLUG-discuss mailing list, PLUG IRC channel or one of our social media accounts ( Google+ and Meetup ).

PLUG’s east side meeting is the second Thursday of the month starting at 19:00. Doors open at 18:30 for some pre-meeting socializing.

https://phxlinux.org/index.php/meetings/14-east-valley-meeting.html

The CryptoParty is Thursday, 2017May11 @ 19:00 and will be held at the Desert Breeze Substation, 251 North Desert Breeze Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226.

PLUG also now has a monthly security class the second Tuesday of every month. the security class is also at the Desert Breeze Substation.

In May it will be two days before the CryptoParty on Tuesday the 9th.

https://phxlinux.org/index.php/meetings/20-plug-security.html

Contact PLUG:

Email: https://phxlinux.org/index.php/email-lists.html
IRC: https://phxlinux.org/index.php/chat.html
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+PhxlinuxOrg
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Linux-Users-Group/

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

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

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PLUG is hosting a CryptoParty. Show up on Thursday May 11th to get help securing your mobile and desktop electronics.

A CryptoParty is a global, decentralized, grass-root movement to help people protect their privacy.

The Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) will have labs to help you setup things like secure messaging with Signal, VPN, TOR, a password manager and multi-factor authentication.

A CryptoParty relies on two resources. 1) people with the knowledge and desire to lead a lab; 2) people who want to take the lab and improve their security.

We have a list of potential topics thus far, so we the first covered. We have a survey up, so people can indicate that they are interested in a particular topic.

https://phxlinux.org/crypto-party-survey

The survey will be disabled the night before the meeting, so please take it now if you will attend the meeting and want to have a particular lab.
If you would like to offer a new topic or lead a lab on one of the listed topics please contact us via the PLUG-discuss mailing list, PLUG IRC channel or one of our social media accounts ( Google+ and Meetup ).

PLUG’s east side meeting is the second Thursday of the month starting at 19:00. Doors open at 18:30 for some pre-meeting socializing.

https://phxlinux.org/index.php/meetings/14-east-valley-meeting.html

The CryptoParty is Thursday, 2017May11 @ 19:00 and will be held at the Desert Breeze Substation, 251 North Desert Breeze Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226.

PLUG also now has a monthly security class the second Tuesday of every month. the security class is also at the Desert Breeze Substation.

In May it will be two days before the CryptoParty on Tuesday the 9th.

https://phxlinux.org/index.php/meetings/20-plug-security.html

Contact PLUG:

Email: https://phxlinux.org/index.php/email-lists.html
IRC: https://phxlinux.org/index.php/chat.html
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+PhxlinuxOrg
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Linux-Users-Group/

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

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

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PLUG is hosting a CryptoParty. Show up on Thursday May 11th to get help securing your mobile and desktop electronics.

A CryptoParty is a global, decentralized, grass-root movement to help people protect their privacy.

The Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) will have labs to help you setup things like secure messaging with Signal, VPN, TOR, a password manager and multi-factor authentication.

A CryptoParty relies on two resources. 1) people with the knowledge and desire to lead a lab; 2) people who want to take the lab and improve their security.

We have a list of potential topics thus far, so we the first covered. We have a survey up, so people can indicate that they are interested in a particular topic.

https://phxlinux.org/crypto-party-survey

The survey will be disabled the night before the meeting, so please take it now if you will attend the meeting and want to have a particular lab.
If you would like to offer a new topic or lead a lab on one of the listed topics please contact us via the PLUG-discuss mailing list, PLUG IRC channel or one of our social media accounts ( Google+ and Meetup ).

PLUG’s east side meeting is the second Thursday of the month starting at 19:00. Doors open at 18:30 for some pre-meeting socializing.

https://phxlinux.org/index.php/meetings/14-east-valley-meeting.html

The CryptoParty is Thursday, 2017May11 @ 19:00 and will be held at the Desert Breeze Substation, 251 North Desert Breeze Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226.

PLUG also now has a monthly security class the second Tuesday of every month. the security class is also at the Desert Breeze Substation.

In May it will be two days before the CryptoParty on Tuesday the 9th.

https://phxlinux.org/index.php/meetings/20-plug-security.html

Contact PLUG:

Email: https://phxlinux.org/index.php/email-lists.html
IRC: https://phxlinux.org/index.php/chat.html
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+PhxlinuxOrg
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Linux-Users-Group/

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

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

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accessible CMS: request for recommendation

a friend works with accessibility programs ( all sorts of mental and physical challenges ) and is requesting a recommendation for a Free Software CMS for content authoring.

I presume Drupal, Joomla! and WordPress have plugins that provide accessibility features, but I do not have experience with them.

Anyone have experience and recommendations?

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Just posted the video from the Phoenix Linux Users Group's security meeting that was held on the 11th of April where Aaron Jones presented on User Tracking, VPNs, Proxies, and Tor

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This month we will have a two presentations. Phil Waclawski will present "Using Hierarchical Data in MySQL, Trees vs Nests" and Ed Nicholson will present "Securing a SSH Bastion host with PrivacyIDEA and U2F"

Phil Waclawski: Using Hierarchical Data in MySQL, Trees vs Nests
Real world data is often made of hierarchical relationships, or "trees".
Representing that data in a Relational Database starts to get complicated as soon as you have more than two levels in your "Tree".
There are many strategies for handling such data, and I will cover examples of at least two of them (adjacency list and nested sets) and possibly more.

If you have access to a mysql instance, you can create the test tables and follow along, or get the code later.

About Phil:
Phil has been a faculty member, focusing on open source software at MCC for nearly two decades.

Phil teaches a variety of course, including MySQL Database, PHP, Python, Javascript, HTML 5 and CSS, Linux OS, Internet Server Set up and more.

This summer, Phil will once again be offering a "MCC Multimedia Madness" summer camp for 6-8th graders. Over the two weeks I will cover a wide range of open source software, including GIMP, Inkscape, Krita, Audacity, Blender, Hydrogen Drum Kit, Tux Guitar, Openshot, Linux Multimedia Studio, work with green screen and more.

For hobbies, Phil has too many. Blacksmithing, archery, Leatherworking, Wood Working, Jewelry, Sound Recording/editing and SCUBA diving. Phil is also learning to play the Bass.

Phil has been using linux at home for desktops and servers since 1994.

Ed Nicholson: Securing a SSH Bastion host with PrivacyIDEA and U2F

Bastion Servers are an important tool for access control to your other
systems. PrivacyIDEA is a credential management system that can add
many types of authentication to your Jump Server, for example U2F.
FIDO Universal 2nd Factor Keys are a convenient standard implemented
by many to improve security. PrivacyIDEA is a great example of how
easy adding important levels of security to your systems can be.

About Ed:
Ed has been involved with Free Software for some time, and is most
interested in how people, organizations and populations use, create and
experience information. Recently, Ed is enjoying The Prescott National Forest
as his "personal office" and The Valley of The Sun as a home away from home.
Personal systems run either Fedora, Project Atomic, Android or OpenBSD.

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We will be holding our new security meeting on April 11th at 7pm.

In this meeting we will learn about Virtual Private Networks, Proxies, and Tor. We will be discussing new developments on who can sell your data, how that data is gathered, and what these tools can do for you. Traffic obfuscation is not a silver bullet for anonymization. This two hour meeting will focus on providing a simplified and easy to follow explanation of online privacy, the technologies involved in masking or revealing users, and what a VPN or Tor can do for you.

* 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.

For more information see our meeting information page:
https://phxlinux.org/index.php/meetings/20-plug-security.html

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 *PLUG is pleased to announce*


 Our new, free, Security focused meeting.

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For more info, Meeting time and location see:
http://phxlinux.org/index.php/meetings/20-plug-security.html
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On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, starting at 19:00, at the Desert Breeze Substation located in Chandler, AZ (Same location as the regular PLUG meeting), we will be holding cyber security focused courses for the public.

You are invited to attend this event if you are interested in cyber security and wish to have an opportunity to learn about digital security as well as related hardware and software.

In this first class we will be discussing the modern hacker, tools used, and their work flow. Topics covered will include probing, reconnaissance, and the software and tools used when inspecting a network for potential attack. Participants are encouraged to bring their Linux laptop or a copy of virtualbox + Linux OS as some aspects of the presentation will be hands on. Tools covered include:

nmap
masscan
whois
ping
and more

Your Instructor:

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 enforcementand 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.

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The meeting will start at 7pm at The Desert Breeze Substation. People start arriving as early as 6pm, so if you would like to help setup and/or chat for a while, arrive a little early.

Meeting Location:

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

The Desert Breeze Substation is on Chandler Blvd and Desert Breeze Blvd, which is half way between McClintock and Rural.  It is very close to both the south 202 and 101 freeways.  Public transportation is available into the late hours.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/251+Desert+Breeze+Blvd+W,+Chandler,+AZ+85226/@33.3076899,-111.9220921,17z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x872b06cdd50c43c7:0x7d3e9c66bdb7f8a2%218m2%213d33.3070191%214d-111.9193025?hl=en
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