This month we will talk about the recent spike in high-profile web site hacks such as LinkedIn and Last.Fm which have resulted in millions of users' passwords being stolen. Discussion will include tools and techniques for protecting your own passwords and those of your clients or company's employees. Be sure to attend to find out how to protect your passwords even when sites get hacked.
There will also be a technical overview of how these attacks occurred, what the sites did wrong that allowed the hackers to get the passwords so easily, and how you can protect the passwords of your web sites or other systems.
As always, there will be time for networking and open topics. If you have found something that you think that others in the group cannot live without, please come prepared to share. Time is available toward the end of the meeting to present tough I.T. problems you may be having to the group that others can help solve.
If you tell the Gatti Town cashier that you are with the "Microsoft Group" they will give you our group rate. We meet in one of the meeting rooms to the left once you pass the two dining rooms with projection screens. Directions and more information can be found here: http://gattitownlexington.com/
We need topics and presenters for July and August. Please contact the group administrator if you would like to present, or suggest a topic.
If you would like to help cover some of the group's costs for the Meetup page and other expenses, please see the donation link on the left side of our Meetup page for more information.