Fedora at LinuxFest NorthWest
Fedora represented the theme of this year’s LinuxFest NorthWest, The Mechanics of Freedom, with the Fedora Security Lab and diceware passphrases. LinuxFest NorthWest is an annual Open Source event in Bellingham, Washington. There is something for everyone from novices to professionals featuring presentations and exhibits on F/OSS topics, Linux distributions and applications.
Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are becoming even more integrated in our lives. With these changes comes concern over the trade-offs between convenience and privacy such as; privacy in the age of relentless online tracking; how bots can help you onboard new community members; training driverless vehicles; and how the Internet of Things took down DNS.
Fedora featured the Fedora Security Lab for the Mechanics of Freedom, a safe test environment for security auditing, forensics, system rescue and teaching security testing methodologies. The Fedora Security Lab spin is maintained by a community of security testers and developers. It’s customized menu provides all the tools needed for security testing, rescuing a broken system, and teaching the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual.
Fedora offered LinuxFest NorthWest attendees a Mechanics of Freedom experience by rolling a diceware passphrase. Our guests rolled four dice, five times (or five dice, four times). Then they used the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) word lists to lookup the random passphrase words. Continue reading