The Columbia Linux User Group met 12 June 2008.

Robert Meier gave an excellent presentation on cryptography with PGP (Pretty Good Privacy).

Some highlights:

  1. 41 character passwords are required to give reasonable assurance of not being hacked by a really big machine
  2. People can remember 41 character passwords through memory aids like "Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow"

The meeting ended around 8:30.