[svlug] Paradux: recover from maximum personal data disaster

Sarah Newman newmans at sonic.net
Tue May 21 14:00:56 PDT 2019

Can this be added to www.svlug.org?

Start: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 07:00pm
End: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 08:30pm
Location: Hacker Dojo, 3350 Thomas Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Rooms: Large Event Room

Speaker: Johannes Ernst

Abstract: Many of the residents of the towns that were wiped out this year by the California wildfires did not have time to grab their laptops, bring
their hard disks, or take their password recovery sheets with them. Similarly, what if your favorite cloud services simply kicked you off? Personal
data disasters lurk everywhere. If one hits you, could you recover your data and your passwords?

Paradux is a new scheme, and supporting software, that stores your personal data, and your passwords, in several different places that you choose, so

- no third party can read it
- there are redundant copies of everything
- the effort for you to maintain the scheme is minimal, and
- you can even recover if you remember nothing.

It does this with the help of key splitting and trusted friends. It applies
to personal data, and credentials. This is a new project, we'd love to tell
you all about it, and appreciate all your feedback and help.

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