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Submitted by Francois Marier (@fmarier) on Monday, 22 July 2013
Section: Full talk Technical level: Intermediate
Attendees will understand why asking users for passwords is a bad idea and they will learn the basics of the BrowserID protocol so that they can take advantage of Persona on their own sites or webapps.
The year is 2013. Sites are getting owned left and right. Password databases are leaked for the lulz. You look at the hashed passwords in your database and hope your site's not gonna be next.
François is a software engineer on the Mozilla Identity team where he fights for the open Web by building alternatives to centralised proprietary silos.
A long time Debian developer, François has been involved in Open Source for over 10 years and regularly contributes to several projects. He also volunteers for the Free Software Foundation and leads the development of Libravatar.org.