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The Orange Suit, E01 something you have. AKA using the Two Factor Authentication module on a Drupal website

Trust, authentication. The key factors of the internet in this age where hacking, privacy and security are the biggest threat to freedom on the Internet. Trust starts with authentication. Authentication starts with identification. For some good background, the decade old keynote of Dick Hardt with regards to identity, it is still a classic.

The old adagium is that good authentication can be done by using three factors, something you know, something you have and something you are. For example, a pincode (know), a key (have) and a photo (are).

Two factor authentication combines two of these three for identification, often a password and a one-time-usable code delivered via the phone that you have. Two factor authentication is standard in the offline world, a driver's license (have) with a photo (are) or a bank card (have) with a PIN code (know). And it is about time that we use this Two Factor Authentication (TFA) as the basis for our web presence as well, to log in to your mail, your bank account and to your Drupal website.

This will prevent ugly security incidents or frontpage defacements. People reuse passwords, write them down never change the passwords, have listed passwords or share them and if you have a website where editers and administrators can publically can log in, you will have a security incident waiting to happen.

On drupal.org we use TFA for higher roles. The module being used as d.o is https://www.drupal.org/project/tfa and I do think it should be on every Drupal site.

I always wanted to start a screencast series on Drupal modules for site builders. So it was only logical that the TFA module was the first module I used for this vlog. You can see the screencast called "The Orange Suit" episode 1, "Something you have" and hear why you need this module, how to configure the module and what the module does.


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Motion, light & sound / Kinect & Madlight

Motion, light & sound / Kinect & Madlight from things happen on Vimeo.

Motion, light & sound / Kinect & Madlight

More Kinect Illusion (Max/MSP & Quartz Composer)

Dated but still cool. Using a Kinect in a very creative way:

More Kinect Illusion (Max/MSP & Quartz Composer)
Performer controls sound in Max/MSP & video in Quartz Composer using Kinect via OSC

Video maping on a person using the Kinect

Video mapping a human face is not entirely new—we’ve seen Zach Lieberman and friends do it using a Kinect and an LED projector in the video for BELL’s “Chase No Face.” But this video ups the game a little and completely immerses the actor in the projected visuals, covering the whole head and upper body so he becomes a human chameleon. Turn him into a cyberman, a bearded metaller, even a human Google map, making it a great tool for Halloween, if you had the spare cash—and you sat still, in a room, while people stared at you.

See thecreatorsproject.

A bit out of my league, but still. Cool to see the use of the Kinect this way.

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