We're going to be throwing a CryptoParty every second Thursday from 7-11pm. We have detailed directions if you're unfamiliar with the space. It's free! Just bring your laptop or other devices.
You don't have to sign up to come along - but if you do, it helps us prepare. Pseudonymous sign-ups are fine!
Drop in for a few minutes to ask a question or stay all evening and chat about privacy, security, and the interwebz.
What is a CryptoParty?
It's a lot of things in a lot of places. For most, it's a practical workshop for anyone interested in keeping their digital lives private.
Bring your laptops, netbooks, tablets and phones - we'll help you learn how to secure them and your communications:
- full disk encryption for your computers and memory sticks;
- encrypted email, text messages, IM on all your devices;
- anonymous browsing and tracker-avoidance;
- censorship circumvention;
- password generation, databases and management;
- keysigning / extending the web-of-trust.
If you have knowledge and skills to contribute in these or related areas please come along and share them with us!
- ad-hoc discussion of the laws that govern who can access your stuff and when; and, at some point in the evening,
- our regular round-up and discussion of some cryptography basics and the latest digital-rights news, opinions, and happenings.
Have more questions? Check out cryptoparty.org. And remember to party like it's 1984! (tin foil hats not included)
The demonstration where I pulled my own session keys to put them into the browser had a few commands associated with it. Here they are: https://gist.github.com/eldondev/5980868
- 2013-JUL-11 Virtual Private Networks, Expounded Casually for the Novice Computer User
- 2013-AUG-07 Dead Drop, or how I learned to stop worrying and love encryption
- 2013-SEP-12 Onion Pi, Turning a Raspberry Pi into a Tor Access Point
- 2013-OCT-10 The Silk Road OPSEC Fail, "Whoops!"
- 2014-MAR-13 $%#^&*, Censorship, a Concise Context
- 2014-MAY-15 Autonomy, Another one of those "heady" presentations
- 2014-JUN-19 Steganography 101, How to hide information, or "You'll never look at the Internet the same way ever again" [Original]
- 2014-AUG-21 Protecting Sources: How to Use Technology to Keep Sources Confidential, Anonymous, and Secure
- Privacy Protests
- EFF Field Guide to Copyright Trolls
- Open Wireless Initiative
- Review of VPN Providers
- DNS Leaks Explained
- Onion Pi Step-by-Step Instructions
- Silk Road Criminal Complaint
- The Grugq Blog Archives
- I've Got Nothing To Hide and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy
- Drop It Like It’s Hot: Secure Sharing and Radical OpSec for Investigative Journalists
- WebRTC IP Leak Test