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* 2013-JUL-11 [[media:2013-JUL-11.VPN.pdf|Virtual Private Networks, Expounded Casually for the Novice Computer User]]
* 2013-JUL-11 [[media:2013-JUL-11.VPN.pdf|Virtual Private Networks, Expounded Casually for the Novice Computer User]]
* 2013-AUG-07 [[media:2013-AUG-08.DeadDrop.pdf|Dead Drop, or how I learned to stop worrying and love encryption]]
* 2013-SEP-12 [[media:OnionPi.Presentation.pdf|Onion Pi, Turning a Raspberry Pi into a Tor Access Point]]
* 2013-OCT-10 [[media:SilkRoad.Presentation.pdf|The Silk Road OPSEC Fail, "Whoops!"]]
== Links ==
* [http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/07/privacy_protest.html Privacy Protests]
* [https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/09/field-guide-copyright-trolls EFF Field Guide to Copyright Trolls]
* [https://openwireless.org Open Wireless Initiative]
* [http://torrentfreak.com/which-vpn-providers-really-take-anonymity-seriously-111007 Review of VPN Providers]
* [http://www.vpntopten.com/security/what-is-a-dns-leak-and-how-it-affects-vpn-security DNS Leaks Explained]
* [http://learn.adafruit.com/onion-pi/overview Onion Pi Step-by-Step Instructions]
* [http://krebsonsecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/UlbrichtCriminalComplaint.pdf Silk Road Criminal Complaint]
* [http://grugq.github.io/blog/archives The Grugq Blog Archives]
== Online Tools ==
* [https://panopticlick.eff.org Panopticlick Test for Browser Uniqueness]
* [https://www.howsmyssl.com How's my TLS?]
== Browser Settings, Plugins ==
* [http://webdevelopmentaid.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/customize-privacy-settings-in-mozilla-firefox-part-1-aboutconfig Customize Privacy Settings in Mozilla Firefox, Part 1, about:config] - Some suggestions for modifying Firefox settings to minimize your digital footprint
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-edge/ AdBlock Edge]
* [https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere HTTPS Everywhere Browser Extension]
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/ NoScript]
* [https://disconnect.me/#disconnect Disconnect]
* [https://www.requestpolicy.com/ Request Policy]

Revision as of 19:22, 28 January 2014

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)

Code Examples

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

This is the script I used to modify the .ovpn files from VPNGate so that the VPN settings could be easily imported into Ubuntu: extract.sh



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