Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Did you get a new computer this xmas?

It's a good idea to keep old computers (which are not used any more or that may be thrown away soon), install Linux on them and use them for few tasks which both need be done in a secure environment like OpenPGP email, OTR chat and browsing the web using Tor Project

This is very simple, everybody can do that. It does not really cost anything (just one empty CD/DVD on which you burn, say, Debian 7... which is free to download).

In this way Windows and Mac users get used to using Linux without the shock of their whole system changing. No technical preparation is necessary, just the idea needs to be spread.

So help us spread it! 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Cryptoparty Assembly at 30c3
Description What is CryptoParty? Interested parties with computers, devices, and the desire to learn to use the most basic crypto programs and the fundamental concepts of their operation! CryptoParties are free to attend, public, and are commercially and politically non-aligned. Available on GSM extension 9669.
Members K3t, Kaie, N34l0, Samthetechie, VKnight, Zombb
Projects CAcert, Datendichtung für Firefox,
Self-organized Sessions DataSeal Firefox // Datendichtung Firefox
Subassembly of NoisySquare
Related to assembly Anarchist Village,, I2P, Youbroketheinternet
Registered on 1 December 2013 21:08:03
Location for self-organized sessions maybe
Self-organized session notes Cryptoparty, Cryptoparty Best Practices
Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn't want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn't want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. ~A Cypherpunk's Manifesto by Eric Hughes, 1993
Welcome cypherpunk! Whether you are an operating leviathan of cryptoanarchism or an interested newbie: 30C3 is the perfect place for enhancing your cryptoskills and sharing your knowledge with others. Beginners welcome!
The Cryptoparty assembly will basically focus on two aspects:
  • Doing practical workshops on cryptographic computer applications
  • Collecting experiences and sharing best practices on how to organize a cryptoparty

Get in touch!

Please join our irc at #cryptoparty on (Tor friendly!) and follow us on Twitter. There is also a jabber group chat at
For joint planning of Cryptoparty assembly we have set up a PAD. Please feel free to contribute!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Cryptoparty Village at Ohm2013!

We are so thrilled to announce that there will be several members of Cryptoparty descending on Ohm 2013 this year and we have formed our very own own village!!!

We will be situated right at the heart of the Noisy Square / N^2

Check it out on a map here: 

Please have a look and contribute to the wiki: and remember,

See you at #Ohm2013!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Cryptoparty Handbook for Kindle

cryptopartykindle.jpg CryptoParty Handbook!

The CryptoParty Handbook tries to provide a comprehensive guide to the various topics that might come up while investigating the realms of computer and internet security and is designed to be a practical guide during Cryptoparties.

Get the Handbook

The book is written in markdown and then compiled into various formats. Download it as .pdf .mobi .epub or .md

Don't take any wooden nickels!

You should always check the fingerprint of downloaded files using commands like sha256sum and compare the resulting hashes against hashes provided by other sources. So if you spread the news about the book, please spread the hashes as well!
The following handbook files have been hashed using sha256sum as a post build step after make install is run on the handbook source code, the results are:
dc73608cc85186247e278a84cd85afcec6062325baf4ce87840d515a26a03b92  cryptoparty-handbook-2013-07-10.epub
33e46514a8e6b376155ad460aac8e7c704b6b849267b6fb2f80f9e84fc5e65e7  cryptoparty-handbook-2013-07-10.pdf

Get the Sourcecode

Writing the handbook is a group effort. For collaboration github is used. Although primarily used by programmers, github provides a very comfortable editor for markdown. Just register, clone the handbook repository, edit it and file a pull request (it is really not hard, just try it out).

Tell us what you think

Please submit bugs, issues, ideas and comments here: github

CryptoPartyHandbook for Kindle

We are thrilled to announce that the Cryptoparty Handbook is now Kindle-friendly. Please download .mobi .cover.jpg and metadata.opf and place all three files into your Calibre Library.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Write or Review Slides for Cryptoparty

Please help us as we attempt to create a set of presentation slides (translated into many languages) to help teach all the basic tools and techniques that come up time and again at Cryptoparty meetups happening all around the world, right now.

Are you a technical writer with expertise in Cryptography?

Can you write us a really concise and technically accurate presentation on VPN, Disk Encryption, Public Key Cryptopgraphy, GPG, PGP, OTR, Risk Assessment or Threat Modelling? Or can you use your knowledge to review our existing slides? Yes? Excellent! We totally want to hear from you ASAP so come and hang out in irc or tweet us @cryptoparty_. Your slides will help volunteers from our movement teach countless people all over the world. Furthermore by making awesome high quality slides you will be helping us to teach Crypto right. Looking forward to your pull requests on github. Thanks for being Excellent.

cryptoparty wiki page about slides:
github repo:

Notes on adding content and licensing

  • It should be possible for CryptoParty organizers to reuse/remix existing resources without having to worry too much.
  • We encourage you to donate your work the public domain (the standard license on the cryptoparty wiki).
  • If you require a different license, please clearly embed licensing information into your work. Don't forget to clarify attribution requirements.
  • If you cannot embed the license into your work, please make sure people will see the license information in the same place where they find your work. (Avoid the media manager feature on the wiki, people might find your work without noticing the license requirements.)

Ain't no party like a Cryptoparty!

Backup Domain:
Jabber: coming soon! ^_^