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!

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