Syracuse CryptoParty

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SNOOPS,

HACKERS AND IDENTITY THIEVES.

DRINK BEER, MAKE NEW FRIENDS,

AND LEARN HOW TO ENCRYPT YOUR DATA.

Systems intrusion. Deep packet inspection. Identity theft. Mass surveillance. These are just some of the many threats posed to today's Internet users. Many of these security threats can be mitigated through the use of readily available encryption technologies. However, these technologies can often be difficult to understand and even more difficult to implement correctly.

A CryptoParty is a gathering of individuals of varied technological skill levels, who wish to teach and learn about the wide array of encryption technologies available to personal computer users, including which tools are most suitable to a given situation, and how to install and use them.

Bring your laptop (or don't if you're extra-paranoid) and get yourself up and running with proxy servers, VPN, PGP, OTR, hard disk encryption and other methods that will help you protect your personal data from prying eyes. And drink beer. Cuz it's a party.

Learn more about CryptoParties at cryptoparty.org.

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  • Mark W.

    Well looks like I found a use for the Amazon micro instance.:-) Thanks

    October 18, 2012

  • Daniel S.

    Thanks to everyone who attended! Hope you enjoyed! For those who missed it, there'll be another Cryptoparty in a couple of months or so.

    The answer to the Cryptocat question is that it runs on an XMPP installation and that you can deploy or connect to custom servers. That and more, here: https://github.com/kaepora/crypt...­.

    October 18, 2012

  • Mark W.

    I am looking forward to the meet up. Will there be a Backtrack meet up at some point? Also will we be discussing TOR and crypocat?

    September 30, 2012

    • Mark W.

      I can bring it down any evening this week and we can get it set up. I only live about a mile or so from the space and work about the same distance away.

      September 30, 2012

    • Mark W.

      Mark, I sent you a email but not sure if you got it. Sometimes iCloud does some weird things. I am available to come by either Wednesday or Thursday evening or anytime this weekend.

      October 9, 2012

  • jim

    I can demonstrate full disk encryption on linux if people are interested.

    September 30, 2012

    • jim

      Alas, it looks like I may not be able to make it. Scheduling conflict

      October 7, 2012

  • September 23, 2012

  • Daniel Sieradski changed the date and time from Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM to Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    September 23, 2012

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