Washington, DC

From CryptoParty
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Meeting

  • Date: 14 October 2012 (more dates to come, hosted by NDI and OTI)
  • Time: 5:00pm EDT
  • Venue: HacDC, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC 20010
  • Format: Unconference -- those willing to teach will announce what they'd like to teach at the beginning and interested attendees can go where they want.

Introduction

From the CryptoParty article by Parker Higgins of the EFF

"...a set of global get-togethers where more experienced users can teach beginners how to use the commonly available tools that tap into the incredibly powerful technology of cryptography. I hope that a beginner walks away from a #CryptoParty with an understanding of not just PGP, OTR, and the like, but with an idea of why threat models are important, what attack vectors she ought to consider, and — most importantly — a network of people and resources she can contact for even more knowledge."

Recorded #cryptoparty benedictions from notable people.

Announcements

Let's get these out there!

ASCII flyer

Official HacDC announcement

Blog post on some cypherpunk's website

HacDC Meetup page (Note: Confirming here is optional!)

Planning

We have a location. We have a time. We need people - that means you.

We have people willing to do hands-on workshops. Want to do a workshop or give a talk? Add it to this list. You don't have to put your name down, but please ping the organizer privately so we can keep everything straight.

HacDC has WiFi and there will be a hat passed around to order pizza for food. BYOB, but please be respectful as the venue is in a church.

Scheduled Workshops for 10/14 Cryptoparty

Note: if you cannot attend the 10/14 cryptoparty, please remove yourself from this list and add to the "generally available" list below.

  • Tor and the Tor Browser Bundle - Runa
  • PGP and GnuPG - The Doctor - Download the presentation (CC BY-NC-SA v3)
    • Key generation
    • Integrating GnuPG into Windows
    • Integrating GnuPG into Thunderbird
    • Configuring Thunderbird to sign, encrypt and decrypt mail
    • Verifying digital signatures and integrity of downloaded files
  • Truecrypt and LUKS - The Doctor
    • Distributions that support it
    • How to set it up after the fact
    • The legality of passphrase disclosure - special thanks to the EFF for your help!
  • SSL and authentication -
  • VPNs -
  • I2P - Anonymous
  • Commotion/AuthSAE - Team OTI
  • Crypto Wars: The Law and Policy of Encryption - Kevin Bankston
  • TAILS (The Amnesiac Incognito Live System) - Katrin Verclas or Lindsay Beck
  • Mechanics of surveillance - Brian Duggan
    • On WiFi
    • On IP networks
    • On GSM/PSTN (Katrin might be better for this)
    • Which types of encryption protect from which types of surveillance
  • TORified Virtual Machines instructions
  • Password length - shawn
  • ssh and other pki stuff (*nix admin stuff) - shawn

Bring a laptop, a mobile smartphone, and yourself. Install all applicable updates before you come to the party. Do not bring removable media to give away, by definition it can't be trusted. All software will have to be downloaded and cryptographically verified (don't worry, we'll teach you how to do that) by the attendee.

Interested? Ping @virtadpt on Twitter.

Generally Available

These individuals are generally available to teach on the specified topics (check with them for availability on specific dates).

  • Tor and the Tor Browser Bundle - Runa, Joehall, The Doctor
  • PGP and GnuPG - The Doctor
  • Truecrypt and LUKS - The Doctor
  • SSL and authentication - Joehall
  • VPNs - Joehall
  • I2P - Anonymous
  • Crypto.cat - Dan Blah
  • Dropbox+Encfs - Dan Blah
  • Off-the-record chat (Pidgin/Adium/Gibberbot/Chatsecure) - Dan Blah
  • Encrypted Mobile Voice (Redphone) - Dan Blah
  • Encrypted Mobile TXT (TextSecure) - Dan Blah
  • PGP/GnuPG apps for mobile (APG/oPenGP) - Lindsay Beck
  • Commotion/AuthSAE - Team OTI
  • Crypto Wars: The Law and Policy of Encryption - Kevin Bankston
  • TAILS (The Amnesiac Incognito Live System) - Katrin Verclas or Lindsay Beck
  • Mechanics of surveillance - Brian Duggan
  • TORified Virtual Machines - sczi

Potential locations

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox