Crypto Party 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
210 South Hall

A Crypto Party is a fun, informal event for teaching one another computer security tools. We provide the drinks, snacks and WiFi; you  come and learn how to protect yourself and others from hacking and surveillance. We believe protecting ourselves from these threats is increasingly important for academics, activists and the public; tools for that protection are increasingly available and usable.

Everyone can and should bring her own expertise, but we'll at least go over encryption tools for email (PGP and Keybase), Web browsing (HTTPS and Tor) and chat (Signal, SMS). Add to the wiki (or let me know via email) if there's a tool or mini-talk you'd like to present.

All are welcome, regardless of affiliation or level of experience. Be respectful and constructive.

You can download software ahead of the event so that you're up and running quickly. If you can't make it in person, you can still follow guides on using encryption and securing your online activities.

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Last updated:

January 24, 2017