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Cryptoparty v1


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Cryptoparty v1

  1. 1. What is a CryptoParty CryptoParty is a decentralized, global initiative to introduce the most basic cryptography software and the fundamental concepts of their operation to the general public, such as the – Tor anonymity network, – public key encryption (PGP/GPG), and – OTR (Off The Record messaging). CryptoParties are free to attend, public, commercially and politically non-aligned events.
  2. 2. Why CryptoParty/Cryptography? ● ● When mass surveillance and data mining define our online lives, privacy and data protection acquire a whole new meaning. Citizens should be empowered to take informed decisions and resist such surveillance.
  3. 3. Some tools ● Lightbeam – To visualise how third parties track you when you access any website. ● Browser extensions – Do Not Track Me, HTTPSEverywhere ● Anonymous Browsing – TOR Browser ● Encrypted Emails – Thunderbird / PGP ● Password Management – Keepass ● Secure Operating Systems – TAILS
  4. 4. User Google's datacenter Internet
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  6. 6. Do Not Track Me
  7. 7. Do Not Track Me
  8. 8. TOR Browser
  9. 9. TOR Browser Things to watch out for while using TOR – Internet speed might be reduced – Websites ask you to authenticate again – The last loop is unsecure
  10. 10. Encrypted Emails How emails work
  11. 11. Encrypted Emails
  12. 12. Encrypted Emails Things you need ● Email Client (Thunderbird // Claws etc) ● OpenPGP Steps to Encrypted Emails ● Setup your email client ● Generate your public and private key ● Publish your private key, if you prefer to. ● Encrypt outgoing emails using the receipients' public key ● Decrypt incoming emails using your own private key
  13. 13. Thank you Presentation by Surendran (@surendranb)