August Penguin 2013


oh hai

Yuval Adam (@yuvadm)

http://y3xz.com


Independent Web Dev, Infra and Ops


"because everything sounds better when someone promises there will be beer"

Crypto - help people use privacy and anonymity software

Party - make it fun, simple and easy to use


Free / Community-organized / Non-commercial

cryptoparty

Since August 2012

100's of cities

Dozens of countries


2 Events in Tel Aviv so far

Need more people involved

privacy and anonymity trends

  • Data retention laws
  • Corporate / govt. data hoarding
  • Journalists under gag
  • Whistle-blower persecution
  • PRISM  / Biometric Database / [Insert FUD here]

'i've got nothing to hide'

skip the implementation details


encryption / decryption

keys

plaintext / ciphertext

symmetric / asymmetric


That's it.


USERS NEED PRACTICAL ADVICE.

the tools

  • PGP - encryption toolkit
  • Tor - anonymity network
  • OTR - secure chat
  • Tails - isolated bootable USB
  • Full-disk encryption


endorsed = FOSS && peer-reviewed

    and the low hanging fruit

    • HTTP security
      • TLS/SSL
      • password management
      • 3rd party tracker/malware blocking
    • Secure mobile VoIP and text (the proverbial "app")
    • Wi-Fi security

    choose your battles


    Define your own threat model


    Give users the freedom to choose


    And the right tools to defend themselves

    cryptoparty handbook

    Work-in-progress attempt to compile all tutorials into a definitive point of reference


    https://github.com/cryptoparty/handbook


    It's in markdown!

    (compiles to HTML, PDF, EPUB, MOBI)

    organize a cryptoparty!

    You don't need anyone's permission.


    sudo leadership

    expressed goal: bridge the gap,   enable users

    backdoor message: crypto as a political action


    :s/crypto/free software

    Thanks! Questions?

    August Penguin 2013

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