CryptoParty @ PhreakNIC
Let's get together and discuss the current events, trends, and tools in the world of cryptography and information security at PhreakNIC's in-house CryptoParty! We'll have a rotating panel to help answer your pressing questions, and maybe we'll have a few hands-on workshops for the willing. Time and volunteer skills permitting, topics and activities include (and are strictly NOT limited to):
- PGP/GPG + Thunderbird setup and key signing
- Panopticlick Golf Tournament: Lowest Bits Wins!
- Browser Security Plug-in Reviews
- Steganography 101: Business Insider's Most Popular GIFs of 2013
- Build Your Own OnionPi Router [Required hardware is a Raspberry Pi, SD card, a compatible wifi adapter, learn more at adafruit]
- Make some New Friends: OTR over Jitsi
- Introduction to VPN: Let's Take a Trip to Japan
- OPSEC: How not to Fail
- Dealing with Copyright Trolls
- Pond: when OTR and PGP isn't enough
- Let's (Try To) Make a Tahoe-LAFS Onion Grid
- Smashthestack Q&A
- DEFCON and 30C3 Videos
CryptoParty is what you make of it! Be prepared to both learn from and teach your fellow PhreakNIC attendees.
Update, Oct 27: OnionPi Hardware Notice, via Alan Fay
If anyone is interested in building an OnionPi at PhreakNIC, I wanted to make sure everyone had time to overnight a few key hardware parts that are needed.
At minimum, you need a Raspberry Pi, 4GB SD card, and a *compatible* USB wifi module. The module I used with great success was:
If you want to get technical* about it, what you're looking for is a USB wifi module that can function as an access point under the trimmed down debian wheezy distro for Raspberry Pi (called, Raspian wheezy).
You need a 4GB SD card - I think might be able to get away with a 2GB SD card, that of course depends on the size* of the iso.
Total cost: about $65 + tax/shipping
Looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone at PhreakNIC!
* you can pretty much do whatever you want if you want to write a wifi driver or trim an iso on short notice. ;) Maybe some of the LUG folks can help you bust that out. ;)
Update, Oct 27th, pt02: via ASG @ DC404