Attend a Cryptoparty in Hyderabad!
Learn to secure your digital services and communication channels

Governments around the world are greatly increasing their surveillance of the Internet. Alongside a loss of the private sphere, this also represents a clear danger to basic civil liberties. The good news is that we already have the solution; Encrypting communications makes it very hard, if not entirely impossible, for others to eavesdrop on our conversations. The bad news is that crypto is largely ignored by the general public, partly because they don't know about it, and partly because even if they do, it seems too much trouble to implement. (Text stolen here)

So let's go and have a party, and teach each other how to use Crypto!


Organizer: Swecha, a NPO aimed to promote Free Software. [know more:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swecha]
Address: Swecha office, Beside Centre for Good Governance, Greenlands colony, Gachibowli 'X'Roads, Sherilingampally, Rangareddy Dt.
OS Maps : https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1623389255


Everyone is invited! Invite your friends, colleagues and family. Let's party together.
This would be more of like a friendly and informal gathering.
Do not hesitate to join, even (or especially) if you don't use secure technologies at all.


What to bring

  • Desire to learn about secure communications (mandatory! :D)
  • Expertise, to share with others (if possible)
  • Laptop and/or smart phone

Food and Drinks

  • Snacks would be served.




Help make mass surveillance of entire populations uneconomical! We all have a right to privacy, which you can exercise today by encrypting your communications and ending your reliance on proprietary services.


All the syllabus for Cryptoparty is listed here: https://prism-break.org/en/


09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 11:00 Networking Session

11:00 - 12:00 Surveillance[30 min] and Data Privacy[30 min]
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Cryptoparty part A

  • Browsing Security
    • Browser security
      • Tor/Firefox
      • Secure Browser Add-ons
    • Password Management & Authentication
      • 2 step verification & Free OTP
      • Password Safe
    • Web search
      • Duck Duck Go
      • Unbubble
  • Secure Chats
    • Text
      • Cryptocat
      • Thunderbird
    • Voice
      • Signal
    • Video
      • Jitsi
      • Mumble

14:00 - 15:00 Cryptoparty part B

  • Email and IM Security
    • Web based email
      • Riseup
    • Email clients
      • Thunderbird
      • K-9
    • Mail encryption
      • Enigmail
      • GNU Privacy Guard

15:00 - 16:00 Cryptoparty part C

  • Social Networks and Productivity
    • Social Media
      • Diaspora
      • GNU Social
    • Collaborative Docs
      • Hubzilla
      • Cryptopad

Party Ends

Discussion starts on how to take this concept of crypto-parties to different colleges, communities in a way to educate as as many people as possible about cyber security.