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Learn to secure your online communication!
Governments around the world, are greatly increasing their surveillance of the Internet. This also represents a clear danger to basic civil liberties alongside the loss of the private sphere. We already have the solution: encrypting communications makes it very hard, if not entirely impossible, for others to eavesdrop on our conversations.“ (Source)

So let's go and have a party, and teach each other how to use crypto! Cause its also fun to play around, and shape the place you are living in!


  • sva will give an introduction into basic usage principles of encryption and some of the usual ways to encrypt communication online.
  • have your hands-on all your devices, install software, generate keys and learn how to use them. Be surprised how easy some things are; but you might also start ranting about some others and start thinking about how to make it better. We are the ones how can actually do that.
  • Special challenge for latenight geeking, if someone is up for: PGP/GPG subkeys.


Wednesday, May 21st, 2014


We unfortunately only have the weekday, but for having hands-on and introduction and the party… we need to start early. For the advantage for the non-students outside willing to find the time for the introduction to gain some compressed knowledge, I propose the following:

  • 5pm: email encryption (PGP/GPG) + hands-on-all-devices
  • 7pm: main introduction / overview
  • 8pm: hands-on (open end)

If 5pm is too early for you, pls mention in the list below, or answer @sva.


Room CS101, Department of CSE, IIT Kanpur. Pls add your name below that we know how many people would come.


Everyone is invited! Do not hesitate to join if you don't crypto at all, but even more important if you are already an expert!

Bring your friends! Bring the ones you are communicating the most. Crypto only works end-to-end…

(Please do add your name below and some links or notes about you if you are thinking of coming!)

  1. your name
  2. your name
  3. your name



  • Laptop and/or smartphone
  • Desire to learn about secure and private spaces online (mandatory! :D)
  • Expertise, to share with others (if possible)
  • Your friends (and music and beer, for later).


Is open 24/7 and there will be food reachable till around 2am (wow!)



see also http://pastebin.com/rzaaFkhm as an example

Please add if you wanna learn on a special topic or if you want to teach something in particular!


(this is just a proposal, we can do whatever the participants feel to do and learn!)

  • Webbrowsing
    • TOR
    • Browser security
    • SSL and Web of Trust
  • Password
    • why, but how?
  • Email
    • email service provider
    • Email clients (thunderbird)
    • Mail encryption
    • intro what is subkeys
  • Messaging
    • Jabber
    • OTR
    • psyc/irc
  • Operating systems
    • all the above on Android and/or iphone
    • OS running from a stick, leaving no traces, having everything above already well set-up.
  • lots more, please add what you are interested in!