CryptoParty @ initlab

Next Dates

  • Thu, November 6thth – 7 pm to 11 am


About Cryptoparty

Privacy is a human right.

To get control back of your own privacy in the digital world you should get to know the technologies of cryptography and anonymization.

A wide range of tools can help you to do just that. At a CryptoParty you can learn what's available and how to use it. Or you want to teach others? Then of course you're very much welcome, too.

All CryptoParties follow the guiding principles:

  • Be excellent to each other
  • Do things
  • No Harassment
  • As Simple As Possible
  • Free to Attend

Available Topics

Learning is always an individual process. Hence we will have separate tables for each topic. Just pick the one you're most interested in.

  • encrypt emails with PGP
  • encrypt your IMs with XMPP und OTR
  • anonymous surfing Tor
  • privacy enhancing browser plugins
  • file and hard-drive encryption with TrueCrypt hard-drive encryption with LUKS
  • password security and managers
  • Linux installation
  • Tails (safe and anonymous operating system… please bring a thumb drive if interested)
  • Pond (encrypted Tor based messaging system without meta data and spam)
  • Bitmessage (encrypted P2P messaging without meta data)

Also worth a look:


  • Be excellent to each other
  • Taking photos or filming will not be allowed. Please leave the cameras in your pockets.
  • Smoking is possible outside the building.