CryptoParty Tirana


Why CryptoParty?

Privacy is the space in which ideas are developed, to retreat into whenever you want. This space is not only physical but digital as well. Governments and companies don't want to respect that so we become active ourselves.

What is a CryptoParty?

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement w ith constantly happening activities in the entire world. The goal of this movement is sharing as much knowledge to as many individuals as possible on how to protect ourselves in the digital world. This worldwide effort introduces the basis of cryptography both in theory and practice, such as encrypted communication, prevention of espionage when navigating on the internet, anonymity on Tor network, cryptography with public key, storage encryption, Virtual Private Networks (VPN) etc. The project consists of a series of workshops free and open for everyone .

To join this worldwide effort and to inform about the dangers of the digital world, the importance of online privacy and exchange of practical knowledge to protect our privacy, Open Labs with the support of Arjen Kamphuis and Ardian Haxha have organized CryptoParty Tirana.


Participating in CryptoParty is free but registering at is neccessary. If you do not want to register with your name you can chose a username. Registration helps to better organize as it gives us a good approximation of participants. You can support organizers by chosing one of the support tickets.


10:00 - Introduction - what are we doing today, and who are we? (Albanian & English)

10:15 - Infosecurity, basic concepts, threats & tools explained (English)

11:15 - Questions, discussion (English & Albanian)

12:30 - Lunch break.

13:30 - Start practical workshop, learn to use secure webbrowsers, file-encryption and email-encryption. For advanced users bringing their own laptops: Secure Linux installation support also possible.

16:30 - Wrapup, please tell us how we did and what we can do better next time. Applause and thrown flowers gratefully received.

Upcoming Events

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2017-09-3009.30 - 16.30Open LabsInnovation Hub, Rr. Papa Gjon Pali 2Register