Crypto Party: Learn how to protect yourself online!

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The Society of American Archivists-Student Chapter at UW-Madison is hosting a

 CryptoParty!

 January 23rd, from 6-8pm in the Helen C. White 4th Floor Bunge Room (4207)

“CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, especially those without prior knowledge. CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space.” CryptoParty site

This workshop will be facilitated by Dorothea Salo, instructor at UW-Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS). Dorothea, along with SLIS volunteers, will your answer questions and introduce you to resources that you can use to better protect yourself online.

You can learn about:

  • Encrypting emails with PGP
  • Encrypting your IMs with XMPP and OTR
  • Anonymous surfing Tor
  • Privacy enhancing browser plug-ins
  • Mobile security (Android, iOS)
  • File and hard-drive encryption with VeraCrypt
  • Hard-drive encryption with LUKS
  • Password security and managers
  • Linux installation
  • Tails (safe and anonymous operating system)

This CryptoParty is attendee driven, so come with questions, as well as your laptop, tablet, phone and a flash or external drive.

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