Part 1: "Email Privacy"
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|Place||Koukoutsi (to be confirmed)|
|Day||Friday 25 May 2012|
A brief theoretical introduction - Bring coffee!
- What is cryptography? (And what is it NOT.)
- Why use cryptography? (And when NOT to.)
- What is "security".
- How does OpenPGP protect my privacy?
- What is a "Web of Trust"? (What is "Trust" NOT.)
Practical part - Bring your computers! (And optionally IDs.)
- Install the software needed for email encryption.
- Make our own cryptographic OpenPGP keys.
- Make a personal backup copy of our PRIVATE keys.
- Encrypt a file on our computer.
- 'Securely' delete the original file.
- Decrypt the file again.
- Send "signed" e-mails.
- Exchange our PUBLIC keys.
- "Sign" each others keys.
- Send encrypted e-mails.
- Send and receive "signed" and encrypted e-mails.
LATE CLUB discussion: "Behind the scenes" - Bring beer?
- Advantages of an OpenPGP smart card.
- How does cryptography work. (Some math)
- Which ciphers are used with OpenPGP.
- Are these ciphers 'secure'?
Which software should I use?
You can use either GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS, or Android/Linux, all are possible. In this workshop I will focus mostly on GNU/Linux, because it is Free/Libre/Open-Source software and as such more secure.
But even if you want to use other software, you are welcome! OpenPGP is a patent-free and open standard and I believe, that we will find a way to use it on almost any computer!