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Digital Security 101 Workshop, 11/30, Somerville

kids4thAmendmentThe monthly Somerville Cryptoparty this November will offer a Digital Security 101 workshop that will focus on getting new folks up to speed on protecting their privacy on-line.

It will be on Wednesday, November 30th at The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville. We will start at 6pm and end at 9pm. It is free.  Kids are welcome to join.

Please bring your phone, tablet and/or laptop so we can help you get software installed and setup.  To prepare in advance,you can check out the EFF’s Surveillance Self-Defense Guide: https://ssd.eff.org. Topics will include:

  • Threat identification
  • Choosing good passwords and using password managers (+ two-factor authentication)
  • Disk encryption for your devices
  • Using https and installing HTTPS Everywhere
  • Using Tor
  • Using secure Skype/phone/text replacements
  • Smart phone security

We are always looking to work with partners to host cryptoparties like this one. Contact us at info@masspirates.org if your organization or community is interested.

If you want to help out with other CryptoParties in Massachusetts and New England, join our cryptoparty@masspirates.org email list. You can sign up at https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/cryptoparty_masspirates.org/. Anyone who wants to organize CryptoParties and share ideas for making them better is welcome to join.

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