May 2015 AgendaDiscussions and Presentations (~1 hour)
- Topic 1: Operational Security (OPSEC)
- Topic 2: Encrypted File Storage
- 7ZIP for encrypting Files in transit.
- Share cryptography tools, and hang out with other interested peoples.
Previous TopicsMarch 2015
Topic A: Free and Open Source Operating Systems
#What is Open Source
#What are the advantages. Vs. Windows
- KUbuntu Linux Overview
- Encrypting and Transmitting in Clear text
- SFTP / SSH
#Bit torrent Sync.
Tool Sharing and Networking
Network Security Overview
- VPNs Vs. TOR
- Encryption and Network. interaction.
- Certificate inspection!
- HTTPS Everywhere. - https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
- Consider Disabling Java in the Browser
- Script blocker
- Mozilla Only - https://noscript.net/
- Chrome only - https://code.google.com/p/scriptno/
- Internet Explorer Process...
- block active scripting in the Internet Zone.
- Now set the Trusted Sites Zone to at least a Medium-High security setting and add your trusted sites to Trusted Sites.
- In addition to allowing scripting only on approved sites
- Do not Track
## Chrome Only - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/uglyemail/ldgiafaliifpknmgofiifianlnbgflgj
- TOR BRowser Bundle - https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en
- DARKNETS / TOR
- Anonymous Currency / BITCOIN
TOOL LINKS COMPILATION.- Information Security Handbook for Journalists... (or ... anyone, really)
- A more comprehensive list of suggested Privacy tools than below...
- True Crypt, Encryption tool for entire hard drives, portable file stores
Unfortunately Discontinued - this is the last usable version. the version available from truecrypt.org just unencrypts previous versions' files. Version 7.1 - last version before they discontinued it. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1547381/TrueCrypt%20Setup%207.1a.exe
(would love mirrors for this!)
- Cipher shed, Encryption tool
Replaces True crypt.. eventually... Pre-alpha testing build posted in December, 2014.
- KEEPass, Password encryption tool.
- TOR, Privacy focused traffic obscuring network.
- TOR BRowser Bundle, Privacy focused browser setup.
- TAILS Privacy focused light-weight operating system
- Ubuntu, Open Source Operating system.
**For easiest transition from Windows, you may prefer KUBUNTU, a slightly different flavor: