[nexa] Manuale: "The CryptoParty Handbook"

J.C. DE MARTIN demartin at polito.it
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  The CryptoParty Handbook

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This 392 page, Creative Commons licensed handbook 
<https://cryptoparty.org/wiki/CryptoPartyHandbook> is designed to help 
those with no prior experience to protect their /basic human right/ to 
Privacy in networked, digital domains. By covering a broad array of 
topics and use contexts it is written to help anyone wishing to 
understand and then quickly mitigate many kinds of vulnerability using 
free, open-source tools. Most importantly however this handbook is 
intended as a reference for use during Crypto Parties.


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      About this book

The CryptoParty Handbook was born from a suggestion by Marta Peirano 
<http://petitemedia.es/> and Adam Hyde <http://www.booksprints.net/> 
after the first Berlin CryptoParty, held on the 29th of August, 2012. 
Julian Oliver <http://julianoliver.com/> and Danja Vasiliev 
<http://k0a1a.net/>, co-organisers of the Berlin CryptoParty (along with 
Marta) were very enthusiastic about the idea, seeing a need for a 
practical working book with a low entry-barrier to use in subsequent 
parties. Asher Wolf, originator of the CryptoParty movement, was then 
invited to join in and the project was born.

This book was written in the first 3 days of October 2012 at Studio 
Weise7, Berlin, surrounded by fine food and a lake of coffee amidst a 
veritable snake pit of cables. Approximately 20 people were involved in 
its creation, some more than others, some local and some far (Melbourne 
in particular).

The facilitated writing methodology used, Book Sprint 
<http://www.booksprints.net/>, is all about minimising any obstruction 
between expertise and the published page. Face-to-face discussion and 
dynamic task-assignment were a huge part of getting the job done, like 
any good CryptoParty!

The open source, web-based (HTML5 and CSS) writing platform Booktype 
<http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/booktypepro/> was chosen for the editing 
task, helping such a tentacular feat of parallel development to happen 
with relative ease. Asher also opened a couple of TitanPad pages to 
crowd-source the Manifesto and HowTo CryptoParty chapters.

Combined, this became the official CryptoParty Handbook by midnight 
October the 3rd, GMT+1.

The Book Sprint was 3 days in length and the full list of onsite 
participants included:

Adam Hyde (facilitator), Marta Peirano, Julian Oliver, Danja Vasiliev, 
Asher Wolf, Jan Gerber, Malte Dik, Brian Newbold, Brendan Howell, AT, 
Carola Hesse, Chris Pinchen, .. with cover art (illustrations to come) 
by Emile Denichaud.

    Other material included


The material used in the second half of this book borrows from 2 books 
previously sprinted by FLOSS Manuals :
"How to Bypass Internet Censorship" 2008 & 2010
Available from FLOSS Manuals in 8 languages
Adam Hyde (Facilitator), Alice Miller, Edward Cherlin, Freerk Ohling, 
Janet Swisher, Niels Elgaard Larsen, Sam Tennyson, Seth Schoen, Tomas 
Krag, Tom Boyle, Nart Villeneuve, Ronald Deibert, Zorrino Zorrinno, 
Austin Martin, Ben Weissmann, Ariel Viera, Niels Elgaard Larsen, Steven 
Murdoch, Ross Anderson, helen varley jamieson, Roberto Rastapopoulos, 
Karen Reilly, Erinn Clark, Samuel L. Tennyson, A Ravi
"Basic Internet Security" 2011
Adam Hyde (Facilitator), Jan Gerber, Dan Hassan, Erik Stein, Sacha van 
Geffen, Mart van Santen, Lonneke van der Velden, Emile den Tex and Douwe 

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