The CryptoParty Handbook tries to provide a comprehensive guide to the various topics that might come up while investigating the realms of computer and internet security and is designed to be a practical guide during CryptoParties.

Please note that the CryptoParty Handbook is currently not updated!

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Integrity: Don't take any wooden nickels!

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CryptoPartyHandbook for Kindle

We are thrilled to announce that the Cryptoparty Handbook is now Kindle-friendly. Please download .mobi .cover.jpg and metadata.opf and place all three files into your Calibre Library.

Get the Sourcecode

You may help to improve the Handbook, it's a group effort! The Handbook is written in Markdown. For collaboration github is used. Although primarily used by programmers, github provides a very comfortable editor for markdown. Just register, clone the handbook repository, edit it and file a pull request (it is really not hard, just try it out).

Tell us what you think

Please submit bugs, issues, ideas and comments here: github

Recent changes

The latest edition is from 2013-08-21 and includes all updates to github until that date.

Old Versions

For download links and checksums of snapshot version 2013-07-10, check this older revision 1374966443 of this page.

snapshot version 1.1 is downloadable as PDF and ePub. (Mirror 1) (Mirror 2)

  • The SHA256 checksums for the files are “e8d05c9693930dc942200546389eb12673da44647f62f6d22dbe07f35c9f6cd8” and “798e16edec4c4fa973d73bcbae85f6a1a73c49fa158cb1ac6a0b0863b2997f62” respectively.

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