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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. The latest edition is from 2013-07-10.

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For a quick look at the table of contents and for reading individual chapters:

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Download the Handbook

Download a copy for offline reading, on your computer/tablet (PDF) or on an ebook reader (mobi/epub):

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The simple and small text version is suitable for reading using any text software (but no screenshots):

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The following handbook files have been hashed using sha256sum as a post build step after make install is run on the handbook source code, the results are:

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33e46514a8e6b376155ad460aac8e7c704b6b849267b6fb2f80f9e84fc5e65e7  cryptoparty-handbook-2013-07-10.pdf


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

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.

Old Versions

snapshot version 1.1 is downloadable as PDF and ePub.

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

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