Security Resources

These resources are selected to complement the public cryptoparty. The organized topics generally correspond to instruction areas.

Passwords Multi-factor Authentication Browsers & Extensions Virtual Private Networks Secure Messaging Device Encryption Cryptoparty



Creating Strong Passwords.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Surveillance Self-Defense.

LastPass. Securely remembers your passwords, so you don’t have to.

EFF Dice-Generated Passphrases. Create strong passphrases with random number generators.

Multi-factor Authentication

How to: Enable Two-factor Authentication.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Surveillance Self-Defense.

Yubikey. Hardware authentication device.

Two Factor Auth (2FA). List of websites and whether or not they support 2FA.

Browsers and Extensions

Privacy Badger. EFF Product: Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.

HTTPS Everywhere. EFF Product: Encrypts the web.

Certbot. EFF Product: Enables HTTPS on your website by deploying Let’s Encrypt certificates.

Tor Browser. Bounces communications around a distributed network of relays.

Tor network exit nodes found to be sniffing passing traffic. July 1, 2015. SC Magazine UK.

Virtual Private Networks

Here’s How to Protect Your Privacy From Your Internet Service Provider. April 3, 2017. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

The Motherboard Guide to VPNs. March 24, 2017. Motherboard / VICE Media.

TunnelBear. Consumer VPN with headquarters in Canada.

Secure Messaging

Signal. Private messaging & calling for iPhone and Android.

Device encryption

How to: Encrypt Your iPhone.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Surveillance Self-Defense.

How to Encrypt Your Android Phone (and Why You Might Want to). April 17, 2016. How-to Geek.


Cryptoparty Handbook. Grassroots global endeavour to introduce the basics of digital security.

  • Last release August 21, 2013; fundamentals hold true, products have changed.