Wednesday, 31 July 2013

I quit Twitter: @samthetechie

I just quit Twitter at

My digital privacy is very important to me so after the opening talk from @gmc at the Ohm2013 - Observe Hack Make hacker camp, I just quit Twitter. Many people are doing the same today. So please join us. Also, I am about to leave all social networks apart from Diaspora...Feel free to start a debate and ask me why below.

Today is the day, not tomorrow, not next week. I am here to help you to transition to Diaspora and other stuff. Just ask me any technical questions- I am happy to help.

I am also deleting facebook later so, if you *want* to actually stay in touch with me and invite me to stuff then send me an email and also please add me on Diaspora now: ‪#‎howto‬ ‪#‎diaspora‬

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Cryptoparty Handbook for Kindle

cryptopartykindle.jpg CryptoParty Handbook!

Cross-posted from:

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.

Get the Handbook

The book is written in markdown and then compiled into various formats. Download it as .pdf .mobi .epub or .md

Don't take any wooden nickels!

You should always check the fingerprint of downloaded files using commands like sha256sum and compare the resulting hashes against hashes provided by other sources. So if you spread the news about the book, please spread the hashes as well!
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:

Get the Saucecode

Writing the handbook is a group effort. 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.