Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tonight - BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - CryptoParty - Weds, Feb 4, 2015

*Sorry for the last minute notice. Some extenuating family (health) issues
have slowed me down as of late. If you plan to attend tonight, please
email me at willrico@gmail.com so I can give a proper headcount to Akamai
and they can order enough food.

When: Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Location: Akamai, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

Directions
http://www.akamai.com/html/about/driving_directions.html
Also easily accessibly by T.

Cost: Free

Notes

1) Please note the location is different from BLU's
standard MIT meeting location.

2) Akamai has generously agreed to provide space
and 'free as in food' for this meeting.
Thank you to our sponsor!
http://www.akamai.com/

Summary

Albert Willis along with Steve Revilak, Quartermaster for the Massachusetts
Pirate Party <https://masspirates.org>, will show us how to protect
ourselves online. Topics will include:

* How Packet Sniffing Works and Why You're Vunerable

* Securing Email (PGP)

* Securing Web Browsing

* Q & A for other topics of interest (e.g. chat, VOIP, etc.)

Plus, Jérémie Astori will present cryptic
<https://github.com/astorije/cryptic> [github.com], a script to very easily
split root and home partitions when installing Ubuntu on a fully encrypted
disk.

More events and announcements:

Natick FOSS
Thurs, Feb 5 at Natick Community-Senior Center at 117 East Central Street
http://natickfoss.org/

Mesh Nets with William Fleurant
Weds, Mar 4 at Akamai
http://meetu.ps/2G5Rkm

Linux Soup 15 with Christoph Doerbeck
Weds, Mar 18 at MIT
http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2015-mar

LibrePlanet 2015
Sat & Sun, Mar 21 - 22 at MIT
https://libreplanet.org/2015/
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