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Friday, 13 May 2011 11:31

Bin Laden depended on the flash drive

Written by Nick Farell


How to be a criminal mastermind without the Internet
Hard to imagine being a criminal mastermind without the world wide web. It is a bit like not having a volcano or an army of sex slaves, however Osama bin Laden managed to write more  emails than a lot of Mr Bads. According to US investigators bin Laden's system depended on flash drives and couriers.

A trove of electronic records pulled out of his compound after he was killed last week is revealing thousands of messages and hundreds of email addresses of his operatives. Bin Laden would type a message on his computer without an internet connection, then save it using on a flash drive. The flash drive would be given to trusted courier, who would head for an internet cafe miles away.

The courier would plug the memory drive into a computer, copy bin Laden's message into an email and send it. Reversing the process, the courier would copy any incoming email to the flash drive and return to the compound, where bin Laden would read them. Needless to say it was not exactly fast, but it was nearly impossible to track. The Navy SEALs hauled away roughly 100 flash memory drives after they killed bin Laden.

The files taken have the potential to help the US find other al-Qaeda figures, and could force terrorists to change their routines.

Nick Farell

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+20 #1 Marburg_U 2011-05-13 13:27
I'd pay 5 dollars to know which OS was Ozy running on.
 
 
-45 #2 Super XP 2011-05-13 13:32
Did you mean the Flesh Drive? What an A-Hole he was. I also don't think he's dead IMO...
 
 
+40 #3 deadspeedv 2011-05-13 14:32
Indeed. Did he use a Mac, Windows or Linux? :D. Would be funny if he was a mac user.
 
 
-1 #4 darkpulse 2011-05-13 14:44
Must say, that was ingenious way of reading emails without internet!(\sarc asm):D. But Osama should be knowing better that internet is not the ONLY way of being tracked.....
 
 
-23 #5 mrgerbik 2011-05-13 15:04
stories like this are such a load of horses**t

if anyone actually believes that Osama was killed in that compound needs their head checked.... he's been dead for 10 years LMAO

I think every story coming form this fairy tale is planted for a reason - namely to frame Pakistan
 
 
-25 #6 Super XP 2011-05-13 16:49
Wonderful, I get a -9 so far for stating the obvious facts.....
 
 
+20 #7 iicsus 2011-05-13 17:07
Quoting deadspeedv:
Would be funny if he was a mac user.

Oh, the jokes that would follow...
 
 
+6 #8 PorscheRacer14 2011-05-13 17:51
If he was a Mac user him and Jobs both enjoy a cult following. I doubt he was a mac user though. More like windows XP user or Linux. A MacIntosh over there would really stand out and hard to get parts. A PCs parts are common place and wouldn't raise too many flags...
 
 
+2 #9 JEskandari 2011-05-13 17:56
Quoting PorscheRacer14:
If he was a Mac user him and Jobs both enjoy a cult following. I doubt he was a mac user though. More like windows XP user or Linux. A MacIntosh over there would really stand out and hard to get parts. A PCs parts are common place and wouldn't raise too many flags...

If it was a macbook then its not that rare here in middle east
 
 
+13 #10 PorscheRacer14 2011-05-13 18:46
Well then him and Jobs both have at least one thing in common. They both have a cult following...
 

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