How Bin Laden Sent E-mails Without The C.I.A. Finding Him
Aside from getting rid of the biggest terrorist on earth, the government also found a treasure trove of information when they shot Bin Laden in his face. They siezed computers, papers, thumb drives and more. But, it's the thumb drives that have given up the ghost on how he was able to send e-mails without being able to be tracked...
The Associated Press reports Bin Laden would type a message on his computer without an Internet connection, then save it using a thumb-sized flash drive. He then passed the flash drive to a trusted courier, who would head for a distant Internet cafe.
At that location, 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 his messages offline.