Osama Bin Laden didn’t encrypt his computer files – not such a mastermind then..

Some of the documents seized during the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan last year have been made public for the first time.

As CNN reports, a small number of the 6000 documents seized have been made available on the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point website.

The 17 electronic documents, which were found on USB sticks, memory cards and computer hard drives after US Navy Seals killed the terrorist chief in the May 2011 raid, are being released in their original Arabic alongside English translations.

A short report provides an overview of the material.

The final document is dated…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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