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Submission + - How secure are Snowden's laptops? (washingtonpost.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Marc thiessen, columnist for the Washington post, claimed in a recent op-ed that the biggest problem with Edward Snowden is the reams of data on his laptops. He wrote, "Snowden is reportedly carrying four laptop computers loaded with top-secret U.S. intelligence documents. No doubt the spy agencies in the countries he is visiting have been feasting on the reams of classified information in his possession.". Surely the laptops are encrypted and well protected given Snowden's background. How easy would it be for a country with a sophisticated cyber program to access the content of his laptops? Are the Chinese and Russians truly feasting or are still preparing the appetizers?
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How secure are Snowden's laptops?

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