“When he got to Rio, Lee spent one entire day strengthening Greenwald’s computer, which at that point used Windows 8. Lee was worried spy agencies could break in, so he replaced the operating system with Linux, installed a firewall, disk encryption and miscellaneous software to make it more secure.”
Why would we assume that Windows 8 would protect anything or anyone from compromise? After all, mainstream computing involves a carefully designed system of tracking and open system services that simplify user authentication and browser based two-way communication.
The main question – even for the NSA and security agencies – is what IS public or private? And how does anyone, citizen or spy protect it?
Thanks to Mashable