Even Bob Woodward doesn’t trust the Internet.
Last week, after Vanity Fair surprised everyone last week by disclosing the identity of Deep Throat, The Washington Post published a lengthy, detailed retrospective by Woodward on W. Mark Felt, the FBI agent who served as his secret informant during Watergate. Woodward had the story essentially ready to go, because he had been preparing it for when Felt died.
The story, along with other critical information, was kept on a computer in his home that wasn’t connected to the Internet, Woodward told a group of computer security officials Monday. Woodward said he keeps all his important stories on this computer, physically disconnected from the world of computer hackers.