Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Dec 2010 23:55 UTC, submitted by Oliver
OpenBSD Okay, this is potentially very big news that really needs all the exposure it can get. OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt has received an email in which it was revealed to him that ten years ago, the FBI paid several open source developers to implement hidden backdoors in OpenBSD's IPSEC stack. De Raadt decided to publish the email for all to see, so that the code in question can be reviewed. Insane stuff.
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I suspect the same of Microsoft code
by cmost on Wed 15th Dec 2010 00:49 UTC
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I've long suspected something similar has been implemented in Microsoft Windows. A back door that lets the government monitor users activities or communications. I always thought the entire anti-trust matter and planned split-up of Microsoft went away just a little too conveniently. As was Bill Gate's quiet retirement. The government in the U.S. has not made aggressive moves to curtail Microsoft's domination and questionable business practices leaving me to believe there's an "arrangement" between it and the government intelligence departments. Just a theory.

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