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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("makes all bugs shallow"), if a few paid-off OSS devs can put backdoors into an OSS OS and they're there for years with nobody noticing.

Well, with open source you CAN audit, if you don't then obviously it's no safer than closed source. With closed source you don't have that option at all.

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