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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by xaeropower on Wed 15th Dec 2010 13:40 UTC
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It seems to me that the guy who contacted Theo about this tries to make joke out of OpenBSD. There were no cases with evidence which would've been coming from decrypted vpn traffic. This whole thing is a FUD.

Thats a fact that the US military pays for hackers for coding 0days and they use that in whatever blackops but exploiting globally used encryption protocol is just not law enforcement style. He would make the story more realisting saying 'nsa' instead of 'fbi'...

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