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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security audits are boring things. many aspects of writing code are pure fun, that is not one of them. I have added features I thought would be cool to open source projects many times before, I have fixed bugs I have run into many times before, but I have never done an audit of a codebase.

On the flip side, thats what I have been doing at work for the last few weeks. Boring as hell, and wouldn't do it if I wasn't getting paid.

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