Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Dec 2010 23:34 UTC, submitted by Oliver
OpenBSD Yesterday, we reported on the allegations made by Gregory Perry. He claims that 10 years ago, several developers were paid by the FBI to implement hidden backdoors into OpenBSD's IPSEC stack. This has prompted a lot of speculation about the allegations' validity, and less than 24 hours later, it has descended into one person's word against that of others. Update: Jason Wright, too, denies all the allegations. "I will state clearly that I did not add backdoors to the OpenBSD operating system or the OpenBSD crypto framework (OCF). [...] It is a baseless accusation the reason for which I cannot understand."
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RE[2]: I am very skeptical...
by kop316 on Thu 16th Dec 2010 14:11 UTC in reply to "RE: I am very skeptical..."
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In the original e-mail, he starts it off with "My NDA with the FBI has recently expired". This is saying "now that I am no longer obligated to keep FBI secrets....". For this to be true, he did at one point comply with the fact that he couldn't tell people about what he did, and now thinks he is legally allowed to do so.

The "NDA" he signed would not allow him to talk about the information for the rest of his life. I highly doubt the FBI would let him think that he is free to tell information just because his "NDA" expired.

The person either has a serious misunderstanding of how government "NDA"s work and just got himself into a lot of legal trouble; or he is fabricating the story.

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