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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RE: Comment by porcel
by Lennie on Wed 15th Dec 2010 01:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by porcel"
Lennie
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I would not state that, I think the OpenBSD hackers are a lot more likely to find these kinds of things than any other open source project.

They really do take these things seriously. They look at correctness first (in the broadest sense of the word), most others are focused first on features.

Have you seen their code ?

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