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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Technically, the proof shows either that gcc doesn't have the hack or else all C compilers have the identical hack.

Oh no, all compilers are malicious! ;)

What about hardware or firmware backdoors?
The US have already been afraid of Asian hardware for this reason, which could be a sign. I mean if the US believe hardware from China could have backdoors the reason is the US have at least been thinking about it, right?

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