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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There are those of us...
by mrhasbean on Wed 15th Dec 2010 01:24 UTC
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...for whom this comes as absolutely no surprise. I'm actually more surprised that this surprises people...

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RE: There are those of us...
by reez on Wed 15th Dec 2010 01:32 in reply to "There are those of us..."
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Is there also a reason for you not being surprised?

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RE[2]: There are those of us...
by OSbunny on Wed 15th Dec 2010 11:09 in reply to "RE: There are those of us..."
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Well its only to be expected now isn't it? There was the story about how printer manufacturers have been embedding secret tracking codes in printouts for years at the behest of US secret agencies. There was also the warning issued by a German government IT security department against using Google Chrome because it wasn't a good idea to trust all your data to one company. Also we know how easy it is to get American telecom companies to corporate with the government.

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