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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by Kochise on Wed 15th Dec 2010 08:18 UTC
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2006-03-03 update that included a back-door in a FOSS, without anyone noticing for quite a long time either ? A Bittorrent client or some sort of.


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If you are talking about ProFTPD, then no, it did not take that long:

"The modification was carried out on the 28th November and discovered and reverted on 1st December."

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