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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AdamW
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2005-07-06

"And whose to say there aren't any backdoors in that?"

The Red Hat developers who do almost all the maintenance on it now. They know the code base pretty well.

(Of course, you'd have to trust *them*. And I don't know if they do say that. You'd have to ask them. Just they're probably the people in a position to tell you.)

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