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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Valhalla
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2006-01-24

I've long suspected something similar has been implemented in Microsoft Windows. A back door that lets the government monitor users activities or communications.


I've pretty much always taken that for granted, and it's not exactly harder to believe nowadays with the US showing exactly how much pressure it is willing to exert on domestic companies when they feel it's in their interest.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141105/NSA_helped_with_Wind...

Now if this is true about OpenBSD (let's hope not), then this Gregory Perry must be one of them whistleblowers who according to the US is an 'ENEMY OF THE ENTIRE WORLD' or some such nonsense.

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