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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google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

a bug is when someone makes a mistake in code. a "well-designed door" is a full feature. If you can't catch the get_pwnd_by_fbi() function, then you sure as hell aren't going to catch a bug.

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Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

a bug is when someone makes a mistake in code. a "well-designed door" is a full feature. If you can't catch the get_pwnd_by_fbi() function, then you sure as hell aren't going to catch a bug.


A bug is not purposely hidden, a backdoor is. But you are obviously just trolling what with the 'get_pwnd_by_fbi()'.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

And you obviously don't know what you are talking about if you think that code with a logic issue is easier to detect then code that does something completely different then it should.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Nope. phail.

Any logic I throw at you will be pointless if you can't understand this.

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