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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RE[3]: ipsec
by Valhalla on Wed 15th Dec 2010 14:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ipsec"
Valhalla
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The 'covert backdoors in firmware-based systems.' is a nasty proposition which he mentioned working on in his reply. All these firmware blobs that can't be audited in any way.

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