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 Bounty on Wed 15th Dec 2010 19:19 UTC
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Nobody noticed all the extra open ports or traffic leaking out of your VPN and diverted to because your router, your modem, your IDS, your firewall, your friends at the ISP and the laws of physics have all been hacked to not report it.

Or it's not real. Judging by the amount of crap that gets past the FBI, I'm guessing there is no 3l33t back door. Either that or the FBI is excellent at faking failure.

Edit: (Ok nevermind, just realized what leaking a key does, Still think it's BS.)

Edited 2010-12-15 19:30 UTC

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