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 Almafeta on Thu 16th Dec 2010 00:18 UTC
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One thing I haven't seen discussed that's kind of scary is the possible fallout. If it becomes resonable to believe that US governmental agencies are actively trying to get coders to surrepetitiously insert back doors into products, then that'll basically destroy the market for US-made software, as well as ruin the careers of anyone who might be suspected of having relationships in the US government.

Fun times.

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