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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TheGZeus
Member since:
2010-05-19

Inventing definitions doesn't help your case.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

What?? That is the definition of a software defect,

"A software bug is the common term used to describe an error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in a computer program or system that produces an incorrect or unexpected result, or causes it to behave in unintended ways."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_bug

If the software wasn't specced to allow the FBI to have a back door then it is a software defect, otherwise known as a bug. It is irrelevant whether the defect was intention or not.

... do you actually know what you are talking about or do you just talk crap/troll on OSNews?

Edited 2010-12-17 15:56 UTC

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

If this is true, it was indeed expected to have a back-door put in for the FBI, by those who put it there.

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