Former contractor says FBI put back door in OpenBSD

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Dec 16 05:08:21 GMT 2010

Backdoor code was allegedly added to the IPsec stack 10 years ago, 
giving the FBI secret ways to snoop on encrypted traffic

A former government contractor says that the U.S. Federal Bureau of
Investigation installed a number of back doors into the encryption
<>  software used by the OpenBSD
operating system.

The allegations were made public Tuesday by Theo de Raadt, the lead
developer in the OpenBSD project. DeRaadt posted an email sent by the
former contractor, Gregory Perry
<>, so that the
matter could be publicly scrutinized.

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