[CS-FSLUG] Former contractor says FBI put back door in OpenBSD

Ed Hurst ehurst at soulkiln.org
Thu Dec 16 05:57:29 CST 2010

On Wed, 15 Dec 2010 23:38:44 -0600, Fred A. Miller <fmiller at lightlink.com>  

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

This is getting a lot of discussion in the crypto business. Being they are  
all such a cynical lot, there is among those folks a strong belief Gregory  
Perry is not entirely truthful. He names Jason Wright as the main culprit  
in making a back door. Wright responds with factual evidence which casts  
Perry as an attention hound, and points out where he did and did not  
contribute (file names, changelogs, etc.). Perry throws out another  
statement to reinforce his assertions. That was where it ended late  
yesterday (in my part of the world).

There was already a pretty long thread on Slashdot, of course, and  
discussion about how it might be done and not noticed by reviewers. It's  
way over my head. But my own cynicism leads me to believe Perry is, at the  
least, mistaken.

Ed Hurst
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