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

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Thu Dec 16 20:28:13 CST 2010

On 12/16/2010 06:57 AM, Ed Hurst wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Dec 2010 23:38:44 -0600, Fred A. Miller
> <fmiller at lightlink.com> wrote:
>> 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. 

And, you could be right. I, at this point, have no way of knowing for
sure one way or the other.


"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."
Thomas Jefferson

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