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Government Backdoors in OpenBSD?

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We've all heard rumors of backdoors for governments or rogue elements of governments in Microsoft Windows systems, but did we ever think we might find it in the Open Source world? Well, according to Theo de Raadt, renowned Open Source developer, that just might be the case.

de Raadt stated in a post to the openbsd-tech mailing list that former OpenBSD developers accepted funding from the Federal Bureau of Investigations to write backdoors into the OpenBSD IPSEC network stack. IPSEC is a set of tools that provide security and encryption of connections.

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