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OpenBSD backdoored by the FBI?

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From the 'Welcome To The Grid Program' files:

The open source OpenBSD operating system may have been infected by a backdoor setup by the FBI.

That's the very public allegation that a former contributor to OpenBSD made in an email to OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt.

The alleged backdoor is in the OpenBSD IPsec VPN stack, and might have been added to the code ten years ago -- so it's unclear if it's still present today.

"Since we had the first IPSEC stack available for free, large parts of the code are now found in many other projects/products," de Raadt wrote. "Over 10 years, the IPSEC code has gone through many changes and fixes, so it is unclear what the true impact of these allegations are."

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