[kwlug-disc] openbsd backdoored by FBI

Rob S. mr_semantics at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 16 18:05:22 EST 2010


> Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:20:42 -0500
> From: gcooke at insurancesquared.com
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] openbsd backdoored by FBI
> 
> Or so the claim goes:
> http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9201220/Former_contractor_says_FBI_put_back_door_in_OpenBSD
> 
> Isn't OpenBSD opensource?  How can someone backdoor OSS?

With enough time, and the will to do it, I suppose it is possible.  I am reminded of the following article (By Ken Thompson):
http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/ken/trust.html
Here is the original document that got the whole thing rolling:
http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=129236621626462&w=2 		 	   		  
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