December 16th, 2010


Allegations regarding OpenBSD IPSEC

I'm not typically one for conspiracy theories, but I have to say that I'm fascinated by the claims and counter-claims about the suggestion that the FBI implemented (or at least attempted to implement) backdoors in OpenBSD's IPsec stack.

As someone said in a comment on Slashdot, it's "giving the paranoids something to be paranoid about", but hopefully the net positive effect will be a positive one, with increased awareness of security issues, and more extensive auditing of code.

We may never know the true story, but I am interested to see how much more comes to light, on either side of the fence.