[nycbug-talk] OpenBSD ipsec FBI backdoor (was: The BSD Connection)

Sujit K M sjt.kar at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 04:34:39 EST 2010


Seems to be a refute. But Neither can I think of any better logic than
an denial by
the person. Knowing FreeBSD/NetBSD Kernel for a long time I donot think there is
any real way to create backdoors than doing it in the kernel. But one
way I think there
is a real threat to this kind of effort is GNU Tools which can be
tuned for better for back

But this certainly points to better security reviews with company as
well as open
source developers.

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 6:05 AM, Mark Saad <mark.saad at ymail.com> wrote:
> . Lucas <mwlucas at blackhelicopters.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 03:36:19PM -0500, George Rosamond wrote:
>>> On 12/15/10 14:33, Jason Dixon wrote:
>>> >Jason Wright has publicly refuted Greg Perry's claims about his
>>> >involvement in any OpenBSD IPsec backdoors.
>>> >
>>> >http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=129244045916861&w=2
>>> >
>>> Poor Jason Wright.  Nice mud-throwing there Greggie-boy.
>>> One added confusion to this is we have "Jason" Dixon and Pete "Wright"
>>> posting on this list.  Anyone else catch that?
>>> Thread is looking kind of dead now. . .
>>> But Michael Lucas' blog, as always, is useful:
>>> http://blather.michaelwlucas.com/?p=452
>> Far more interesting, and motivational, is DES' post:
>> http://maycontaintracesofbolts.blogspot.com/2010/12/openbsd-ipsec-backdoor-allegations.html
>> ==ml
>> PS: George, by repeatedly copying me on messages to the closed talk@
>> list, has made it clear that he's OK if my head overloads and explodes
>> because I'm subscribed to too many mailing lists.  If that happens,
>> you lot know who to blame.  I suggest you make him clean up the mess.
>> --
>> Michael W. Lucas
>> http://www.MichaelWLucas.com/, http://blather.MichaelWLucas.com/
>> Latest book: Network Flow Analysis http://www.networkflowanalysis.com/
>> mwlucas at BlackHelicopters.org, Twitter @mwlauthor
> Some further reading I found on osnews.com but it still sounds fud like.
> http://blogs.csoonline.com/1296/an_fbi_backdoor_in_openbsd
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