June 14, 2021

FBI back door in IPSec implementation of OpenBSD?

In an email, OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has pointed out a potential back door in the implementation of the IPSec stack for establishing VPN connections. Other open source projects which adopted this code could also contain the back door. The back door reportedly found its way into the code in 2000 and 2001, when OpenBSD developers were allegedly commissioned by the US government to manipulate the code.

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