[PC-BSD Testing] Scary FBI Cloak & Dagger stuff possibly going on with IPSec

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Thu Dec 16 07:05:13 PST 2010


On 12/15/2010 9:11 PM, Erik Saline wrote:
> On Dec 15, 2010, at 8:18 AM, Arthur Koziol wrote:
>
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>> On 12/15/2010 10:11 AM, LinuxBSDos.com wrote:
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>>>>> Just passing along a story I read just now:
>>>>> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.os.openbsd.tech/22557
>>>>>
>>>>> Arthur
>>>>>
>>>>>            
>>>> Scary, but I'm not surprised.
>>>>
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>>> This has serious implications. What other free software project has been
>>> compromised in this manner?
>>>
>>> FreeBSD? Linux kernel? SELinux?
>>>
>>> When I learned back in early 2000 that the NSA was contributing SELinux to
>>> Linux, I did not think that it was a good idea for it to be accepted.
>>>
>>> Scary stuff.
>>>
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>>> Fini Decima
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>> If true, I can't image the audit trail this will have. 10 years in computer time might not seem like much but there's going to be gobs of code to sift through. I guess some smarty coders is going to create a toolkit (fuzzer perhaps?) with "definitions" to detect the code, if it exists, in other apps which may have borrowed from IPSec or code contributed by NSA et al. Should be interesting to watch it unfold. Maybe Wikileaks will beat them to it, ha ha.
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>> Arthur
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> Not sure if this helps.
>
> http://www.itworld.com/open-source/130820/openbsdfbi-allegations-denied-named-participant
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The plot thickens: http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=129244045916861&w=2


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