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OpenBSD back door claim now in doubt




OpenBSD back door claim now in doubt
OpenBSD back door claim now in doubt



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http://news.techworld.com/security/3253839/openbsd-back-door-claim-now-in-doubt/ 

By John E Dunn 
Techworld
16 December 10

The claim that the FBI planted a backdoor in OpenBSD a decade ago has 
been flatly denied by developer protagonists named as having been 
involved in the conspiracy in an email sent to OpenBSD founder, Theo de 
Raadt.

Sent by former NETSEC CEO and contractor Gregory Perry, the contentious 
email named senior OpenBSD developer Jason Wright as having been 
responsible for inserting the backdoors into the IPSEC encryption 
implementation in the operating system.

Wright has now angrily denied the claim in a public response, stating, 
=E2=80=9CEvery urban legend is made more real by the inclusion of real names, 
dates, and times. Gregory Perry's email falls into this category.=E2=80=9D

=E2=80=9CI will state clearly that I did not add backdoors to the OpenBSD 
operating system or the OpenBSD crypto framework (OCF). It is a baseless 
accusation the reason for which I cannot understand,=E2=80=9D he added.

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