December 17, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The cryptography of open source operating system OpenBSD was rigged with FBI-sponsored backdoors a decade ago, a former government contractor has told OpenBSD founder Theo De Raadt.
A ‘backdoor‘ is an algorithm or rootkit written to allow a third party to bypass usual security controls and gain access to a system
“I wanted to make you aware of the fact that the FBI implemented a number of backdoors,” Gregory Perry, former chief technology officer at former government contractor, Netsec, told De Raadt in an email.