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Allegations of OpenBSD Backdoors May be True, Updated

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linuxjournal.com: It was just last week that Theo de Raadt, OpenBSD founder and developer, posted an email that claimed the Federal Bureau of Investigations paid OpenBSD developers to leave backdoors in its IPSEC network security stack. Since then early audits have found some questionable code, contributors denied any wrongdoing, and the original source reaffirmed his allegations.

Developer defends claims of backdoors in OpenBSD

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itwire.com: Perry, chief executive of a company named GoVirtual, told iTWire: "I have absolutely, positively nothing to gain from making those statements to Theo, and only did so to encourage a source code audit of the OpenBSD Project. If I had this to do over again, I would have sent an anonymous postcard to WikiLeaks.

OpenBSD backdoor claims: bugs found during code audit

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itwire.com: The OpenBSD project has found two bugs during an audit of the cryptographic code in which, it has been alleged, the FBI, through former developers, was able to plant backdoors.

OpenBSD backdoor claims denied

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itwire.com: Two developers named as having played a role in creating backdoors for the FBI in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD have denied they did so.

Government Backdoors in OpenBSD?

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ostatic.com: We've all heard rumors of backdoors for governments or rogue elements of governments in Microsoft Windows systems, but did we ever think we might find it in the Open Source world? Well, according to Theo de Raadt, renowned Open Source developer, that just might be the case.

First PC-BSD 9.0 Alpha Snapshot Available for Testing

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toolbox.com/blogs: Kris Moore has just announced that the first testing snapshot is available for download (both 32 and 64 bit versions). Here's a short list of some of the major changes from the 8.x series:

Ten ways Linux and BSD differ

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zdnet.co.uk: People tend to talk about Linux and BSD in the same breath, but a number of telling differences set them apart, says Jack Wallen.

4 Linux and BSD Firewall/Router Projects pfsense and m0n0wall

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linuxplanet.com: Here we'll look at four different firewall/router projects from the open source community:

BSD Magazine issue 2010-09: BSD and Linux

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sdmag.org: The BSD Mag September issue is about BSD and Linux. Highlights include: The Difference Between FreeBSD and Ubuntu in a Not So Technical Way.

PC-BSD 8.1 review

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linuxbsdos.com: PC-BSD 8.1 was released on July 20, 2010, roughly five months after version 8.0 was released. Some of the suggestions made in the review of PC-BSD 8.0 have been carried out in this latest release.

BSD Magazine 08/2010 Issue Available

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The BSD Magazine editors have uploaded a new issue: BSD as Operating System. Highlights: Introduction to MidnightBSD, The FreeBSD Ubuntu challenge, and Maintenance Systems over BSD.

FreeBSD 8.1 uses different open source philosophy

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freebsdnews.net: FreeBSD may not receive the attention that Linux does, but its latest upgrade could provide some instruction to the makers of Ubuntu about how to do open source releases.

10 differences between Linux and BSD

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Despite a common tendency to gloss over the differences, Linux and BSD have a number of characteristics that set them apart from one another. Jack Wallen points out several important distinctions.

GhostBSD 1.5 Screenshots

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easylinuxcds.com: GhostBSD 1.5 is based on the FreeBSD live CD however because this release is a little larger it comes on as a live DVD. As of this release GhostBSD is completely installable by issuing a list of commands and pc-sysinstall.

Debian Linux Benchmarked Against FreeBSD

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phoronix.com: Back in January, we published the first benchmarks of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. Today we have updated test numbers looking at the performance of Debian with the FreeBSD kernel and then finally we tested the pure FreeBSD 7.3 and FreeBSD 8.0 operating systems.

PC-BSD 8.1 "Hubble Edition" released

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h-online.com: The PC-BSD development team have announced the release of version 8.1, the "Hubble Edition", of their open source operating system.

July Issue of BSD Mag Available

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The July issue of BSD Mag has just been announced and is available for download here. This month's editorial theme is OpenBSD and the authors include:

Dru Lavigne Appointed "Director of Community Development" for PC-BSD Project

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prweb.com: Dru Lavigne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the FreeBSD Foundation and is the current Chair of the BSD Certification Group. As of August 2nd, she will be adding Director of Community Development for the PC-BSD project to her resume.

I'm a BSD

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oreilly.com: This week I am taking FreeBSD 8.0 for a spin. So far, I like it enough that it will probably be my normal desktop environment. It seems to have the right stuff: my PC seems markedly faster.

DesktopBSD – a new start

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freebsdnews.net: According to the DesktopBSD website development of this KDE-based and FreeBSD based, user-friendly system will be restarted / continued by a group of developers.

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