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    SubjectRe: Wiretapping Linux?
    On Tue, 16 May 2006 06:24:38 PDT, Marc Perkel said:
    > So what about Linux? With thousands of people working on the Kernel if
    > someone from the NSA wanted to slip a back door into the Kernel, could
    > the do that?

    Actually, if the NSA wanted to slip in a back door, they'd have done so
    in the SELinux code. :)

    As others have mentioned, the kernel code isn't the best place to try
    to put a back door in, precisely because of the depth of scrutiny. A
    much more likely avenue is to backdoor some popular userspace code (as
    did happen to Sendmail and OpenSSH within a few weeks of each other a
    few years ago).

    And then there's the Underhanded C Code contest:

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