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An "enum" for Python 3
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Is anyone so paranoid (except Theo) that they believe this is really a problem?
OpenBSD IPSEC backdoored?
Posted Dec 15, 2010 14:15 UTC (Wed) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
Posted Dec 15, 2010 16:58 UTC (Wed) by whitemice (guest, #3748)
Posted Dec 15, 2010 18:02 UTC (Wed) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
Posted Dec 15, 2010 21:57 UTC (Wed) by njs (guest, #40338)
Posted Dec 15, 2010 14:27 UTC (Wed) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167)
The story sounds very strange, but to be fair lots of true stories are stranger. Named developers and a specific period are given, if these clues aren't enough for us to find any evidence, then I agree that there was probably none to find. The supposed target (and the fact that people involved who didn't need to know claim they were told it) is a weird choice too, but it's not as though the US Attorneys (basically people who prosecute federal crimes) are above suspicion themselves.
Posted Dec 15, 2010 15:25 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Dec 15, 2010 16:56 UTC (Wed) by whitemice (guest, #3748)
Posted Dec 15, 2010 17:32 UTC (Wed) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
Obviously, people frequently find security flaws that were accidental, had been there for a while, and could be exploited with detailed knowledge. Among these, one that was intentional but of a common form wouldn't stand out.
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