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We need to talk about mathematical backdoors in encryption algorithms

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OpenBSD

This makes me wonder if the standard version of OpenBSD is still restricted for usage in the USA?

and in answering my own question:

from the website - https://www.openbsd.org/cvsync.html - and at the very bottom of this link.

"IMPORTANT NOTE: There are a few issues relating to cryptographic software that everyone should be aware of:

The OpenBSD sources are from Canada. As researched by a Canadian individual and as described in the Export Control list of Canada, it is legal to export crypto software from Canada to the world.

However, if you are outside the USA or Canada, you should not fetch the cryptographic sections of the OpenBSD sources from a CVSync server located in the USA. The files in question are...

src/kerberosIV/*

src/kerberosV/*

src/lib/libdes/*

src/lib/libc/crypt/crypt.c

src/lib/libc/crypt/morecrypt.c

src/sys/crypto

src/sys/netinet

src/usr.sbin/afs/src/rxkad/*

Because of the USA ITAR munitions list, crypto software may only be exported to Canada from the USA."

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