Dan Farmer
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"Dan Farmer" is an American computer security researcher and programmer who was a pioneer in the development of vulnerability scanners for Unix operating systems and computer networks.

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These things exist, they're part of the world.

If you don't want to deal with them, fine. But don't hamper other people from dealing with them.

I was interested in implements of mass destruction - from an academic point of view.

The whole idea that what is not normal should be kept secret - that's really distasteful to me.

People don't want to talk about death, just like they don't want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear.

Still, if they offer me a good job under my conditions - which is that I can do anything I want- then, sure. The NSA is not going to change me.

You have this enormous network and no one knows what's out there.