Dan Farmer

Dan Farmer
Dan Farmer
  • Born: April 5, 1962
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Scientist









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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Breaking into a system or exposing its weaknesses is a good thing because truth and knowledge must win out. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Truth
Even if it was a difficult operation to copy a song, it only takes one person to do it. After that the spread of the song via the Internet or other means of propagation is only limited by the honesty of the users.
Even if the music industry simply gave away all their music people would complain that they don't have the bandwidth to download all the stuff - the problem would merely shift from availability to distribution. Music, Chants & Rapps
I can write a program that lets you break the copy protection on a music file. But I can't write a program that solders new connections onto a chip for you. Music, Chants & Rapps
I was fairly solitary. I didn't like structured learning. People didn't seem to be my cup of tea. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I was interested in implements of mass destruction - from an academic point of view.
If you don't want to deal with them, fine. But don't hamper other people from dealing with them.
I'm bisexual.
Napster was predicating its business model on violation of copyright. Business, Commerce & Finance
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. Death
Silicon Valley is constantly saying that the government is irrelevant and powerless. But that's because most people there have never seen it get serious. Government
The whole idea that what is not normal should be kept secret - that's really distasteful to me.
What is right, what is wrong, how can anyone say? I view very, very, few things as Right with a capital R.
When I'm not supposed to do something, it becomes more attractive to me.
You have this enormous network and no one knows what's out there.