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bio website jathan.com
location Los Angeles, CA
age 37
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen May 5 at 17:51

I am a Professional Hacker of Internets.

I worked for AOL for almost thirteen years as a security engineer and have been in the industry for over 20 years, automating anything that isn't tied down so I have more time to automate things.

My best and favorite language is Python. I first learned to code in Perl, which really wasn't the greatest of introductions. (Bad programming practices!) I always found programming tedious and boring, yet still necessary, before I discovered Python.

I have lots of skills with all things tech: servers, network hardware, firewalls, game systems... It's all prime for hacking!!


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awarded  Yearling
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answered How to roll my own security mechanism - avoid SSL
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comment How to roll my own security mechanism - avoid SSL
SSL might be "horrendously broken" but whatever you come up with will be even more broken. Count on it. SSL isn't perfect but it's good enough. DON'T REINVENT THE WHEEL.
May
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awarded  Teacher
May
20
answered OSes that are mathematically proven to be 100% (or 99%) secure?
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Supporter