Favorite fake Movie/TV hacking method?

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  1. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    I loved the movie "Hackers" when I was in high school, and even though (even at the time) I knew it was corny and not how the real world worked... I'm sure it, along with a growing addiction to computer games, had something to do with my decision to go college and get a degree in Computer Science. Anyways...


    What's your favorite example of hacking in movies or TV? It doesn't have to be realistic, it's probably better if it isn't, because watching someone run scripts and stare at a hex editor trying to backwards engineer software isn't exactly exciting or entertaining.
  2. Mourkain

    Mourkain New Member

    It's exactly how I'm feeling about this. I love this Movie and also studied Informatics because of this.

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  3. KakashiSharingan

    KakashiSharingan Active Member

    Maybe this?

    lol :wink_:
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  4. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    @KakashiSharingan that's awesome, and I love it. Thanks for that, can't believe I've never seen it before.
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  5. Tinikko

    Tinikko Member

    Matrix, of course[emoji14]
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  6. Iron_Fang

    Iron_Fang Active Member

    CSI all the time
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  7. richy877

    richy877 Active Member

    First Matrix movie was Epic. When it first came out i remember how excited everyone was and got people talking about virtual reality. Pretty sure a lot of students went to study computer science and engineering cause of that movie. Then came harry potter and everyone wanted to be a wizard. Too bad magic isnt real, sorry for any kids reading this and spoiling their dreams:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:.
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  8. Tinikko

    Tinikko Member

    I remember when my dad came home with the same model of mobile phone of Neo.. Just... Wow
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  9. Poker72

    Poker72 Active Member

    If it has green digits moving across the screen very quickly then I love it. It is how it works. Nobody can convince me differently. I set it as my background so I can feel like L33T haxorz.
  10. Excidi

    Excidi Member

    I think it is funny to watch a lot of the hacking movies. One of the ones that came out recently was Cybergeddon, it was a pretty good movie. I think it was web series originally.
  11. Detective_Chimp

    Detective_Chimp Active Member

    I just watched the 'movie' Cybergeddon on Netflix and it has some pretty funny hacking, although my favorite part is the sponsorship from Norton. :)
  12. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    Cybergeddon, eh? I'll have to give it a watch this week.

    I just re-watched Sneakers this weekend, one of my favorite older "realistic" hacking movies. It's probably been 5 years (at least) since I watched it, but it's still an excellent movie.


    While the movie is more focused on corporate/government security, there's definitely hacking/phreaking elements and for the most part they at least get basic principles correct. There aren't really a lot of flashy UIs or crazy technobabble, but there's a lot of low level hardware being used to gain access and an IC that has amazing crypto breaking tech.
  13. Detective_Chimp

    Detective_Chimp Active Member

    Sneakers is an awesome movie with a terrific cast. It is dated, but still very watchable. Although any movie where Dan Aykroyd plays a character named 'Mother' is always a must see.

    "I leave message here on service but you do not call."

    Next, you'll need to re-watch The Net and Antitrust and give an analysis of them. :)
  14. Irenicussss

    Irenicussss Member

    Matrix of course.
  15. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    haha :D, Hackerman from kung fury is awesome :D.
    Don't forget to watch the full Kung fury film its EPIC
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  16. KakashiSharingan

    KakashiSharingan Active Member

    I watched it, that movie is 10/10 xD
  17. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    Sorry, @Detective_Chimp, I didn't watch The Net or Antitrust... but I did watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Swordfish this weekend.

    I'd say of all these movies, Ferris Bueller probably has the most realistic hacking I've seen so far.

    He basically dials into the school's system and iterates down the number of absences on his record from 9 to 3. But apart from that, Ferris Bueller is also an excellent example of social engineering, something that is actually a huge part of real life hacking. It's usually the easiest way for someone to gain access to a property or system they shouldn't have access to.

    Swordfish, on the other hand, tries extra hard to sound like they know what they are talking about... but it's very similar to Hackers in that "hacking" has a nice UI and a ridiculous naming scheme for systems/files.

    The movie isn't terrible (ok, it's not good either), but I think we all know why most people watch it... that's right; Wolverine using a computer.
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  18. Detective_Chimp

    Detective_Chimp Active Member

    Wolverine using a computer, while Storm gives him some ehhhhhhh................ encouragement.
  19. gobi42

    gobi42 Active Member

    Lmao well technical I think she watched someone give him some "encouragement". I got go with hackerstho, love that movie.
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  20. Chuemmer

    Chuemmer Active Member

    The new show "Scorpion" is actually pretty decent. It is obviously highly fabricated, but it is still entertaining regardless.
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