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(Den Of Geek)   What the movie Swordfish teaches the world about computer hacking. Er, not very much as it happens   (denofgeek.com) divider line 68
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2014-03-07 03:56:09 PM  

Death Whisper: colinspooky: Well, no. That would be irresponsible.   But didn't it teach us about other points?  And to be honest, does anyone remember this film for anything else?    [www.madmind.de image 150x150]

two saggy tits?


blog.angelatung.com
 
2014-03-07 04:15:12 PM  

MightyPez: Savage Belief: I'm so sick of this "that couldn't have really happened that way because" bullshiat when it comes to movie plots. Who farking cares? It'a MOVIE. If you want reality, get a farking boring-ass job. Or go to Watts and have a coffee. Movies are an escape from reality. Not a window to it.

I dunno. Sometimes these moments can make the characters look really dumb and ruin suspension of disbelief. Skyfall was a great example of this for me. They capture Javier Bardem who, at this point, has been established as a master hacker. They take his laptop into the bowels of MI6 and plug it right in to their central network. Hell breaks loose.

It would have been equally as silly if they brought back a giant wooden horse from his secret hideout and parked it right inside Parliament.


I agree. My computer forensics knowledge is entirely limited to Security+, but even I know that you don't plug a cyber-criminal's computer into your own f*cking network.

/Hey, we found the terrorist's remote-activated bomb! Let's put it in our government vehicle and drive it into our headquarters!
 
2014-03-07 05:05:11 PM  
Jesus was that article written by a chimp?  Half those "sentences" weren't even sentences.  Reading that broke my brain.
 
2014-03-07 05:09:06 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: The Silver Mullet: All you need to be a hacker:
Go here, type furiously, amaze everyone around you.

Link farked.


Type something.
 
2014-03-07 06:27:42 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I was actually a bit disappointed in the gratuitous boob shot. (NSFW of course)
Not that her boobs are not great, it was just a poor presentation.


Bad film, bad film,bad film, here's Halle Berry's breasts for no reason, more boring film, boring film, credits.  But yeah the scene didn't really add anything to the film besides suckering a few Blockbuster rentals.
 
2014-03-07 06:49:33 PM  
I've probably seen this movie a dozen times (like it quite a bit) and didn't know that was Wolverine till this thread. damn.
 
2014-03-07 06:53:37 PM  
The hacking episode of Almost Human was comedic.
 
2014-03-07 07:15:15 PM  
I think one day I'll watch the entire run of Alias again just for its computer hacking.  They didn't even bother with basic physics.  Computers = Magic in that show.

/Ok, now take this magnetic USB stick and smack it onto the side of their server.  Ok, I'm bypassing their encryption and downloading their megaflops.
 
2014-03-07 07:32:55 PM  

fang06554: I think one day I'll watch the entire run of Alias again just for its computer hacking.  They didn't even bother with basic physics.  Computers = Magic in that show.

/Ok, now take this magnetic USB stick and smack it onto the side of their server.  Ok, I'm bypassing their encryption and downloading their megaflops.


Computers = Magic in every fictional show and movie
I'd be interested to know what exceptions there are to this rule, I can't think of any.
 
2014-03-07 07:47:32 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: fang06554: I think one day I'll watch the entire run of Alias again just for its computer hacking.  They didn't even bother with basic physics.  Computers = Magic in that show.

/Ok, now take this magnetic USB stick and smack it onto the side of their server.  Ok, I'm bypassing their encryption and downloading their megaflops.

Computers = Magic in every fictional show and movie
I'd be interested to know what exceptions there are to this rule, I can't think of any.


Good lord, I think you're right.
Ugh.
*sigh*
 
2014-03-07 08:00:30 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: fang06554: I think one day I'll watch the entire run of Alias again just for its computer hacking.  They didn't even bother with basic physics.  Computers = Magic in that show.

/Ok, now take this magnetic USB stick and smack it onto the side of their server.  Ok, I'm bypassing their encryption and downloading their megaflops.

Computers = Magic in every fictional show and movie
I'd be interested to know what exceptions there are to this rule, I can't think of any.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2014-03-07 08:35:17 PM  
My biggest problem with the movie is this:  Travolta is sitting in the coffee shop with the FBI, acting all cool.  IMHO, had I been the FBI Agent-In-Charge, I would have said the following to him:

"We can see you and your team are high-level, well-financed terrorists.  That means there's absolutely no way I'm letting any of you go, no matter who gets killed."

Then Travolta gets a bullet to the head, the FBI AIC walks outside to the other crooks and says, "Okay!  Your boss is dead!  You have two choices:  surrender or die.  I don't care about the hostages, because it's clear that if we let you go, you'll simply kill far more than the dozen or so you have in then.  If I have to choose between a dozen here and 2000 someplace else, then these folks are gonna die, and you're gonna die with them.  You have 60 seconds, then we open fire."

NEVER negotiate with terrorists!
 
2014-03-07 09:02:21 PM  

Zombie DJ: So we're just using the Hero tag for anything now?


Apparently. Of all the misuses of that tag, this may be the worst.
 
2014-03-07 11:13:55 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Computers = Magic in every fictional show and movie
I'd be interested to know what exceptions there are to this rule, I can't think of any.


Jurassic Park gets some credit for using an actual SGI IRIX file browser.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-08 01:45:45 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: fang06554: I think one day I'll watch the entire run of Alias again just for its computer hacking.  They didn't even bother with basic physics.  Computers = Magic in that show.

/Ok, now take this magnetic USB stick and smack it onto the side of their server.  Ok, I'm bypassing their encryption and downloading their megaflops.

Computers = Magic in every fictional show and movie
I'd be interested to know what exceptions there are to this rule, I can't think of any.

Sneakers

. Great movie, awesome cast, realistic hacking, and with all the Snowden hubbub, still relevant.
 
2014-03-08 08:15:00 AM  
It taught me nothing about hacking.  It did teach me, however, that Halle Berry will show you her tits on film if you toss in an extra $200,000 ... and that it might actually be worth it.
 
2014-03-08 03:33:42 PM  

Ivo Shandor: B.L.Z. Bub: Computers = Magic in every fictional show and movie
I'd be interested to know what exceptions there are to this rule, I can't think of any.

Jurassic Park gets some credit for using an actual SGI IRIX file browser.
[i.imgur.com image 625x423]


The Matrix used an actual hack in the power plant scene.

nmap.org
 
2014-03-08 07:09:41 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Apparently you can get shiatfaced drunk and still code advanced mathematics at a high level without referring to any reference libraries whatsoever.


Or be hired to design internal programs for my company.
 
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