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Clearly written by a guy with a doctorate in comp sci


That is EXACTLY how hacking works. You randomly mash on a keyboard to crack encryption. They nailed it! Who told them the deep dark secrets of the l33t h4x0rs?

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Movie tech is about appealing to what the general public understands. This isn't a "hacking" movie.

Amy: I swear to God...I swear to God! That is NOT how you treat your human!

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So, the general public understands that hacking consists of mashing a keyboard?

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The general public understands bupkis about hacking.

I don't love her.. She kicked me in the face!!

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If this isn't a hacking movie, what is?

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Matrix Reloaded contains one of the very few accurate Hollywood hacking scenes. Trinity breaks into a computer system one way real hackers do, by exploiting a software vulnerability in SSH.

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