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    Media: Hacker? -> Digimon 3

    Hey All,

    And it continues... media fuels the paranoia that everyone can be a "hacker" and that the world is full of them.

    The newest installation of the Digimon collection (Digimon World 3) is running an advertisement on television which protrays anyone as a hacker.

    Ad:
    Starts off with a balding middle-age man with glasses walking on the sidewalk through people, the colors go psycodelic and puts the word "Friend?" then to "Hacker", while the guy looks at us with demonic intentions. Then it goes to a asian chick (pretty hot) and does the same. Then to a teenage guy and so. Finally shows 10 secs of game clips and then back to the labeling of "hacker", this time, to a 12 year old boy.

    Anything to make something look "k007" to script kiddies and paranoic to uneducated adults.

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    I saw that commercial too, and i was thinking to myself..."does this video game even have anything to do with hacking?" lol

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    I saw that ad when i was reading the post "Injustice in 2600" about the PBS show- syberchase, with a evil hacker that try's to take over the web.
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    I saw this commercial too. I was screaming at my tv for that little 12 yo on it. I was screaming stupid commercial and stuff. I mean, that's the stuff that makes hackers seem like little kids. The media screwed over our name just to get a story about something to increase their ratings. I just get really mad when they have little kiddiots trying to act cool, they make me mad, but to put a kiddiot on tv(dunno if he is a kiddiot, but if he has anything to do with a hacker, chances are he is) thats just messed up. Does the game makers even know the proper definition of a hacker. The media gives hackers a bad name. I really want to complain to that company. It makes it seem like hackers are everywhere, and it's simple to become one, which is NOT true. There are kids here in my area that just figured out what hacking is, and don't know what log off button does, and have no clue what linux is. They just found out and figure hacking prolly isnt hard, and go d/l every program they find, and they go around telling stories, so I ask them basic questions to get them to shut up when they are lying to me about their "1337 |-|/\x0r|ng" and what they tell me leads up to not making sense. One time a kid told me he hacked computers by "merging internet explorer with microsoft word" yes, that is what he said, no joke, it dosent make sense, so I confused him and got him to admit he was lying. I just don't see why the kids think they can get away with this stuff.
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    It's all semantics anyways. You can call a 12 year old by any name and he'll more than likely still be a kid. Advertisers use buzz words like hacker to get a response. It's just a word and should be discarded as thus.
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    Originally posted here by huntx7
    I saw this commercial too. I was screaming at my tv for that little 12 yo on it. I was screaming stupid commercial and stuff. I mean, that's the stuff that makes hackers seem like little kids. The media screwed over our name just to get a story about something to increase their ratings. I just get really mad when they have little kiddiots trying to act cool, they make me mad, but to put a kiddiot on tv(dunno if he is a kiddiot, but if he has anything to do with a hacker, chances are he is) thats just messed up. Does the game makers even know the proper definition of a hacker. The media gives hackers a bad name. I really want to complain to that company. It makes it seem like hackers are everywhere, and it's simple to become one, which is NOT true. There are kids here in my area that just figured out what hacking is, and don't know what log off button does, and have no clue what linux is. They just found out and figure hacking prolly isnt hard, and go d/l every program they find, and they go around telling stories, so I ask them basic questions to get them to shut up when they are lying to me about their "1337 |-|/\x0r|ng" and what they tell me leads up to not making sense. One time a kid told me he hacked computers by "merging internet explorer with microsoft word" yes, that is what he said, no joke, it dosent make sense, so I confused him and got him to admit he was lying. I just don't see why the kids think they can get away with this stuff.
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    I've also seen this comercial.. It was funny how the media made it seem like anyone could be a hacker. The kid on the street or the old man on the bench... At the same time though, I was kinda pissed. I was like WTF dose this damn digimon sh*t have to do with hacking? Nothing. Not a damn thing. Now every 13 year old that's into digimon is a hacker.. Beware folks, make sure your firewall and antivirus software is up to date. The digimon h4x0r$ are on the loose. Look for an advisory from CERT in the following weeks.

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    Cute Remote_Access

    I just dislike that now all kids will think, hey, I'm a cool hacker, like in the movies...
    Why do I say I'm a hacker, because I beat Digimon World 3!

    Oh boy....

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    ummm tyger, kids already think that they are cool hackers like in the movies. We get people like that every day in irc.

    That or it's 'I'm a 1337 hacker because I write batch files' etc...
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    i wanna see the commercial to this game.

    maybe a link to its page? please.. this game seems soo

    soo! 1337!! i gotta check this one out.
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